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l8nite 01-23-2013 04:54 AM

What have I done?
 
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I accidentally spilled half a bottle or more of fluorish excel into my 110G tank (!!!! Don't ask). I immediately did a huge water change, but I'm seeing plant damage everywhere... The first I noticed was on this anubias, but my dwarf lily, crypts, etc are all showing damage :/

So. Damage is done. What's the best way to proceed?

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aokashi 01-23-2013 05:09 AM

do another waterchange...
technically you might still have 1/4 bottle in there T_T

Bluek24a4 01-23-2013 05:18 AM

Are you absolutely sure that wasn't there before the Excel? Is there any fish/shrimp in that tank? How are they reacting?

Water changes would be the way to dilute that problem out.

l8nite 01-23-2013 09:00 AM

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Originally Posted by Bluek24a4 (Post 2324402)
Are you absolutely sure that wasn't there before the Excel? Is there any fish/shrimp in that tank? How are they reacting?

Water changes would be the way to dilute that problem out.

Thanks. I'm absolutely sure. I did another 50% change today. Hopefully things look better tomorrow.

auban 01-23-2013 09:04 AM

you will probably have to wait for all new growth. I don't think I have ever seen old leaves recover from any kind of damage in higher vascular plants. recovery always comes in the form of new growth.

l8nite 01-23-2013 09:07 AM

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Originally Posted by auban (Post 2325066)
you will probably have to wait for all new growth. I don't think I have ever seen old leaves recover from any kind of damage in higher vascular plants. recovery always comes in the form of new growth.

Yea that's what I was afraid of :(. Stupid mistake to make. I'll probably trim the affected leaves if they get any worse.

aokashi 01-23-2013 09:16 AM

well think about it this way..
1/2 bottle excel in tank
50% change = 1/4 bottle of excel in tank
50% change again = 1/8 bottle of excel in tank....
and so on....

the stuff excel is based on is used to sterilize stuff in hospitals :P

keep up those water changes!

l8nite 01-23-2013 09:28 AM

1/2 bottle is 125ml, dosing is 5ml per 10 gallons after a water change so that I overdosed by about 400%. Maybe one more water change is warranted. :)

Bluek24a4 01-23-2013 09:32 AM

Supposedly Excel only has about a 12 hour effectiveness in the tank water. So time and water changes should set things straight.

How quick was the plant damage after the accident? How are the inhabitants?

l8nite 01-23-2013 09:37 AM

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Originally Posted by Bluek24a4 (Post 2325106)
Supposedly Excel only has about a 12 hour effectiveness in the tank water. So time and water changes should set things straight.

How quick was the plant damage after the accident? How are the inhabitants?

Accident happened on Monday around maybe 6p. I noticed the damage when I got home at 8p Tuesday, so I'm not sure other than "within a day". As far as I can tell none of my fish or snails are acting any differently.


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