Pond Care® Chlorine & Heavy Metal Neutralizer
Instantly neutralizes chlorine, copper, lead, and zinc, as well as other heavy metals found in tap and well water, all of which may be toxic to fish and plants.
- Instantly makes tap and well water safe for pond life.
- Use when setting up a pond or changing pond water.
- 16 oz bottle treats 9,600 gallons.
Type: Water Treatment
The health and beauty of all pond life depends on the quality of water added to the pond. Many tap water supplies used to fill garden ponds contain chlorine. While chlorine makes water safe for drinking, it is highly toxic to pond life. Chlorine destroys fish gill tissue, preventing the uptake of oxygen and the release of carbon dioxide, resulting in fish death. Even low levels of chlorine irritate delicate skin tissue on frogs, snails, newts, and salamanders.
Certain metals, such as copper and zinc, are essential to pond life metabolism. But in elevated and unnatural levels, they become toxic and are classified as “heavy metals.” These include lead, copper, zinc, and manganese, which are prevalent in many water supplies. Heavy metals sometimes enter tap water via lead and copper pipes, as well as the solder used to join the pipes. Airborne pollutants can deposit heavy metals in the pond. Heavy rains carry airborne metals into the pond, where they may accumulate to toxic levels. Acid rain causes “unreactive” metals lying dormant in the pond to become toxic.
Heavy metal poisoning may occur slowly over time. These metals can accumulate in the organs of aquatic life, causing a variety of psychological problems ultimately leading to disease outbreaks and death. High levels of one or more of these heavy metals cause rapid death of fish and amphibians without obvious symptoms of disease of tissue damage.
Pond Care Chlorine & Heavy Metal Neutralizer instantly neutralizes chlorine and detoxifies heavy metals in tap water and ponds. Chlorine & Heavy Metal Neutralizer is safe and non-toxic for fish, plants, and other pond life.
Directions for Use:
Add one teaspoonful (5 ml) of Chlorine & Heavy Metal Neutralizer for each 100 U.S. gallons (378 L) of water.
Keep out of reach of children. FOR GARDEN POND USE ONLY.
Aquarium Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Chalfont, PA 1894
Aquarium Pharmaceuticals Technical Service: 1-800-847-0659
Made in U.S.A.
Information Source: Pond Care®, maker of Chlorine & Heavy Metal Neutralizer
Please Note: When treating your pond, always refer to the directions on your bottle/jar. Directions change and typos are possible. We strive to always provide up to date accurate information, but for best results you should be sure to follow the directions on the product container.