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Old 08-14-2012, 03:00 PM   #1
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What chemicals enter my tank when i feed my fish?

When I feed my fish what enters the tank?
Iv been told a small amount of phospate enters the tank so what else enters?
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Old 08-14-2012, 03:03 PM   #2
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The food your feeding your fish and whatever ingredients it's made of? Serious.
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+1, agreed.
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Old 08-15-2012, 06:07 AM   #4
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Wow sorry, I just didn't fully understand this aspect of fish keeping
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Old 08-15-2012, 01:30 PM   #5
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well ill can help with out being rude please pm me any time ty
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Old 08-15-2012, 02:51 PM   #6
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Didn't know I was being rude... I was being 100% sincere and serious. What chemicals are up adding to your tank when feeding....


I would say, the food your feeding the fish and the ingredients the food is made of.

How is that rude?

Don't be so quick to judge my friend....

Also if I offended the OP in anyway I apologize as it was not my intention.
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Old 08-15-2012, 03:04 PM   #7
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Didn't know I was being rude... I was being 100% sincere and serious. What chemicals are up adding to your tank when feeding....

I would say, the food your feeding the fish and the ingredients the food is made of.

How is that rude?

Don't be so quick to judge my friend....

Also if I offended the OP in anyway I apologize as it was not my intention.
No I would like to apologize you said "serious" and I thought you meant "is this a serious question?"
Sorry.

I realize my mistake.

Yes I guess that is simple logic thank you
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I see how that could have been mistaken for that. lol ok so were both sorry

Honestly I'm not sure what other answer to give. I will look into it though...
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You don't have to but if you do thank you.

Okay so from what I have gathered the ingredients of the food enter the tank
I was told phosphate enters the tank and also silica - I'm more interested in this as iv learnt this is a factor that encourages algae.

If I helps at all the reason why I would like to know this is because when I do water changes I'm obviously removing no3 but I'd like to know what els I'm removing e.g. phosphate, silica
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i apologise also i took it the same way
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You don't have to but if you do thank you.

Okay so from what I have gathered the ingredients of the food enter the tank
I was told phosphate enters the tank and also silica - I'm more interested in this as iv learnt this is a factor that encourages algae.

If I helps at all the reason why I would like to know this is because when I do water changes I'm obviously removing no3 but I'd like to know what els I'm removing e.g. phosphate, silica
That's more to do with food that's not eaten. That when it decays will cause those readings. Phosphates shouldn't be an issue although I do test every once and a while.

Phosphates can cause algae issues and so can your lights being on too long or if the tank is near a window. If your just doing dealing with normal feeing and have good filtration and do your water changes and gravel vacs you will be fine.

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i apologise also i took it the same way
No problem. It's all good.
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That's not eaten- ah that's good then I remove all the food that isn't eaten, yeah the lights are only on for 7 hourse and iv had no problem with algae. I think that's it really. Thank you for your help
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That's not eaten- ah that's good then I remove all the food that isn't eaten, yeah the lights are only on for 7 hourse and iv had no problem with algae. I think that's it really. Thank you for your help
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Old 08-15-2012, 05:46 PM   #14
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Some of the cheaper foods contain less than quality ingredients, however if you stick to company like New Life Spectrums range it's all the good stuff, better for your fish and your tank.
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