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RE: [Killietalk] Killie water
When was the last time you cleaned your sump? Any damp dark place will grow
bacteria and mold given the right conditions. My condenser coils are cleaned
weekly as are the plastic collection pans. My hoses are clear food grade
plastic as are the pans. I test the water on a regular basis and send
samples off to a state water testing facility twice per year. I doubt if any
of you can say as much about your water supply system!
"Gone up in flames'"
From: Tony Kline [mailto:tkline at sunlink_net]
Sent: Thursday, August 28, 2003 7:56 AM
Subject: [Killietalk] Killie water
In recent messages some folks have mentioned that they use condensate from
their air conditioners for fish water. I have central air and last week I
went to the basement to feed the killies and noticed water in my fishroom.
Sooo.. before my wife could see it and demand I get rid of my hobby, I
traced the source across the floor to my central air unit. I suspected the
sump pump that pumps the condensate up to my sewer pipe. I called in my
service man. He took the pump apart to find it heavily clogged with the
ugliest tan colored slime I've ever seen. Packed full!... Almost threw up!
Cleaned pump. Problem solved.
My point is that using AC condensate may be hazardous to our fish. I don't
know what the slime was, but, I'll not use the condensate in my tanks.
However, it may be ok in yours???? My CA unit is only three years old.
Just a word of caution.