High ph

DonnieL1December 26, 2012

I have a 2500 gal pond that I established this past summer. I hv been regularly checking the ph and it has been running 9. I hv checked it in the morning as well as in the evening and get the same results. I used a lot of Limestone around the pond and the waterfall. Could that be the reason for the high ph level and if so what can I do to correct the problem. I have about 30 Koi in the pond. I use a test tube type test with drops. All other tests such as Amonia and Nitrates are all good. Any help would be much appreciated.

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sleeplessinftwayne(z4-5 IND)

Hey there. Here are two very good threads on the subject.

http://forums2.gardenweb.com/forums/load/ponds/msg0500293322532.html

http://forums2.gardenweb.com/forums/load/ponds/msg081933349762.html

DRH1 has always been one our very best resources and he is much better than I am at explaining things.

Illinois seems to be a hot spot for high PH readings.

    Bookmark   December 26, 2012 at 1:16PM
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kalevi

If you read the threads, you have nothing to worry about with a pH of 9.

    Bookmark   December 27, 2012 at 10:46AM
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DonnieL1

Thank you very much. After reading the threads I feel much better about the ph level. I am a new pond owner and just want to make sure I am doing things correctly.

    Bookmark   December 27, 2012 at 2:00PM
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sleeplessinftwayne(z4-5 IND)

Welcome to the forum.

    Bookmark   December 28, 2012 at 7:53AM
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