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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-09-2005, 06:25 PM Thread Starter
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Oh no!

My DIY CO2 bottle tipped over (I don't know how or even when!). I woke up this morning to a cloudy tank, and I found the problem.

My question is this:
I took out 25 gallons of water (30 gallon tank) and refilled. How much do I need to take out tomorrow ? Will my plants die? My fish? (I have about 5 ottos, a cory, 4 neons, and 2 Bolivian Rams - juveniles).

I am all up-in-arms! Please let me know if disaster is imminent .

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-09-2005, 06:45 PM
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Check out THIS and this post - apparently you are not the first one - so do not PANIC. Do read up on the first link!!

Do several W/C over the next few days and you should be fine. Probably nothing will die...let's hope for the best.

Feel bad for you though. Best of luck buddy!!
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-09-2005, 07:15 PM
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Several friends of mine had that experience. If any seriously harm's done, i.e. too much alcohol got into water, you fish would die quite quickly anyway. Otherwise, you should be okay, just do as others suggested, a few water changes in next couple of days to get the sugar out, and you will be fine.

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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-09-2005, 07:26 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks guys. I do feel better. The intial shock....
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-09-2005, 11:26 PM
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baking soda are of little consequence
someone said this in a thread that pma posted links too, thats incorrect, baking soda brings the ph up, dramatically in many cases. If that is introduced, check the Ph always.
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