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Old 05-21-2011, 01:08 AM   #1
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Help!!! Cigarette Butt

Ok. Ime setting up a 75 gallong reef tank. Last nite I added some base rock and waiting for the temp. to reach 78 before I added about 4 pounds of live rock from the tank. So far so Good right...wrong I come home from work tonight and look in my sump and there lies a cigarette butt. I dont smoke so I have no idea how it got in there. So my question is how bad is it that I had a cigarette butt in my sump? There is some kind of film on the water in my sump but not in my tank. Do I worry? My parameters are fine so any advice would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.
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Old 05-21-2011, 01:39 AM   #2
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Do water changes
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What chemical should I test for to see it is eventually eliminated?
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Old 05-21-2011, 01:42 AM   #4
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Well as long as your parameters are good it should be fine. What kind of test kit are you using? And again partial water changes are your best friend
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It blows because I just set the tank up yesterday with 70 gallons. API master test kit.
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You should be ok since you are cycling but just to be safe run some carbon.
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Do I just add the carbon into my sock?
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lol I was gonna say get it out of there and get some small nicotine patches for the fish
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Old 05-22-2011, 03:20 AM   #9
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You should be ok since you are cycling but just to be safe run some carbon.

thats what i was thinking when i first read it. the carbon should suck whatever junk is in there out also the ash may add a bit more carbon to the system :P

and yes just place some carbon in your filter sock and just continue the cycle and everythign should be alright
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it should be fine, a similar thing happened with me, no damage...whole pack in the tank
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