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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-26-2011, 04:47 PM Thread Starter
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Hurricane warning

Everyone with sensitive fish/inverts, please remember to do your water changes now before the hurricane hits.

Water authority will need to clean out the pipes using chemicals to prevent bacteria, so doing a water change or topping off a week or two after would not be smart.

Just my 2 cents.

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-26-2011, 05:52 PM
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wow never heard of that before thanks for the heads up
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They usually up the amount of chlorine to help keep the lines clean.

I just topped off all my shrimp tanks so I don't have to worry about anything, gotta do two of my 33's tonight. Takes forever.
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Hey, thanks for the heads up! That's awesome advice!
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So would it be safe to still change the water right now? Or are they adding other stuff other than an increased dosage of chlorine into the pipes?
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Probably safe now, just do it asap.

Check your local water authority. With all the run off, they're bound to filter/add chemicals
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-29-2011, 03:15 PM
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yeah also test your water for excess metals during this time. My tap had an unusually high copper and TDS reading this morning
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