You bring up a good point that I have wondered about myself.I know I'm late but what would you do with the water from water changes? Do you boil it to kill pathogens or something?
Ok thanks, I wasn't sure, you'd also have to make certain all equipment does not come into contact with anything that could come into contact with the wild or the wild itself.You bring up a good point that I have wondered about myself.
I have read and found from personal experience that boiling may kill most, but not all pathegens and algae spores. This evidenced by the fact that microbial can live near boiling water volcanic steam vents. Microbial life is also continually evolving.
We have an excellent sewege treatment facility. Nonetheless I run my water change waste water to buckets and then treat it with a 20% bleach mix. This may be strong but it does the job. Do not use these same buckets for reuse for your fresh water aquarium needs. I let the waste water stand for a few, or as many days as possible so the bleach can dissipate before dispossing of it. Some folks put their waste water or run lines to their outside plant beds or yards.
For some people with very large tanks, or do not have outside grounds, neither method may be viable.
I also am also interested in any ideas concerning treatment and disposal of aquarium waste water for those who have concerns or questions about this subject. Thank you.
Pardon me, Original Poster, I just noticed TheReefer 's question and thought later about the thread category. No harm and instrusion meant and actually the subject matter of our posts could impact restricted species.Ok thanks, I wasn't sure, you'd also have to make certain all equipment does not come into contact with anything that could come into contact with the wild or the wild itself.