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12-27-2007, 09:00 PM
Hi and hope you guys had a great christmas!!
Anyways, for the past three days we had a bunch of relatives over and there were lots of little kids. Well I've found a hole puncher, a sew-on badge, my USB key, and my pocket knife sitting in my 29 gallon FW tank. Hole puncher was obvious as was the USB key and badge (floating). But the pocket knife was hidden in the java moss so I don't know how long it's been there. At worst, 3 days. Is there anything I should worry about? I threw in some carbon into the HOB.
12-27-2007, 09:08 PM
I'd do a w/c. I wouldn't worry about it.
12-27-2007, 09:11 PM
Yeah, my son has thrown some toys into one of the tanks here at the house. Everything should be ok!
there was some poptart in my tank for a few minutes once, It never harmed any of the fish at all, my goldfish was even eatting some of the crumbs.
Don't worry...tank will be fine!
12-27-2007, 09:53 PM
if youve got time do a 50% water change, if anything bad did get into the water a 50% WC will dilute it
12-27-2007, 09:58 PM
My daughter threw a hot wheel in the tank about a week ago. All was okay. :)
12-27-2007, 11:06 PM
should be fine as long as there was no copper. Do a water change if you want to be safe.
at christmas my little cousins came over and I told one of them (he's 2) that he could help me feed the fish later as he seemed quite interested in my 30g. While i wasn't watching he put his entire orange juice box in the tank. It clouded up the water a little but after a 60% water change it looks fine. I bet everybody has a story like yours!
12-28-2007, 12:14 AM
should be fine, if there was no other material on the knife. how did these kids get their hands on a pocket knife??
12-28-2007, 12:15 AM
how did these kids get their hands on a pocket knife??
lol, thats what i was thinking. hopefully next year a AK-47 doesnt end up in the tank:ezpi_wink1:
12-28-2007, 04:16 AM
yea one time my little girl spilled the childrens tylenol (liquid) in my
30g mbuna tank it turned pink. i was worried but i cleaned everthing off really good and did awater change every day for three days and everthing was fine. thank god
Like everyone else said, just do a good water change. When you have the emptied the water, just take a look around the tank just in case you've missed something. Good idea adding the carbon to your filter, just make sure it's a fresh pack so it's more efficient cleaning out any impurities.
12-28-2007, 06:50 AM
do a water change and you should be fine
12-28-2007, 02:44 PM
haha all the stuff was on my desk; my room is definitely not kid friendly (random computer parts, RC car stuff, aquarium bits, etc.) Thankfully they didn't toss my wallet in as well. I did do a 50% water change after reading the responses so thanks guys! The fish seem all good.
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