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Good Water or Bad Water

Post  Br on 2012-05-23, 17:47

Hello Everyone,
I don't know if any of you going through where you have your water sitting in an empty tank for over a year with out any heat or water flow. I'm having my tank almost full of water for a year now and would like to know if the water is still good. I have noticed its kind of dirty with a thin layer on top and offcouse they should be drained out.... My question is do I have to drain the whole tank or just part of it.... Thank you in advance for your suggestions.

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Post  fishman09 on 2012-05-23, 18:56

why even think about using it? i would drain the whole tank then srub the tank clean then start entirely with new water. you never know what kind of stuff got in there after a year of sitting...
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Post  Br on 2012-05-23, 19:32

Thank you! I was being lazy I guess Smile ....Kind of hoping that I have to drain just part of it... too busy with other projects that's why I don't have any fish in there and been sitting for over a year, plus it's about 500 gal of water and will take hours to drain...and the cleaning on top of that Sad ...hope I will have sometimes this coming holidays to get some work done and might thinking of getting some fish to start out in the late Summer...

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Post  DMD123 on 2012-05-23, 19:45

Thats just nasty! Clean it! jocolor

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Post  aquaman95 on 2012-05-23, 20:17

i would not even think about using it
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Post  Fish Addict on 2012-05-23, 21:58

Go to home depot or ace and buy the biggest flexible tubing that they have a 2"-3" should help drain it a hell of alot faster... I bought a 1" to drain my 100 because 1/2" took to long for me... I am impatient when it comes to draining tanks
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Re: Good Water or Bad Water

Post  Br on 2012-05-23, 23:45

Thank you guys for all your suggestions. It'll be my project for this coming holidays.... I just tried to open the lid and see how bad it is and it was smell kind of - well you know...not a good thing Smile ........ hope my family will not try to convince me for a long road trip to Portland this weekend....

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Post  sandnuka on 2012-05-24, 06:06

stale water that sits like that is a crazy breeding ground for harmful bacterias... definetly not usable.... I wouldnt even trust the decor... now if you had a filter circulating the water constantly, that might be a different story.... but stale water with no air passing thru it, bad stuff... good luck.
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Re: Good Water or Bad Water

Post  bassetman on 2012-06-18, 16:28

Get a pump or a large diameter siphon to speed things up.do not use the water with fish....maybe with carp.
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