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post #11 of 17 (permalink) Old 06-10-2012, 05:00 PM
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Oh, I know. I think they are tubifex worms! My science teacher was talking about them while I was in school(fortunately its summer for me).

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Oh, I know. I think they are tubifex worms! My science teacher was talking about them while I was in school(fortunately its summer for me).

That looks like them! What's the difference between these and black worms? They looks pretty similar...


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um in tap water? Treated with chlorine and all that good stuff which makes it unsafe for fish?? wth?

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Gosh, there's no other explanation for it, I swear!
You can leave some tap water with some algae or whatever daphnia eat and you'll hatch em from nothing. Maybe chlorine doesn't kill the microscopic eggs, but they can't hatch in it?
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Dont forget Tap water left out overnight will gas most of the bad stuff off.
Eggs if they are encased can sometimes make it through the system but it is highly unlikely they would survive the processes at the treatment works.

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Ah, Taz, where do you think these things come from? I've gotten everything from Daphnia to hydra to Copepods of various sorts, usually not within any reasonable time of adding plants or anything to the tank.
Anyways, I don't think most tap water places go through very thorough treatment. From what we learnt at school, it's mostly removal of metals, organics being consumed by bacteria and removal of nitrates which are considered the most vital. Things like RO, UV, distillation, all remove things like bacteria and viruses, but most cities don't do this for tap water.
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Mine has a lot of chlorine in it.. It smells like a public swimming pool ...

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