stock tank question

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  1. travis91

    travis91 Formerly 4animals.

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    what can i put in my stock tank to keep down on algie buildup grains ect that fall in our tank we have two horses and im tired of cleaning the tank?
     
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    ladycat Chicken Mafioso Staff Member

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    Fish? Like maybe a couple goldfish? Just a thought.
     

  3. Grovers2

    Grovers2 Well-Known Member

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    We use a product called "Horse Trough Protector" by Care Free Enzymes. It seemed to work quite well this past summer to keep down the slime & algae. I bought it off Ebay, but the bottle has a phone number on it 262-878-0904.
    Good luck.

    Jodi
     
  4. Oxankle

    Oxankle Well-Known Member

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    If your tank does not freeze, goldfish work fine. The green moss does not hurt the tank nor does it bother the animals. However, dropping grain and so in into the tank tells me you have the tank too close to the feed trough. Never put your water trough next to a feeder.

    Ox
     
  5. travis91

    travis91 Formerly 4animals.

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    we only have 2 horses they eat out of buckets that are 5yrds away from the tank but we lease the palce and we are soon moving to south alabama
     
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    travis91 Formerly 4animals.

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    btw.............. my moms horse is really playful and likes to play "bobbing for apples in this 15 gallon trough would he mistake the golf fish for"apples"? and does that "Horse Trough Protector" affect the taste
     
  7. travis91

    travis91 Formerly 4animals.

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