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Hi I built a pond over winter and it is about half full of rainwater . Could I now top up with tap water or should I use a dechlorinator? Thanks very much for all your advice 

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  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 8,559
    Hi Jan
    You can use tap water, the main downside is that it will contain nutrients that will feed algae and turn the water a bit green, but that will pass in a few weeks.
    If you can, top it up really slowly, so that the change doesn't upset the life that's already in there.
    You can add something like Saechem Prime (to remove chlorine etc) - which I used to use for my tropical fish tank - but it's quite expensive and not really vital
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  • Thanks Pete I might just start that process . Looking forward to seeing it full the planting it up 
  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 8,559
    Good luck Jan - there will be plenty of suggestions if you need some help deciding on which plants, Puddle Plants are very good and have a wide choice.
    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • Brill will have a look whilst self isolating 😁
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