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Re: clarifying agent after yeast spill

>Date: Sun, 26 Jul 1998 00:52:27 -0700
>From: Steve Pushak <teban at powersonic_bc.ca>
>Subject: clarifying agent after yeast spill
>This is the second report I have heard of successfully treating a yeast
>spill using a clarifying product from the aquarium store. I have heard
>of a lot of horror stories including dead fish after yeast spills. The
>treatment I've heard most often is remove fish and plants; 100% water
>change and rinse all the plants. I can't explain why a clarifying agent
>would be helpful. Maybe somebody else has a theory.

A flocculant might cause the yeast to clump together and sink to the
bottom.  It wouldn't remove them from they system, but might make them and
other waterborne microorganisms drop out of the water column temporarily
(until the sugar is gone, maybe).

David W. Webb 
Live-Foods list administrator
live-foods at actwin_com