Originally Posted by steve-s
The worst your going to see from your sons "contribution" is most likely a bit of an algae bloom. Depending on the ingredient of the water he had, the most potential for harm is going to be sugars (if any). Nothing will really be harmed by it though, just a fuel source so to speak.
I would suggest adding some fresh carbon in a high flow area. It will help remove any impurities as will the water changes.
I agree, some add sugar to their tank intentionally as a fuel source to grow anaerobic bacteria for nitrates. I however don't recommend doing it.
32 gallon hex, 34 lbs lr
, Prizm protein skimmer, fluval 104, 1 maxi jet 750, 1 maxi jet 1200 ph
, current 40w 50/50 pc
, 1 NO
powerglo 19watt, 1 daylight NO
65w (equiv), two damsels, 1 green brittlestar, 1 peppermint shrimp, turbo snails, red legged hermit crabs, kenyan tree coral, leather coral, pumping xenia, mushroom coral, green star polyps, orange button polyps