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Copper features in a pond

Discussion in 'Water Features' started by Stonehenge, Aug 9, 2001.

  1. Stonehenge

    Stonehenge LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 1,277

    As I understand it, copper is bad for fish. I have a guy who just bought a bunch of cute, heavily oxidized copper "things" (small statuary, sheets formed to look like mountains, lily pads, etc).

    Is there a way to mitigate the effects of the copper on the water to allow fish to enjoy a pond with these in it? Any kind of weekly water treatments or special filters?
  2. Lanelle

    Lanelle LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,361

    Could you possibly lacquer the copper to seal it? I would use a clear sealant. This would have to be repeated occasionally but might be the most direct method of controlling the copper.

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