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Oh Crap...Spilled purple up into tank

So just pulled an amateur and stupid move. Was working on transferring my urchin from one tank to another and had just dosed my reef with purple up. I had accidentally left the cap off and the bottle sitting on top of the lid...I'm sure you can all see where this is going. Bumped the bottle it fell over into the tank and boom the tank is whited out before I could snatch it out. luckily there was only a small amount of it left in the bottle however it's still about two to three times the amount called for for the the size of the tank. Does anyone else have any experience with this or similar products? Praying to god that it doesn't kill anything. but from what I am reading it sounds like the biggest threat from overdosing calcium is possible build up?

I don't have any experience with this situation, but I would recommend increasing flow in your tank so the percipitated particles are not settling on your corals. And of course, water changes.

Sorry to hear about it πŸ™ Let us know how it goes.

My son dumped my whole bottle in once I added another power head abd my tank was ok no casualties that's great advice Phil

Well thats comforting to hear. The tank has cleared up significantly and everything looks ok so far. I used an interesting method to remove as much from my reef tank and also dose my predator tank at the same time. I ran a siphon from the top of my reef tank to the sump of my predator tank and one from the top of my predator tank to the sump in my reef tank and then let them basically mix the water for about 10-20 gallons worth of a swap. Kind of a on the fly emergency water change since I didn't happen to have any water on hand at the time. It worked pretty well from what I can tell. Plus I always try to keep water parameters the same in all of my tanks in case I ever need to swap livestock from one to the other for any reason and it has worked well for me so far.

That sounds like a great idea brad good thinking

That was some smart thinking, glad it turned out well πŸ™‚

 
 
 
 
 
 
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