Re: NANFA-- Time to liven things up a bit

Richard Bell (
Sun, 09 Jan 2000 15:39:16 PST

Yes, I'm almost certain that this is the case with the Aquarium. It's an
open system with the cold water tanks. I'm not sure about their tropical

For a very interesting discussion of an actual environmental disaster caused
by an Aquarium doing just this there's a book called 'Killer Algae' a true
tale of a biological invasion by Alexandre Meinesz.

Another concern of mine would be the introduction of pathogens through the
use of commercial frozen foods which are often used by the Aquariums.

> I could be wrong but I believe the Seattle Aquarium dumps its dirty water
>back into Puget Sound. They use water from Puget Sound for their tropical
>cold water marine displays. What level of treatment could they use to make
>water safe? Maybe they could answer this for us?
>jeff kruse
>"D. Martin Moore" wrote:
> > This list has been really dead lately. Well, here's a question. We've
> > talked about the possibility of introducing pathogens via released
> > fishes and transferring via nets, but what about the seemingly
> > innocuous practice of partial water changes? There is a stream on
> > my property which is not too far from my septic drain field...
> >
> > Prost,
> >
> > Martin
> > ------
> > "Cry to it, nuncle. as the cockney did to the eels when she put 'em i'
> > paste alive; she knapped 'em o' the coxcombs with a stick, and cried
> > wantons, down!'"

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