Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Bristol, England
Nicotine is very bad in an aquarium. Just as it hangs in layers in the air of the room where someone is smoking, so also does it dissolve in the water of your tank (despite a hood/cover). It's toxic and builds up over time. Bad news... I have a friend who said he had a friend 'round once, who sat next to his tank all night smoking a cigar and apparently, it wiped out his whole tank. Who knows... I read a post on another forum recently where people were discussing this very topic, i.e. Is smoking bad for my tank? There were a lot of varied opinions.
4ft tank - Keyhole Cichlids, Marbelled Hatchets, Corys (trilineatus, sterbai, albino sterbai), Brochis Splendens, Emporer Tetras, Golden Pencilfish, Glowlights, Rummynoses, Ottocinclus, Endlers Livebearers, Amano Shrimp (4x 30w Aqua-glo & Power-glo, laterite under sand substrate, Eheim Ecco 2236 and Fluval 4 plus filter)
2ft - Apistogramma Panduro, C139 corys
2.5ft - Breeding colony Zebra Plecs