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|Q: Does the water last for two years? (must read)|
Believe it or not, I still receive many letters asking me how to change their Sea-Monkey® water... You know that this is already explained in the web site and in one of the newsletter editions, but our visitor's 'Quest for knowledge' is still unfulfilled.
Sea-Monkeys® need to obtain
oxygen and fresh minerals from their water, but there's a tendency to believe that their
water needs to be replaced very often. The mere act of bringing them more fresh
bottled water after evaporation, adds new minerals to their water.
From time to time (that means, maybe every month or more, if your tank doesnt have overfeeding problems) if you really want to get rid from the debris found at the bottom, just empty the contents from the tank to a clean container, carefully , so as to leave only a small amount of water on the bottom (where all the sedimentation is found), clean the tank with some distilled water (be sure to throw out the wash water), then empty the formula in the clean tank. The amount of formula that you threw out with the sediments can be replaced with some prepared "Jumbo Living Plasma". Or you may try using your Aqua-Leash and suck the debris from the bottom of the tank, and again, replacing the water you threw out with some prepared Jumbo Living Plasma.
If you are doing this "cleaning" job because you accidentally overfed them, after changing their water, a little pinch of Sea-Medic medicine can help to eliminate some bacterias and help to chemically balance their water.
That means, that you need, tools and extra supplies, in the form of an Aqua-Leash, a packet of Jumbo Living Plasma, already prepared in a 1 quart mason jar or equivalent container, and a Sea-Medic just in case.
To maintain a good and healthy environment,
Sea-Monkey tanks need a very good illumination and to be out of cold places.
A very good percentage of users with these problems, write
back to tell me that it worked for them,... Sea-Monkeys swim friskier, water is more clear
and lazy babies started to hatch. Actually there's a chemical reaction inside the
egg that needs light to help the hatching process.
If you still think that your Sea-Monkeys are doing their dissapearing act and they are showing no sign that "things are going well" in their tank, you can try, at your own risk, my ultimate remedy. When cleaning the tank, instead of just leaving a small amount of water of the bottom, leave the exact bottom half of the tank water and throw it out (be sure there's no Sea-Monkeys left please!) Wash the tank with hot water and rinse with fresh bottled water, let it cool, pour an entire packet of Plasma 3 into the tank with 6 ounces of fresh bottled water (notice how I stress the use of 'bottled water' too?) and replace the other half with the old water and the Sea-Monkeys, then, set aside the tank in a well iluminated area (near a night light, 4 to 15 watts) day and night for 2 or 3 days (remember, the method I just explained?)
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