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Re: AAACK!!! COFFEE!
> HELP! While cleaning out our coffee maker, my roommate accidentally
> spilled old coffee grounds into my 10 gal. planted tank. We took out the
> lone fish (a previously very happy betta) and sucked up most of the
> grounds and about 90% of the water, but in a few places the grounds have
> sunk into the gravel and I don't want to disrupt the gravel and the soil
> underneath it if I don't have too. There is about 3/4 of an inch of
> gravel over 1/2-3/4 of an inch of soil in the area where the grounds
> settled in. Does anyone know of the effects of a mild brew of coffee on
> plants or fish? Does anyone have any idea whether daily (or more, if
> needed, I love this tank) would be sufficient or whether I need to tear
> down the tank and start it over? I'm guessing that about 1-1.5
> tablespoons of coffee are left in the tank. Thanks,
The most likely effect will be a lower pH and slight yellowing of the water.
Other than that, don't panic.