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  1. Default Yikes! I accidentally spillled a LARGE amount of Hikari Bites in my Tank...

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    I never do this....but for some reason i did this morning....

    While feeding this morning I held the container of food over the water while feeding. And spilled a large amount of Hikari First Bites in my 10 gallon.

    I recently released 4 platy fry in with my 2 mom's. They havent got the hang of competing for food yet and so I have been putting more than normal amounts of food so they get something to eat. One of the fry is actually going to the top of the water today.

    Well I had a limited amount of time this morning when this happened. So I did a quick 50% water change gravel vacuuming. I have already performed 2 partial water changes this week with vacuuming. And I am worried if I do another today it will be to much change...

    Should I leave it be till next weeks pwc's ...seeing that is was powdered food? Or go ahead and do a gravel vacuum?
    I Love My Fish

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    There is no justifiable rationale for waiting, Vac it now.
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    Having said that, Just because it's a stupid question doesn't mean that it shouldn't be asked. It's better to know.

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    +1 to 850R.

    I've heard this story a dozen times. I'd advice using a measuring spoon or just your fingers and DO NOT pour directly from the food container.
    25 Gal - Tropical
    Custom made Wet/Dry/Sump Filter System, AquaClear 20 Powerhead, RenaCal Excel 300 Heater, artificial plants
    Fish - 7 Blackskirt Tetras, German Blue Ram, Bulldog Pleco, Assassin snail.
    "Plans go wrong for lack of advice; many advisers bring success." King Solomon.
    Pictures of my 10 Gal Sump Filtration project

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    Net out the floaters and vacuum out the rest before it gets a chance to dissolve.
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    Will do... i hesitated because i didnt want to do to much with fry in the tank.

    And I am assuming by floaters you mean food right? None of the fish are dead.
    I Love My Fish

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    Quote Originally Posted by simplykayla76
    And I am assuming by floaters you mean food right
    Yeah I think thats what Aeonflame meant. I agree get that food out of there before it becomes a major problem, especially bc it is a 10gallon tank. I think you'll eventually have more to worry about then the fry if you don't. It can create quite a bit of ammonia. Best of luck, let us know how it works out
    55 Gal- Fluval 305 & Aqua Clear 70;
    2 Gold Veil Angels, 1 GBR, 1 Gold Nugget Pleco, and 11 pesky Zebra Danio's.

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    I went ahead and did a 95% water change and intense gravel cleaning.

    I will update in a few days...
    I Love My Fish

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