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Old 07-13-2011, 08:03 PM   #1
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forgotten that the gallon measure i use had soap residue from a tank i was cleaning l

I had to top off my tank water 2day, but i had forgotten that the gallon measure i use had soap residue from a tank i was cleaning last night, the only thing in the gallon measure was a dawn soap, i only added about 2 cups of water with the residue in it..... the only thing in my tank right now is live rock.. is there anything i can do? Do you think my live rock will be ok??
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Old 07-13-2011, 08:13 PM   #2
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I would get more sw made in a bucket. Pull out your lr and rinse off in new sw with some prime or aquasafe, then drain tank and wash everything with vinegar, rinse out really well. Fill and start again.
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Old 07-13-2011, 08:17 PM   #3
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cant do that... i use bought purified water, not tap
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Old 07-13-2011, 08:21 PM   #4
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Basically your only other option is to take everything out, wash with vinegar, and completely restart. Which in effect will turn your lr to base, but in time itll become live.
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Old 07-13-2011, 08:29 PM   #5
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i think im going to be ok, there wasnt that much soap in the water, and i have my bio wheel running to filter it out, im doing a 5% water change everyday to try and flush it out
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Old 07-13-2011, 08:40 PM   #6
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if it was just residue i think you'll be alright
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Old 07-13-2011, 08:47 PM   #7
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if it was just residue i think you'll be alright
+1 as long as your still in the cycle proccess you should be fine
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Old 07-13-2011, 08:47 PM   #8
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if it was just residue i think you'll be alright
it was residue from dawn dish soap... it dried so i didnt see it in the gallon measure.. i hope it doesnt kill my rock.. i just bought it
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Old 07-13-2011, 08:52 PM   #9
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I tought he was saying, there was soap still in the cup.
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Old 07-13-2011, 08:58 PM   #10
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im hoping with water changes everything will be fine.... but we'll see..
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Id stilladd some prime or aquasafe
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Id stilladd some prime or aquasafe
i added water conditioner the moment i noticed
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Old 07-13-2011, 09:05 PM   #13
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Ok yeah, probably ok with the pwcs for a while
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it would be a good idea to run some carbon too to help absorb some of the residue
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