Urgent Extreme overdose calcium

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  1. steve wright

    steve wright Super Moderator Staff Member

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    hard to nail down exact list of ingredients on this product - various information about there

    cut and pasted from the "about the product" information from web site

    This liquid has a unique dual method approach to coralline algae acceleration:
    1. Ionic calcium--immediately raises dissolved calcium levels in your aquarium water.
    2. Ten micron aragonite--targets the live rock surface, where it dissolves in situ (in place), delivering calcium, strontium, magnesium and carbonate right where it is needed.
    It also replenishes idoine, an essential element for coralline algae tissues that quickly becomes depleted in closed systems.
    Easy to use and contains Super Sea Calcium, a natural calicum derived from pristine tropical oceans

    research also realised following information

    From Randy Holmes Farley
    the so called 10 micron argonite will not dissolve in typical salt water PHs
    As such it cannot do as it advertises on the label
    the fact that many people do experience an increase of coraline as a result of using this product, may or may not be related to the fact that this undissolved argonite provides a beneficial site for coraline spores to encrust

    Randy also went on to explain that the undissolved argonite in the system can skew Alk test results as it will measure as part of the total carbonates in the system although it is in a form that is of no significant use

    so you need to wait until your tank is clear/ not cloudy and re do the testing , if the water is cloudy the undissolved argonite particles will dissolve in the test tube because with typical titration methods of testing the PH is lowered in the sample at the point reagent is added and the fine argonite will dissolve and show up in the test



    Steve
     
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  3. steve wright

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    More research done

    I have not found an exact replica of your situation, I have found one which seems to me to be a much worse situation

    Iodine overdose in tank - Reef Central Online Community

    in the above situation - approx 3/4 of a bottle of an iodine based reef dip was dropped into a reef tank

    Corals seemed to fair OK, but he did lose 3 fish - these were lost very quickly in the proceedings , and as your accident involves a product with a probable much lower concentration of Iodine,( I do not know because I cannot find any % information on the product) I do not believe the iodine will be a significant issue during this accident

    but good call from Packleader, IMO certainly worth doing some research

    Steve
     
  4. Danhodl

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    EVERYTHINGS OK. I tested today and its looking good. The alk is now at 10, and calcium 400 so thats not so bad, iodine .04, cant measure mag right now. After a 20% water change I also added a fuge I've been working on to help dilute some of that purple up. There may have not been much spilt as I had thought.

    I tossed the bottle since I don't even really use it, seems too mysterious, now that this happened I remember coming to that same conclusion back in 09 when I first came across it, should have wrote that down. pic of new fuge! Still working on its light fixture...
     
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    Good news Danhodl
    and thanks for updating

    the Alk and Ca are OK and 0.02 - 0.04 is a around NSW levels according to the man below

    The
     
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    Good news glad to hear everything made it out ok.
     
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    Glad everything's okay... Also Cute fuge