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Old 08-11-2004, 08:58 PM   #1
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Emergency!!!!! What to do

My 3 year old son just put dish soap into my tank. What do I do? I don't want to change most my water out and then not work anyway. It is a 45 gal. salt water, 40lbs rock and sand with 5 fish. thank
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Old 08-11-2004, 09:05 PM   #2
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First line of defense, water change. I would do 50% for starters.
Usually I would also suggest running carbon, but I'm not sure how it reacts with soap.
Anyone??
How much did he put in?
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dont know but suds are pouring out from the top of the skimmer.
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Unless you can move the fish to another established tank, I would start water changing and shut off the skimmer for a while. Need to at the very least dilute it. Holy smokes!!! 8O
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I have everything shut off right now. I also took out everthing and gave them a rinsing. There are suds floating around on the top of the water and the fish are acting strange.
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I have another tank cycling right now but I don't know if it is ready. Also, wont the soap transfer to the other tank if I move the fish.
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Whats the ammonia level in the other tank? It may be the right move, if it looks like the soap is gonna kill them.
I wouldn't worry about the little soap on them, but you could always SW dip them on the way.
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The amonia is on the low side... i have 80 lbs. from liverocks.com in my 75 gal. now. Maybe the rock helped it cycle?
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Thanks a bunch. I am going to transfer the fish and keep doing water changes to try and save the rock.
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Sorry, had to step away.
Thats what I would do in this situation.
Good luck!!!!!!
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