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Old 10/21/2008, 07:53 AM   #284
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Originally posted by Paul B
Yeah Tom, what about those bad bacteria. ...what are we going to do about these Bad bacteria?
I say ground them and not let them watch TV.

I think the bad sponge we are talking about is the one in the kitchen sink. It can pick up salmonella and other bad guys form the counter top and act as a refuge. Bad for humans but not so much for fish.

I actually said to run a small bio-wheel on the sump and, when needed, use it for a ready made bio-filter for the Q-tank. Neither the sponge, nor a bio-wheel, should harbor much in the way of a threat. Most pathogenic bacteria tend to opportunistic anyway and are more of a danger to an injured fish than a healthy fish. Now, if you use it on a hospital tank, you can always add an antibiotic if the fish seem to get signs of an infection. That pretty much does in the the bio-wheel's population too so large, frequent water changes are a must for a medicated hospital tank.


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