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post #11 of 29 Old 07-22-2010, 10:06 AM
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Your horses drink 50 gallons of water a day? Wow!
Sorry - I didn't mean they drank it dry - they probably drink nearly half of it - but we never let it run dry. The only time that tank is empty is when we turn it over and scrub the algea out - at least once every week or two, especially in the summer. Then it's immediately refilled.

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post #12 of 29 Old 07-22-2010, 11:36 AM
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Dee- add gold fish, they help eat the algea

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Dee- add gold fish, they help eat the algea
I've thought about it - I know of people who use them in the HUGE stock tanks, but I don't know about the little 100 gallon ones. Then again, it wouldn't be too hard to net them out of the tank to give it a good cleaning once in a while, either.

I wonder if seeing the fish in the water would keep Dancer out of it? She LOVES to get in the water and PLAY!

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I have an 60 gal one that I put 2 fish in ... oh man the fish would get the ride of their life with a playing horse in the water- LOL

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Dancer gets her whole front end in the tank. The rest of her would follow if it were big enough. She splashes water all over the place. One of these days she'll knock a hole in the tank and I'll have to get a new one, but what can you do? Oh well. I'll try putting a few goldfish in there, but if Dancer cuts loose again, we may have fishmash in the tank!

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I have goldfish in mine. They don't eat the algae, they eat the mosquito larvae. Put it in the shade to keep the algae down.

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Dee- it will be a good source of protein- lol Just kidding!

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Dee- add gold fish, they help eat the algea
No, they don't.

People put goldfish in water tanks to eat mosquito larvae and bugs. Goldfish, because they're so danged nasty, actually accelerate algae growth.
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No, they don't.

People put goldfish in water tanks to eat mosquito larvae and bugs. Goldfish, because they're so danged nasty, actually accelerate algae growth.
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From my experience: I added them to our tanks and it has made a BIG improvement.

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Maybe I should put both goldfish and gambusia in the tank? What one species doesn't eat, the other one will?

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