Unresolved Can disease be transferred from freshwater to saltwater tank?

Discussion in 'ASAP' started by Greg9MM, Jan 11, 2014.

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  1. Corailline

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  3. Billme

    Billme Eyelash Blennie

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    It doesn't sound like your tank it's in peril of you decided to mix new salt water and let it mature for a day. If it was me, I'd be more nervous for the following weeks wondering what will pop up. I'd just use new water for the peace of mind. But I agree with the others that the odds are low that what ever contamination would cross over or be of enough abundance to harm yours. That's my $0.02.
     
  4. Greg9MM

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    I already put the water in the tank so i will just have to wait and see.

    The problem was that about a quarter of the water from the tank was drained into the bucket and I couldnt run any pumps in the tank without adding water. Heater was also off too and its cold in my house so temp was dropping. If i was going to mix up a new batch of water then the bucket would have to have been emptied and cleaned and then the new water would have to sit for a while.

    There was about 30 gallons of mixed water in the bucket and i dont imagine there was more than a cup of fresh water added. The ratio wasnt bad I was just nervous. Also got luck that my whole tank wasn't drained onto my floor
     
  5. lyal

    lyal Astrea Snail

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    For what it's worth, the only disease I know of that can spread through brackish contact is hexamita (I'm sure there's others out there).

    Common mistake to think that ich can jump, but they're different parasites.

    I wouldn't worry all that deeply; most die-offs in freshwater tanks happen for very different reasons than marine.