NSW question

Discussion in 'Water Parameters and Additives' started by Mekaeel, 8 May 2007.

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    hey crew.ive heared its not all that good to collect NSW in our winter periods as this can be a major source of white spots and other diseases.can somebody please eloborate on this
     
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    Only thing I could think of is that the water is colder in winter. I do not see why it would cause any other problems.
     
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    thats what i had in mind smith.but spoke to another buddy,who you are also famaliar with said its better to use synthetic in winter????????
     
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    I use NSW winter and summer, never had a problem, as stated beware of the size water change, if it dips the tank temp too much then bingo white spot.
     
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    thanks alan was waiting for your input as you run your tank NSW.so basically,still stick to 10% water change weekly?or should i cut dow in our winter period the %
     
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    Before you put the new water in your tank, place a heater in your drum to get the temps of the tank and new water the same.
     
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    When you do the water change keep an eye on the temp, if it changes by more than 1 deg heat the water before hand.
     
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    cool exacly what i usally do.warm it up to the tank temp and then do the water change
     
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    I often collect water in a 260l JOJO drum. I try leave it on the back of the bakkie in the drum for a few hours to warm up naturally.

    Sometimes I need to rush though and don't get a chance to warm the water, what I have found is that a drop of between 1 and 2 degrees is not too serious if your fish are healthy. Anything over 2 degrees would be a concern for me. I have yet to lose a fish due to doing water changes.

    Obviously a the less the drop in temperature the better.
     
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    thanks for the input hill
     
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