NANFA-L-- Whirling Disease

Todd D. Crail (tcrail-in-UTNet.UToledo.Edu)
Thu, 28 Apr 2005 14:50:01 -0400

Hi gang,

I've decided to treat my system that I am 99% sure has been infected with
whirling disease. It's too much of a risk to my other aquaria, and really,
there isn't much left in it any longer. The equipment would serve my SE US
fishes better environmentally than the whims of the heat exchange in this
building (spring fed fish don't like it-in-85 degrees, go figure), and would
offer more enjoyment-in-the foot of my bed, instead of my withering system,
which aggrevates me every time I look-in-it ;)

Does anyone know what the procedure is for the mop up? 6% bleach solution?

I plan to soak all rocks for a couple days, as some are limestone, but most
are granite. Any thoughts on that? Is limestone porus enough to just throw
out to be safe? Will I be putting the new system-in-risk re-using after

Driftwood... I have some willow roots in there. Should I boil them? Or
just toss them?

Materials that will be thrown out... Any suggestions on the most ethical way
to dispose? I can't imagine just putting the wet sand into the dumpster is
the right thing to do, if water runs out of the dumpster, to the storm drain
10 feet away, down the pipe into the ditch that goes into the river.

Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated!

The Muddy Maumee Madness, Toledo, OH
It's never too late to have a happy childhood.

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