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Re: Neutralizing dish soap accident
I'd do repeated massive water changes and make sure that you have a good bio
filter. If the tank in question has UG filtration, he may temporarily want
to shut it down and put in a sponge or box filter from another cycled
aquarium while things are restabilizing. Extra stress-coat and or
stress-zyme couldn't hurt. Another alternative would be to put the fish
into a different (cycled) aquarium if he has one available, tear the setup
down and start from scratch..
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jason Owens" <jasonvowens at hotmail_com>
To: <killietalk at AKA_Org>
Sent: Tuesday, January 08, 2002 10:25 AM
Subject: Neutralizing dish soap accident
> Hi all,
> My friend Mike believes he has accidentally introduced some dish soap into
> his tank. His pH skyrocketed to above 8.0 right after a water change,
> making him think that someone may have used one of his fish-only water
> bucket for household cleaning. The fish are all still alive - so it's not
> complete disaster - but they are displaying unhappy behavior. He's using
> balancer to try to get back to 7.0...but it keeps testing alkaline. Any
> advice out there?
> Another big water change? Just get the pH down using chemicals for now
> let the tank stabilize? Dismantle the whole thing???
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