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biological contamination

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hey guys, how do you feel about biological contamination?

every drop of water that gets dumped down the sink or tiolet or fish that gets flushed or coral that croaks and stinks to high-heaven goes straight into a fresh water water shed. bacteria are notorius for being able to survive harsh conditions such as huge tempature gradients in just centimeters of water and there are bacteria that arent even carbon based but living here on earth!

do you think the US should ban the sale of marine life? ban the sale of wild marine life only? and sell only life that is bred in captivity in tropical zone?

these are valid points to our area since the zevbra mussle which is native to the salt water of the black sea has taken over the great lakes and inland lakes. i'm interested in everyons thoughts

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I would point out that the new laws on ballast water. Are to dump the fresh out in the ocean. In favor of bringing massive saltwater dumps into the lakes :)

In all honesty I don't spend any time at all worrying about it. With the ease at which some of the items in my tank die off. With something as simple a 2 or 3 degree temperature change or insignificant pH change. The entire tank will go belly up.

So dumping any of it into my 60 degree toilet water, with a 2 or 3 point pH change. And then chasing it will 5 gallons of 120-130 degree water from ye old bathtub, or peroxide, or bleach, or all of the above.

I sleep just fine at night.
ofblong said:
Taco bell contamination is threatening to break up my marriage :D
tszetela said:
And doing quite well. Nice one Chris I give it a T5.
I know it's completely not feasable and biologically impossible. But how cool would it be if marine corals started infiltrating into freshwater enviorments. (yes I understand it would probably devistate the normal flora and what not yadda yadda yadda):eek:
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