Collecting nsw after Red Tide

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  1. Charl_Stanhope

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    Hey guys

    How long must I wait before I collect water after a red tide. I dont think its a bad red tide because I have not seen anything but quite a bit of blue bottle jellyfish washed out on the beach. I dont know if its because of the red tide or because of rough seas we have had. Can I collect water when it looks clean or should I wait?
     
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    leslie hempel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    i would give it a couple of days, or at least after a good strong sea has washed the area clean..
     
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    Agree with Les here, rather miss out a water change than add something you dont want to your system.
     
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    thanks guys. Normally I wouldve waited but Im leaving for holiday on monday and wouldve loved to do a water change. but i would rather not do one than put some red tide into my tank.would do more harm than good.
     
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    How long you gonna be away charl ? I could go do a WC for you if worried
     
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    Thanks Frans

    Im going to be away for 8 days. Im only leaving on monday morning so hopefully Ill be able to go fetch some water. Thanks for the offer. Was gonna ask you,if you could maybe just pop in one day,just for a top up,dont even think i will need one, just to see if the guy looking after my home hasnt killed anything.haha. he actually very reliable.:thumbup: He has done it before. you still at home tomorrow?
     
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    :lol::lol::lol: its awesome. especially on this part of the country. everything is clean. we just need a good lfs . then all is perfect, its crap driving an hour + to get to a good shop. but its still awesome
     
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    No probs...I am in CT for a meeting tomorrow unfortunately . Lets see what the weekend looks like ? Or I can just pop round by the pub over the weekend and we can have a quick chat
     
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    nothing quick about that kind of chat...
     
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    :rofl:
     
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    :lol::lol: you right about that:peroni::peroni::peroni::peroni:
     
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    mmmm .... Sorry for asking but what is a "red tide" please explain to this confused landlubber ..... I heard of spring and neap / high and low but "red tide" ..... never before .....
     
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    here is a link to what a red tide is. [ame="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_tide"]Red tide - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia[/ame] . hope it helps. maybe someone else has got a less complicated answer.
     
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    it has disadvantages too, everything rusts here, tv's, pc's, bycicles etc etc. and then you still have the "damp" floors, salt spray on windows, damp tables etc. But yeah, other than that, not bad living at the coast
     
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