Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Freshwater > Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 08-08-2013, 06:08 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Jason6942's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 149
Omg im an idiot help!!!!!

I need help!!!!!! I was doing a WC of about 15-25% and when I filled the water back in I realized I didn't dechlorinate the water. I immediately put some dechlorinater in the tank but now I'm scared I killed my cycle I just got done with. More important I'm worried about my guppies!!!! Should I be ok or did I go back to the stone age
__________________

__________________
Jason6942 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2013, 06:13 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Bakersfield, California
Posts: 259
How long was the water in before you realized?
__________________

__________________
CalebZachary is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2013, 06:14 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Orange County, CA
Posts: 472
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jason6942 View Post
I need help!!!!!! I was doing a WC of about 15-25% and when I filled the water back in I realized I didn't dechlorinate the water. I immediately put some dechlorinater in the tank but now I'm scared I killed my cycle I just got done with. More important I'm worried about my guppies!!!! Should I be ok or did I go back to the stone age
How soon after you refilled the tank did you notice? Was the filter off?
__________________
Platy Platy Platy Platy Platy Platy Platy Platy Platy Platy Platy Platy Platy Platy
Platiesareawesome is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2013, 06:14 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Orange County, CA
Posts: 472
Quote:
Originally Posted by CalebZachary View Post
How long was the water in before you realized?
Haha you beat me too it!
__________________
Platy Platy Platy Platy Platy Platy Platy Platy Platy Platy Platy Platy Platy Platy
Platiesareawesome is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2013, 06:18 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Jason6942's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 149
I was about 80% done filling when I realized it and my filter was off but I poured like 2 or 3 cups in the top of the filter. My tank is only a ten gallon
__________________
Jason6942 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2013, 06:31 PM   #6
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Orange County, CA
Posts: 472
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jason6942 View Post
I was about 80% done filling when I realized it and my filter was off but I poured like 2 or 3 cups in the top of the filter. My tank is only a ten gallon
If water that wasn't dechorinated didn't reach the filter, your cycle is probably ok, but it's possible that you may have a mini cycle if so. If water that wasn't dechorinated DID reach the filter, you may have to re-cycle the tank. Regardless of any of that, it's possible the water hurt your fish, but I doubt it. Just keep an eye on your fish and ammonia, nitrate, and nitrite levels.
__________________
Platy Platy Platy Platy Platy Platy Platy Platy Platy Platy Platy Platy Platy Platy
Platiesareawesome is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2013, 06:45 PM   #7
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Bakersfield, California
Posts: 259
If you poured it into the top theres a chance you might have reset it. Buy the API liquid test if you don't have one and keep an eye on all levels.
__________________
CalebZachary is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2013, 12:36 AM   #8
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Orange County, CA
Posts: 472
Quote:
Originally Posted by CalebZachary View Post
If you poured it into the top theres a chance you might have reset it. Buy the API liquid test if you don't have one and keep an eye on all levels.
+1
__________________
Platy Platy Platy Platy Platy Platy Platy Platy Platy Platy Platy Platy Platy Platy
Platiesareawesome is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2013, 02:05 AM   #9
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Mebbid's Avatar

POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Michigan USA
Posts: 12,625
It's fine. Anti microbials have what is called a "mic dose" which is the concentration it has to be to kill microbes. a 15% water change on a tank isn't going to bring the chlorine concentration up enough to kill bacteria. Also, the dechlorinator works instantly.

Just to put things into perspective, I use a water changer to change out 50% of my 55g tank's water. The water is siphoned out, dechlorinator added, and then the water is replaced directly from the faucet. I don't imagine that all of the chlorine will be removed when it's pumped into the tank before getting a chance to circulate but that's the way hundreds of thousands of people do it without any issues at all.
__________________
"The simplest explanation for some phenomenon is more likely to be accurate than more complicated explanations." -Occam's razor
Mebbid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2013, 07:47 AM   #10
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Coram, NY
Posts: 129
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mebbid View Post
It's fine. Anti microbials have what is called a "mic dose" which is the concentration it has to be to kill microbes. a 15% water change on a tank isn't going to bring the chlorine concentration up enough to kill bacteria. Also, the dechlorinator works instantly.

Just to put things into perspective, I use a water changer to change out 50% of my 55g tank's water. The water is siphoned out, dechlorinator added, and then the water is replaced directly from the faucet. I don't imagine that all of the chlorine will be removed when it's pumped into the tank before getting a chance to circulate but that's the way hundreds of thousands of people do it without any issues at all.
+1 on that I do my water changes that way never had any issues
__________________
ZCNY is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2013, 08:01 AM   #11
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
scuba dude's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 347
^^ I do the same thing

Siphon out water , add declorinator to some water and pour into tank , refill from faucet slowly. Never had any issues.
__________________
scuba dude is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2013, 08:11 AM   #12
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Coram, NY
Posts: 129
And even though I do a 50% water change I add Prime for the full 72g not just the water I am replacing I had never any issues with that
__________________
ZCNY is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2013, 05:03 PM   #13
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Jason6942's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 149
UPDATE:

I just tested my water and after 24hrs my ammonia is .25 and nitrites are .25 so I'm thinking I got a mini cycle going on. Thanks everyone for your advice and comments
__________________
Jason6942 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2013, 05:12 PM   #14
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Aquamandan's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Holly Springs, NC
Posts: 466
Take a deep breath, everything will be fine.
__________________
Aquamandan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2013, 06:22 PM   #15
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Jason6942's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 149
Lol I know right!!
__________________

__________________
Jason6942 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off








» Photo Contest Winners







All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:25 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.