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Should I get a water test kit for due dilligence
#526139 09/21/20 09:37 AM
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Pond shopping starts in earnest this week. Should I purchase a water test kit ro check the ponds/creeks im looking to use or just scope it out and have someone else come out for all that?

Im going to ask a lot of questions, but only because I'm clueless

5-20 Acres in Florida. Bass/Tilapia/Bowfin/Gator
Re: Should I get a water test kit for due dilligence
CityDad #526154 09/21/20 03:49 PM
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It really depends on your abilities in chemistry and water analysis. Check out this thread that I started...


The very first post is where I have collected a lot of "pond water" info and it will save you plenty of time in research. Feel free to PM me if you find other good info and I will post it there for safe keeping. The remainder of the thread is just an area I used to document my pond and the first year I owned the test kits. I am sure I learned something in the process, but not enough to assist anyone in water analysis...my patience for chemistry is lacking. lol. I think someone like myself could determine if the water in question is unsuitable for a pond with the basic kits that I afforded, but some of the kits (like the API Pond Master Test Kit) has a loose resolution and does not lend itself to very fine detail. It is a good beginners kit and will certainly tell you if the water is decent or not.

Fish on!,

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