Moth Ball?

Discussion in 'Beginner Discussions' started by Garethmur, 17 Mar 2010.

  1. Garethmur

    Garethmur

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    Howzit,
    Anothe quick and probebly stupid question here....
    Our tank is in its 4th week of cycling now, and i have noticed that there is a lot of ... er... um.... decomp thats not supposed to be in the tank... there are quite a few moths that get into the tank... and sump... the overflow catches most of the shitthat landup in the DT, but there are like 3 large moths that are stuck to the return pump in the sump, okay, like 2 and half(one is almost melted away). should i clean them off or is it helping my cycle in someway?

    i have noticed that the sump has quite a bit of life since we got some sand from Marc, so hopefully thing are going well so far...
     
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    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Hi Garrethmur. Remove those Moths from the tank. They are not doing the tank any good.
     
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    Hi Gareth - don't worry about the moths. If this does indeed worry you slightly - you can remove them.

    I also see these "extra meat" in my tank and sump every now and again. I just leave it. I have never experienced any issues because of it.
     
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    jacquesb Retired Moderator

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    LOL Mekaeel. How's this for contrasting advice! ;) LOL....

    Sorry Gareth. As I said - if the moths bother you - rather remove them then.
     
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    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    lol.
     
  7. Garethmur

    Garethmur Thread Starter

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    LOL, well they still there cause they didnt bother me, but if its gona cause problems, then i guess i should clean them out, jus thought that maybe it would count as ... die off and contribute to the cycling of the tank... I duno... lol
     
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    The only real problem I see is if they where sprayed with Doom or something and landed in the tank :p
     
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    Garethmur Thread Starter

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    lol, na... no doom... death by drowning only
     
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    Tobes Retired Moderator

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    Thought it might be death by wife with Doom :lol:
     
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    Garethmur Thread Starter

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    LOL... a more likley reason i found for bug deaths in my home now days, is death by head being bitten off by my 1 year old daughter :020:
     
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    Tobes Retired Moderator

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    Ja, I'm sure we've all been there - aparently I ate centipedes (duisendpote), jig!! :ack2:
     
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    ja, lol
     
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    lol tobes you were always an odd kid!

    id take those moths out to be honest, cant see them benifitting a tank in any way. but i doubt its a big issue either way:)
     
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