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Re: [APD] BGA --
Sterilise your waste water before release.
If you were really worried about putting undesirable organisms back into the
real world from your aquarium you could chlorinate your waste water at 200
ppm useable chlorine (about 303gm calcium hyperchlorite per 1000litres) for
an hour contact then leave it for a week before discharge into the sewage
system. I have to do this here (NT Australia) with new fish and plants
from other areas under Dept of Fisheries supervision, conditions on my
aquaculture licence. They don't want disease, snails, algae or other
nasties from different areas here. It has meant that I rarely have any
diseae problems. However there are plenty of algae here to take over when
you are slack.
I know large public aquariums here also sterilise their waste water before
Dave in Darwin
On 4/3/2005 6:55, "Vaughn Hopkins" <hoppy1 at surewest_net> wrote:
> My two cent worth: no aquarium is really separated from the rest of
> the environment if you ever do water changes. The water you siphon out
> goes into the environment, complete with whatever antibiotics are in
> it, and those antibiotics can help outside organisms develop an
> immunity to them. In my opinion that is a major problem with most
> antibiotics, whether taken by humans, animals, or used in aquariums.
> On Thursday, March 3, 2005, at 12:42 PM, Chris Hotte wrote:
>> Is my aquarium really separeate from the rest of the environment?
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