01-08-2010, 03:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Angel079
I just really think your Invertebrates would be better up in a more natural type tank, like sand, dechlorinate water & plants and done.
Yup, all my tanks you see under my tap 'aquariums' here are all done manually via bucket - keeps ya fit
I mean hey if this water line hook up works for you great. I just pers wouldn't wanna hose some of my fish nor shrimp down with chlorinated water (and whatever else may be in it) without having it mixed and settled in a bucket with conditioner first, that's just my personal opinion.
If that's what you wanna go, get a rain barrel, I got mine for $15 take lil drimmel to it, cut half the top open, add 2 hinges and you're set with a nice lid.
I forgot to mention the inline chlorine filter -carbon cartridge style- so they definitely aren't getting dosed with Chlorine. I wouldn't want that either. As for other 'stuff' in the water, it's all very minimal except high levels of calcium which don't seem to bother the fish, they all gather around the outlet when I'm filling.
Yes, I do agree, your way is better. But my lazy nature just can's except mixing and hauling a dozen buckets of water do do water changes.
When you mention the invertebrates 'natural type tank, like sand, dechlorinated water & plants and done.' are you saying NO ferts for the plants? Other than the ferts and fish, that's what this tank is. I've been thinking about a Shrimp only tank when I move everything out of this tank into my 110g. Do you have one set up?