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Re: Aquatic Plants Digest V3 #428

At 03:48 PM 8/4/98 -0400, Steve asked:
>My point is, are there similar 'nasties' found in tap water around the
>world that would infect our freshwater fish and plants?  

For sure there are fish nasties in the water.   Ick comes most prominently
to mind.   When I though about a big water changing system, I decided I
would Pasteurize the water by running it thru a counter-current heat
exchanger and then topping up the temp to 180F or so for a few hours in a
large insulated tanks to kill the protozoa.  Cysts and bacterial and fungal
spores might survive, but many would be deactivated.

As for plant nasties, I have no idea.

Dave Gomberg, San Francisco            mailto:gomberg at wcf_com
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