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This topic contains 10 replies, has 3 voices, and was last updated by  keith565 9 years, 9 months ago.

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    Richard
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    Did my weekly water change today, emptied the tank of 20% of its contents, whilst hoovering the gravel, going to refill using rainwater collected in the new water-butt, thought I should do a check, just in case. glad I did, Ni – 0, Na – 0, pH 6.8, Am 2, bloody hell, where did that come from, Could it be something to do with birdshit?, washed off the roof during the rain……. needless to say I had to use tapwater to refill, but I really am confused now. Help!!! is probably a good word at the moment.

    #305099

    keith565
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    OMG. i’m glad you checked the stats before making the water changes.
    it could be to do with the birds dooda, if they perch on your roof.
    i’m not sure what you can do other than filter the water for 24 hours and see if that gets rid of the ammonia, but this adds more time and effort to water changes.

    #305113

    Matt
    Keymaster

    /laugh.gif” style=”vertical-align:middle” emoid=”:lol:” border=”0″ alt=”laugh.gif” /> at Keith for using such a polite word for poo! Good thing you checked the water Richard mate. Is there any chance the chemicals could be coming from the water butt itself? Otherwise I’d agree the most likely source is the guano.

    #305117

    keith565
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    lol, GUANO?????

    #305118

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Ye-es guano……..and?

    #305121

    keith565
    Participant

    erm, nothing, pooped

    #305123

    Richard
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    Don’t think its the waterbutt – birdiepopo, is favourite – we do get some rather large pidgeons lurking on the roof. should have sussed it before really…….. one of the problems living in the country I suppose. Back to the tap water & the declorinator I guess, b*gg*r! /laugh.gif” style=”vertical-align:middle” emoid=”:lol:” border=”0″ alt=”laugh.gif” />

    #305125

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Has this thread taken a turn for the worst or what? I love the way you capitalised it for extra emphasis Richard

    #305129

    Richard
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    don’t know about a turn for the worse……. (or should that be a turd for the worse)
    It was a load of s**t that got me into this mess to start with, its just pants, I’m not a nappy bunny……..

    #305131

    Matt
    Keymaster

    That’s really poo-er Richard

    #305148

    keith565
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    that hit a bum note lads. lol.
    is there no other way you can get rain water. perhaps build a roof, well, a small, low one from corrugated plastic or something similar, that the birds won’t defaecate on

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