On Thursday my wife sprayed a lot of lysol all over the furniture in the living room where the tank is because a guest's kid threw up all over the place... I didn't really think about it because, even though I could smell it when I came home, the tank looked fine. Then on Friday she called me and said the tank looked cloudy and the mushrooms were oozing and there were "spider webs" in the water... Yikes!
. So I rushed home and did a 20 g WC
and put in some carbon- I don't have a reactor so I put it in a media bag and stuck it between a baffle in the sump.
Then yesterday it still looked bad- water is still cloudy, mushrooms are totally shrivled, half the zoas are not opening, the frogspawn and hammer are thinner and not all the way opened, the favia looks pitiful and the gators lost to the canes....
So I did another 15 G change.
I did some research but there really isn't a whole lot about lysol except total tank crashes.... So on cloudy water I read that it could be because of a biological imbalance, with the beneficial bacteria and such. So I'm now thinking the lysol killed the BB which would explain the cloudy water but if that's the case then does the tank need to re-cycle? Will it just right itself over time? Could I add anything to move it along?
I got up this morning and it's still cloudy...
Fortunately the fish seem to be ok, no abnormal behavior... Water chemistry looks good, ammonia: 0; Nitrite: 0; Nitrate: 0; ph: 8.1; Phosphates: .10; CA
: 400; dKH
: 13; MG
: 1300; SG
If ALL the bacteria were dead wouldn't there be ammonia from the fish and dead bacteria with nothing to consume/convert it? Should I just keep doing water changes? I could really use some guidance any advice or experience would be greatly appreciated.