dirty water container

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  1. quail arizona

    quail arizona Out Of The Brooder

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    Is there anything I can do about algea build up in my waterers. They are really dirty
     
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Using black water containers is best (you could always paint your existing ones black), since the lack of light inhibits the growth of algae. I would suggest cleaning the waterers regularly with bleach and putting a little bleach in the water (maybe a cap full). Don't worry, all mains water already has chlorine in it, so adding just a little extra will reduce the rate of reproduction of algae.

    CT
     
  3. quail arizona

    quail arizona Out Of The Brooder

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    OK thanks I'll try that
     
  4. James the Bald

    James the Bald Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here is an idea that is rather "far fetched": change you water daily.
    James
     
  5. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Far-fetched? - thats absolutely outrageous!! [​IMG]
     
  6. quail arizona

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    I'lltry that too[​IMG]
     

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