Re: NANFA-- nightcrawlers: predators?

R. W. Wolff (
Sat, 5 Oct 2002 23:43:25 -0500

> I take it you guys don't add salt to your tanks?

I used to, but find some fish seem to really not do well with it. Traces of
salt get in some tanks from the BBS I feed, but not enough to make much
difference. I now add swamp tea. Bubbled in gallon jars one cup peat, a
dozen white oak type leaves ( round lobed oak versus pointed lobed ones).
This makes a weak coffee colored water in about a week. I dump three gallons
of this in my 55 gallon drums I age the water I use to do water changes. It
works nicely, since the fish I keep all come from low land or forest
streams. I even use this water with my brackish killis, since that is what
they vacation in outside when its not winter, and they do great as well. For
that reason I find it odd that brackish killis have not ventured further
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