I was under the impression that the chlorine could kill a good amount of the denitrifiying bacteria pretty quick. This method is quick enough at eliminatingMessage 1 of 43 , Dec 1 1:24 AMView SourceI was under the impression that the chlorine could kill a good amount of the denitrifiying bacteria pretty quick. This method is quick enough at eliminating the chlorine that it doesn't kill too much of the bacteria?I guess either way it won't help me much. I have to lower the ph of my tapwater before adding it to my aquariums. My aquariums are at 7.2. But my tapwater is off the high end of the scale of the HIGH range ph testers. :/Bri----- Original Message -----From: Tom BatesSent: Wednesday, November 28, 2001 12:42 AMSubject: Re: [UniQuaria] Re: info and/or sites needed for setting up an aquarium room!Stephan;
First a question, why do you want to change such a large quantity of water?
Usually a 20 to 30% water change is sufficient.
Now to address your question. You can squirt the dechlorinator right into
the aquarium as the Python is re-filling it with no problems. If you put a
spray head on the Python, the Chlorine will be practically instantly
outgassed from the spraying action.
It seems to me the Python is doing what you normally do but skipping the
bucket brigade we all love so dearly. You are siphoning out your water,
adding dechlorinator and then refilling the aquarium. That is exactly the
process when using the Python.
Tom Bates - Senior LMD
Allentown, PA USA
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Sent: Tuesday, November 27, 2001 4:02 PM
Subject: [UniQuaria] Re: info and/or sites needed for setting up an aquarium
> --- Adoucette wrote:
> > A Python is a system to both drain and fill your tanks. Hooks to
> > faucet.
> Hi Arthur,
> The use of a Python had gave me a new dilemma that I am unsure what
> the answer is... The main advantage of using the python is of course
> to get rid of that bucket danse from the tank to the sink. But at the
> same time, you are now refilling the tank with direct tapwater. The
> way I do my weekly ritual is to drain water, add the chlorine
> neutraliser directly in the tank and then refill.
> Now, here's the question: If I change 50% of the water weekly,
> would this cause any stress to the fish? After all, it does take some
> time for the neutraliser to eliminate chlorine. Am I wondering for
> nothing here or is this a valid concern?
> Thanks for any info,
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Frank; Again, read on..... ... I think it is probably an overestimate but not grossly over. I would say planning for a 1000kg load would be wise for theMessage 43 of 43 , Dec 3 4:30 PMView SourceFrank;
Again, read on.....
> I figure all up it would weigh close toI think it is probably an overestimate but not grossly over. I would say
> > > 1000 kgs.
> > I would say 1000 kg is on the high side but still reason for
> concern. I
> > assume you have this detail satisfactorarily addresses.
> Certianly do - has not moved a millimetre in a year - has eight
> adjustable legs which have coped with the slope on the slate floor
> but have not had to be adjusted since initial installation.
> Do you think 1000 kgs an overstinamte? I know inside the tank there
> is 150 kg of river gravel (purchased in 10 & 25 kg bags) with maybe a
> total volume of 75-100 litres max. Perhaps another 20kg rocks, say
> 500 kilos of water(allowing for the gravel and rock volume), at lest
> (guessing) 200 kg in the glass (3/8" thick, 24 x 24 x 72 and much too
> heavy for too adult mailes to carry with safety) plus the cabinet and
> light fitting - at least another 150kg plus 20 lite (=25kg) canister
> filter - Not a lot of change out of the 1000, unless I have grossly
planning for a 1000kg load would be wise for the integrity of your floor.
> > > Now the question - in the smaller tank we have what I think isSo I assume that after the plant fertilizer was used, the algae started to
> > > algae - brown in colour, occurring in small clumps with fine
> > > about 1/8 -1/4 inches long waving in the current,occasionally
> > > colonising on the glass, but more often on plants and rocks.
> > >
> > > Any suggestions as to what I can do to get rid of this? The tank
> > > 14" deep and has been lit to now by one 18" pinkish fluoro.
> > Other than the fluorescent tube not having a full spectrum, not
> much more
> > can be said until we learn other water parameters and tank
> > Do you use any type of supplemental plant fertilizer?
> Not prior to the infestation withe algae.
Does your plant fertilizer contain any phosphates? This could be the cause
if it does. Look for PO4 on the list of ingredients.
> > Do you know your Nitrate level, Phosphate level?I would try to get a nitrate reading. This will ensure your plants are
> I know the nitrites are close to zero, but do not measure the others.
getting enough Nitrogen to satisfy their demands.
> >No, they are different fish. A true SAE is a Crossocheilus siamensis.
> > There are two varieties of fish that will eat this type of algae.
> > Algae Eaters (SAE's) and Florida Flagfish.
> I am not sure the Flagfish are availbe here and fromwhat I have
> read,they don't soundlike they would work in the peaceful communit
> tanks we have. Are the SAE's the same as Siamese Flying Foxes
> (Crossocheilus oblongus accoding to the Fish Base)
> as I have six good sizes specimens in my tank, but not in my wife's.
> > Tom Bates - Senior LMD
> > Allentown, PA USA
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