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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-10-2018, 03:40 PM Thread Starter
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Drop checker fell off and all contents leaked into tank water

Is this harmful, luckily there is no fish in the aquarium yet but if there were would it kill them? will it hurt my planks do I need to change water over and over before adding fish or is it nothing to worry about
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-10-2018, 04:09 PM
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It happens :-) I did that right after I set mine up and I had fish in the tank. I immediately did a 50% water change and the fish and plants seemed to do fine afterwards. Better safe than sorry I guess!
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Hi aqua360,

The indicator fluid in a drop checker is water (typically 4.0 dKH) and a few drops of bromothymol blue. Bromothymol blue is basically non-toxic unless you were to drink a lot of it. If the amount in a drop checker got into your tank it isn't a problem but I wouldn't make a habit of it.

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Hi aqua360,

The indicator fluid in a drop checker is water (typically 4.0 dKH) and a few drops of bromothymol blue. Bromothymol blue is basically non-toxic unless you were to drink a lot of it. If the amount in a drop checker got into your tank it isn't a problem but I wouldn't make a habit of it.
won't be making a habit of it I ordered one of those glass ones that hang on side of the tank to prevent it happening again will be changing water as routine and not putting fish in for a while but was wondering if a 100% change and running carbon was needed thankfully it seems not. thanks guys
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