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Old 04-02-2011, 08:15 PM   #1
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Would you drink your tank's water?

If you had a cup of your tank water. Would you feel safe doing it?

Personally I wouldn't knowing what my fish do in there and what I put in the tank every day. But what about other people?

For salties, would you use it as part of a soup?
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Old 04-02-2011, 08:16 PM   #2
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I would out of my non-planted tanks... I don't know that I would want to drink water with ferts in it though... but I'm sure it wouldn't be harmful. IMO, its no different than drinking from a lake or river.
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Old 04-02-2011, 10:56 PM   #3
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true enough but in a lake or river the fish waste is more diluted
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Old 04-02-2011, 10:59 PM   #4
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I wouldnt... no matter how clean I can possibly get the tank, I still know the fish poop in it haha... ewe
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Old 04-02-2011, 11:03 PM   #5
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did you ever siphon water out of you tank get a mouthful and swallow i dont think so you spit that crap out lol
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Id drink it from my tanks no problem
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but cant fish carry salmonella or is that just reptiles?
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I wouldn't drink from my tank, a river, or a lake.
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but cant fish carry salmonella or is that just reptiles?
I think fish from an aquarium have a very low risk of carrying Salmonella
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o ok just wondering i still brush my teeth after accidentally swallowing some tank water tho lol
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