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  1. Default I accidentally dumped too much food in an aquarium.


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    I accidentally dumped too much food in an aquarium.

    My wife has two three inch black moors in a 30 gallon tank and she usually cares for them but she is away this week. I went to feed them and inadvertently spilled about a teaspoon full of fine dust from the bottom of the granules container.

    Should I do anything? My wife will return and routine maintenance on Monday.

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    I would say don't do anything and probably don't feed them until 2 days have passed.
    Da name's Paul. Not Dave. ROFL

    Learn to give and take. That's how things should always work.

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    A. Feed them no more and call your wife and fess up.

    B. Do a 75% water change... BUT, Only if you are capable and have successfully done it before. If you haven't done it or have no idea what I am talking about - Do nothing.

    C. Tell your wife that healthy fish can easily go a week without eating [<-- Fact] so she need not put this responsibility on you again during future trips.

    How long until she returns?

    Gas mileage isn't everything OIIIIIIIO
    Lack of planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on my part.
    Why pretend there are no stupid questions? Actually, There are many stupid questions: "Should I drink this bleach?" Is just one example.
    Having said that, Just because it's a stupid question doesn't mean that it shouldn't be asked. It's better to know.

    A warm beer is better than a cold beer. Because nothing is better than a cold beer, and a warm beer is better than nothing.

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    75%.......really?
    55 Gallon community tank that is probably a bit overstocked....dont judge me

  5. #5

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    Quote Originally Posted by CONE_YAK
    75%.......really?
    Yup

    I change that in my tank as a part of my weekly maintenance. Large water changes go a very long way to keep very good water parameters.

    A large water change would be even more important in this situation provided it is done correctly
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
    "Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer than others." - Anthony Calfo
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    Lightbulb Which side would you err on [<-- Rhetorical]


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    I'd wager a 75% WC is going to be more helpful than simply posting "really?", You obviously disagree but have a nice day anyway.

    Gas mileage isn't everything OIIIIIIIO
    Lack of planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on my part.
    Why pretend there are no stupid questions? Actually, There are many stupid questions: "Should I drink this bleach?" Is just one example.
    Having said that, Just because it's a stupid question doesn't mean that it shouldn't be asked. It's better to know.

    A warm beer is better than a cold beer. Because nothing is better than a cold beer, and a warm beer is better than nothing.

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    A larger water change is a good idea with excess food in the tank to remove anything that is uneaten - uneaten food leads to rot which leads to ammonia in the tank.
    46 gal fw tank with black skirt tetras, neon tetras, spotted corys, green corys, 1 guppy, cherry barbs, otoclinus, snails & 4 amano shrimp - plastic & live plants
    5 gal QT with green corys & 2 guppies

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    Actually, I was just shocked that it would require that big of a change. I dont pretend to be an expert on this matter which is why I visit this forum. So to answer your question, no I do not disagree, I was just suprised at the amount.
    55 Gallon community tank that is probably a bit overstocked....dont judge me

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    Thumbs up


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    50% per week WCs are fairly standard with experienced fish-keepers (minimum...I'd say), so doing a 75% change because you think you might have poisoned the water somewhat is just sensible.

    Gone are the days where fish-keepers never change water in their tanks (thank goodness). I have a fish keeping book from the 1970s. It's very comprehensive on species lists and has lots of information about setting up a tank - but nothing about water testing (other thank pH and hardness) and nothing about cycling a tank before stocking it. Times have changed for the better with the introduction of a little science!

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    Red face oops


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    Ah... My apologies, The implied pause read really snarky to me. My bad. [I must need coffee]

    I would of explained it better if I thought you were just asking, Much like the posters between have.

    Gas mileage isn't everything OIIIIIIIO
    Lack of planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on my part.
    Why pretend there are no stupid questions? Actually, There are many stupid questions: "Should I drink this bleach?" Is just one example.
    Having said that, Just because it's a stupid question doesn't mean that it shouldn't be asked. It's better to know.

    A warm beer is better than a cold beer. Because nothing is better than a cold beer, and a warm beer is better than nothing.

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