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post #21 of 24 Old 04-20-2010, 12:53 PM Thread Starter
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Ive managed to get hold of a 100 ltr water bucket made out plastic, would you recommend keeping the lid on or off, not sure if this would affect the chlorine in the water clearing or not?
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post #22 of 24 Old 04-20-2010, 11:18 PM
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Either ,or. So long as you use one of the dechlorinators and aerate the water before using,wouldn't make a difference in my view.

The most important medication in your fish medicine cabinet is.. Clean water.
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post #23 of 24 Old 04-22-2010, 01:25 AM
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I try to keep my water supplies like that covered or mostly covered to keep dirt, dust, and other nasties that are air born out of the water. I have a liking for rubbermaid tubs because the covers sit nice 3/4 of the way on, or will slide over without snapping shut to allow an air stone and heater cord to run out the side. This prevents the humidity from building up too much in the tub.
I have a dog, so dog hair gets into the water tubs quite easily if they are left open. Prior to getting the dog I used to notice a lot of lint and dust that formed a film over the surface of the water, even with the air stone running, especially in the warmer weather when windows and doors are open and dry weather when dust is blowing around.

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post #24 of 24 Old 04-22-2010, 04:58 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks bettababy

I will keep the lid on three quarters, leaving a small gap for air so it its at a slight angle leaving about a 1 inch gap down one corner to allow gasses etc to escape and allow for the cables to run correctly for the air stone, pump to tank and heater
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