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Old 04-26-2004, 01:35 AM   #1
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Using Streamwater?

Just as a curiosity I have many streams and ponds near my home, would it be doable (but not necessarily advisable) to use that water for a tropical aquarium - assuming I raise it to the proper temp - or would there be too much of a consideration for disease, foreign bacteria, etc... ?
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I don't know whether it would be fine or not, but I know it would be a lot more work hauling all that water to and fro. I get my water out of my bathroom tub, as I can control the water temperature somewhat and get a good rate of flow. I don't have to leave the house, and don't have to lug the 5-gallon bucket more than oh 30 feet? I'm not sure if a Python type hose would be able to siphon the water from the water source to the tank though. Maybe a pump could. I would be concerned with foreign particles, parasites, and maybe even small hitchhikers.
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Too much threat of disease when your tap water should work just fine.
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that's what I figured. Thanks guys
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