NANFA-L-- automatic water changes

Mark (
Tue, 4 Apr 2006 12:28:51 -0400


Is your water supply chlorinated? Do you treat it with anything or
is the dilution sufficient to protect the fish? I'd be interested to
see your system in more detail. I've been putting this off for
years, and am still, since we are still renting. I'm trying to keep
things as simple and spare as possible, since I've set up, torn down,
and moved my tanks about five times in the past 10 years. I'm afraid
to even use gravel now since our last move and simultaneous back
surgery. I'm using sponge filters mostly. Can't get much lighter
than that! Anyone have a good nomadic tribesman's tank system?
Plans for a fish yurt? Collapsible tanks? Collapsible fish?
Collapsible wife? :)

At 1:39 PM -0400 4/4/06, wrote:
>In a message dated 4/4/06 11:35:58 AM, writes:
><< One of these days I would like to built an automated system to keep
>clean water flowing through all the time. >>
>Why wait, do it now. It will not be that difficult to construct and the
>results are amazing. It doesn't have to be more than 10-20% daily
>and only for an
>hour or two daily. I have grown killies to adult size in a shoe box with
>automatic water changing. I also have a grass pickerel that has
>grown to 12 inches
>in a 20 gallon tank from about 4 inches. The only difference is the cool
>temperature and the automatic water change. I use drip irrigation
>technology all
>available from

Conejo Creek drainage
California USA


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