I put baking powder, instead of baking soda, into my fishtank. Would should I do?

Discussion in 'Water Chemistry' started by Stephen Cheatle, Dec 10, 2015.

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  1. Stephen Cheatle

    Stephen Cheatle Plankton

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    I've moved the fish into another tank, so they're okay. It's a 60 litre tank and I put a teaspoon of baking powder into the tank.
     
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  3. Vinnyboombatz

    Vinnyboombatz Giant Squid

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    Check PH. Run fresh carbon and do a wc if possible.
     
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  4. Windy

    Windy Spanish Shawl Nudibranch

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    Once it starts to raise, be sure to turn up the heat.
     
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    civiccars2003 Great Blue Whale

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    What does this mean?
     
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  6. Todd_Sails

    Todd_Sails Giant Squid

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    you put 5 ml baking powder, istead of baking soda in a 15g tank, presumably to raise the Alk and/or Ph, and now you're worried?
    From what I remember reading about this and the difference, etc.
    Don't sweat it- I dunno, is that bad advice, is he going to have a DT meltdown?
     
  7. Vinnyboombatz

    Vinnyboombatz Giant Squid

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    Windy is reffering to baking powder making bread rise lol.
    Baking powder is baking soda with cream of tartar ( acidic) and usually starch. A lowered PH is almost a certainty.
     
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  9. oldfishkeeper

    oldfishkeeper Giant Squid

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    I'd probably do a water change and not stress
     
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  10. Billme

    Billme Eyelash Blennie

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    PH is the key. Baking powder contains both acid and base components. The result is probably neutral but to be sure check ph as vinny said. There are other things in there but ph should be your first concern.
     
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