Pondkeepers bargain alert

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04 Mar 2017 21:36 #1 by FR85 (Gavin O'Sullivan)
Hi all,

I don't know if this is the place to put this, there is a chap on done deal selling Interpet Fresh Start water treatment, I bought 20 bottles off him for €70 and a little maths showed I saved about €200. Lovely guy to deal with.

Bit of a bargain alert for yiz now that we're coming into season....it's not me or my add and I've no ties to this guy so I didn't want to put it in the classifieds section.

Hope this helps some of you along.....

Gav

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04 Mar 2017 21:49 - 04 Mar 2017 21:51 #2 by robert (robert carter)
Hi , is it 250ml or 1 litre bottles , i personally use prime as one capful treats 50 gallons so it goes a long way , and its always handy to have if you get an ammonia spike. Think the interpet product is around 9 euro for 250 ml and 20 euro for the one litre , you certainly got a bargain
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04 Mar 2017 21:53 #3 by FR85 (Gavin O'Sullivan)
They are only 250m bottles and treat 2200l each. My pond is 2500 so for me they'll go along way on partial changes....
As much as €13 on some sites per 250m

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04 Mar 2017 22:11 #4 by robert (robert carter)
Reckon you got a great bargain , and seeing your only treating the replacement water will keep you going a good while . Pond temps still low , are you feeding anything yet ?

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04 Mar 2017 22:15 #5 by FR85 (Gavin O'Sullivan)
Pond has lately been in and around 5/6 degrees. Popped in a little wheat germ, little if no interest. May wait a while longer.

Pond vac and water change is planned for tomorrow weather depending

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04 Mar 2017 22:41 #6 by nomad (pat murphy)
Getting Tetra Aquasafe for half that price one of the top water conditioners,5 litres for 32.99 plus postage,dont think i can post site here so PM for link.

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04 Mar 2017 22:51 #7 by FR85 (Gavin O'Sullivan)
That's not bad at all. I do prefer to buy in local fish shops when possible but the prices charged for water conditioner can be too much when pond keeping. I need to look into water harvesting as there are gutters all around the house but again I've heard this comes with its own problems

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04 Mar 2017 23:09 #8 by robert (robert carter)
I used to use rainwater off the polycarbonate roof of our conservatory , but recently got a solid lightweight roof on it ,the roofing sheets contain aluminium so was advise by forum members not to use it

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