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Old 01-12-2014, 05:07 PM   #1
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Help! Got baking soda in my tank!

I'm cycling my new tank with some LR before I transfer my current aquarium over. Today I spilled some baking soda into it while cleaning the house. It was about 1/4 of a cup.. Will this affect anything???
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Old 01-12-2014, 05:25 PM   #2
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Ya it's going to up your ph for a bit
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Old 01-12-2014, 05:49 PM   #3
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Thanks! Will it eventually come back down?
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Old 01-12-2014, 07:21 PM   #4
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It should! No fish in now right?
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None. I'm planning the move this Thursday.
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Old 01-12-2014, 07:55 PM   #6
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Should be fine, check your levels prior to.
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It should precipitate out. Your kH can only go soo high so I wouldn't imagine it'll be an issue. Could have caused major issues if fish were in the tank though so I wouldn't make a habit of dumping large amounts of it in the tank randomly
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How many gallons is your aquarium?
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90 plus 45 sump
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Old 01-18-2014, 08:59 AM   #10
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Just double check your alkalinity and pH to make sure they're stable before adding anything live. I use baking soda in my 75 as an alkalinity booster.
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