Help! added fish store water to tank - Page 2 - Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #11 of 19 Old 10-17-2010, 09:22 AM
tanker's Avatar
Yes, nice-looking tank.
tanker is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #12 of 19 Old 10-17-2010, 09:46 AM
LisaC144's Avatar
Awesome tank. That Wisteria is ging to take off in no time. Like everyone suggested, just keep an eye on everything and be sure not to pour store tank water in your tank from now on. I can't see you having an ammonia spike with all the plants, but it never hurts to test daily for a few days.
LisaC144 is offline  
post #13 of 19 Old 10-17-2010, 01:35 PM Thread Starter
New Member
I have some wisteria, anacharis, moss ball, java fern and amazon sword...under a led light fixture
tydas is offline  
post #14 of 19 Old 10-17-2010, 02:14 PM
Calmwaters's Avatar
Very nice job it looks very pretty.

Kindest Regards,

Keeping fish its not a hobby it is a passion!

I have a 55 gallon, 40 gallon, 29 gallon, 20 gallon tank, 5 gallon , and a 2.5 gallon all with real plants.
Calmwaters is offline  
post #15 of 19 Old 10-17-2010, 08:27 PM
Byron's Avatar
That is a very beautiful aquarium, nice work.

And welcome to Tropical Fish Keeping forum. Glad you found us.

I agree with others that you may be OK with the store water issue, but this is not something to repeat, regardless of how "clean" the store water/tanks may appear to be--SinCrisis, take note please.

All water containing live fish will have "stuff" in the water from the fish. And most likely there will be things you don't want if it can be avoided. Excess ammonia (and from the fish in the bag), waste, pathogens, bacteria (the bad sort), parasites...while some of these can come on the fish itself, adding the water will significantly increase the probability of introducing something detrimental. It's like not quarantining new fish--many times we can get away with it, but not always. Best not to take chances in the future; always net the fish from the bag into the tank after the temp is equal and you have mixed some of the water (adding the tank water to the bag slowly). Not everyone does this latter point, but many of us do.


Byron Hosking, BMus, MA
Vancouver, BC, Canada

The aquarist is one who must learn the ways of the biologist, the chemist, and the veterinarian. [unknown source]

Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
Byron is offline  
post #16 of 19 Old 10-18-2010, 09:00 AM
Well i have one of those hang on things that fish stores have before they bag the fish and i leave just enough store water and drip tank water into the container for about 30 minutes when they level out and then i pour out the water in the container until its just enough for the fish and repeat for 30 minutes and then i pour the fish into the tank. I think this removes most of the store water, but its not 100%.
SinCrisis is offline  
post #17 of 19 Old 10-20-2010, 05:49 PM
VTonic's Avatar
I have to agree with the others, youll probably be ok. Nice Idea about acclimaitng them too. Ive been pouring my aquarium water slowly into the bags this whole time. Perhaps ill buy one of thoes containers. You really should net the fish and put them into the aquarium though. You probably are getting rid of most of the LFS water but better safe than sorry. Like Byron said, all water has some "stuff" in it, and you dont want to be mixing other "stuff" with your "stuff"
VTonic is offline  
post #18 of 19 Old 10-20-2010, 06:55 PM Thread Starter
New Member
Well, so far so good, everyone is well..the Cory's are going wild and seem to love thier new home
tydas is offline  
post #19 of 19 Old 10-20-2010, 08:43 PM
TFK Moderator
Romad's Avatar
Gorgeous tank!!

Animal testing is a terrible idea; they get all nervous and give the wrong answers.
Romad is offline  

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Should I increase my water changes now that I added more fish? Lisalis Beginner Freshwater Aquarium 6 06-11-2010 04:53 AM
Water changes for 10 G, how do I store water to sit for 24 hrs? Blue Eternity Beginner Freshwater Aquarium 11 08-03-2009 08:18 PM
Salt Water Aquarium Store for sale mwalk90 Beginner Saltwater Aquariums 0 07-07-2009 12:38 PM
grocery store drinking water thinhthan Beginner Saltwater Aquariums 10 05-11-2008 07:40 PM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome