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Discussion in 'Water Chemistry' started by rbl1979, Mar 14, 2010.

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    rbl1979

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    Quick question for anyone, my 2 year somehow got hold of a bottle of Calcium additive. Thankfully he didn't drink it but it looks like he was helping with the water chemistry :shock: It looks like he dumped just about the full bottle into the aquarium. We are doing quick water change outs but I don't know how long ago he dumped it in. Will this have any real bad effects on the tank short term, everything looks healthy right now, fish are fine and I don't think I have ever seen the corals as big as they are now but I have to go work pretty soon and won't be able to keep changing water until it is back to normal. It is the Seachem Calcium product that went into it. :bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown:
     
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    PRC Stop Quoting Me!

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    I think that dramatic swings in the water chemistry are more detrimental to corals, I'm not an expert in this area by any means, but I think the recommendation here is to walk the water chemistry back down slowly (over a period of days or even weeks). I'm sure it depends on what types of corals, etc. that you have.

    Do you know what your calcium levels are at this point?
     
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    Bifferwine I am a girl

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    Too much calcium won't hurt. It you dumped too much for your tank volume to handle, it will start to precipitate out (turn into a solid).
     
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    I tired to do a quick calcium check when we were trying to find where he put it and well lets just say I gave up when it turned into more of a gel in the test tube.
     
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    your only thing you can do which you said your doing is water changes. but if he put a whole bottle of it in your tank i would think it would precipitate and make your tank look like its snowing inside
     
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    thanks Bifferwine, that is what I was thinking also, it will just be high levels for a long time until I can replace the whole volume many times over thanks that will put me at ease when I am at work.
     
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    I would just do a nice size water change right now, and then another water change in a day or so. The levels should equalize after that.
     
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    ninjad! damn
     
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