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Old 12-01-2011, 02:07 PM   #11
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I would stop the kitty drinking asap. Cat pee and poop in litterboxes which means they get the harmful poo on the cats paws which then could get in ur aquarium
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Old 12-01-2011, 03:35 PM   #12
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I love cats, they are amazing creatures. I see no health issues with the cat drinking the water. However, when my cats jump anywhere they aren't supposed to we tell them no immediately and take them down. Sometimes we include a tap on the nose if they are stubborn. Cats are trainable.
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Old 12-01-2011, 04:18 PM   #13
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I dont let our dogs drink the water when we change it but if the chemicals dont hurt the fish I guess the cat might be safe...then again most aquarium chemicals say "not for use with fish to be eaten" so I dont know. Also you might want to switch to prime water conditioner. That stress coat stuff doesnt nuetrilize ammonia. I used it and my tank crashed and recrashed whenever I changed the water. I switched to prime and no problems.
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Old 12-01-2011, 04:25 PM   #14
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The cat could contaminate the tank. Ever considered a canopy? They are easy to.build and look nice. Would be possible to put a latch on the door too...
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Old 12-01-2011, 06:58 PM   #15
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I know about the poopy paws hence the reason why I think she contaminated my 10g with serratia.

A canopy! Brilliant!

We have tried to break her of the habit with an immediate no followed by the tap on the nose or a spray bottle of water. She wasn't drinking out of the tanks for a while but I think she just forgot I was home today! So I bet she is doing it while we are out.

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Old 12-01-2011, 06:59 PM   #16
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Oh and I have no problems with ammonia in any of my tanks. All are stable.
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Old 12-01-2011, 07:34 PM   #17
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Well I use stress coat plus for water treatment.
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That stress coat stuff doesnt nuetrilize ammonia. I used it and my tank crashed and recrashed whenever I changed the water. I switched to prime and no problems.
I've read this incorrect statement before in this forum that API Stress Coat Plus doesn't neutralize ammonia, and I feel it's important to correct this misconception. I use API Stress Coat Plus (note the "Plus" part) and the bottles say it neutralizes chloramines and ammonia: "...works instantly to remove chlorine, chloramines and ammonia from tap water."
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Old 12-01-2011, 09:19 PM   #18
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Use plus as well.
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Old 12-02-2011, 11:41 AM   #19
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I've read this incorrect statement before in this forum that API Stress Coat Plus doesn't neutralize ammonia, and I feel it's important to correct this misconception. I use API Stress Coat Plus (note the "Plus" part) and the bottles say it neutralizes chloramines and ammonia: "...works instantly to remove chlorine, chloramines and ammonia from tap water."
I apologize then. I thought it didnt. Either way though I would suggest prime due to price and Ive had really good experience with it. Sorry though I did not know about that.
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I apologize then. I thought it didnt. Either way though I would suggest prime due to price and Ive had really good experience with it. Sorry though I did not know about that.
Oh, no problem. I just wanted to correct the often stated misperception and make sure people have the correct information that API Stress Coat Plus does indeed remove chlorine, chloramines and ammonia from tap water.
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