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  1. Dubethenewb

    Dubethenewb Bristle Worm

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    I had a open bottle of reef buffer on the middle of my tank that got spilled in the tank. Half the bottle is gone and my tank is SUPER cloudy. I'm very scared as I have expensive fish and corals in the tank. I cannot perform water changes until Tom evening. Any advice? What is going to happen?
     
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  3. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
    You need to test alk and pH asap.

    Curious why can you not do a water change until tomorrow ? If it is about using RO/DI you have other options.
     
  4. Dubethenewb

    Dubethenewb Bristle Worm

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    My lfs is not open until tom
     
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    Dubethenewb Bristle Worm

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    Just did ph test it's at 7.8.... I'll re test
     
  6. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
    Well that is not bad. So you need salt in other words. How do the fish and the corals look ?

    What was the name of the product ? As in brand name.
     
  7. Dubethenewb

    Dubethenewb Bristle Worm

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    Alk is off the chart.... Ph is 7.8

    The fish I can only see my clowns look fine I can't see anything else it's too cloudy it's been about 30 mins since accident. The brand is sachem reef buffer 8.8oz half bottle is gone.
     
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  9. Dubethenewb

    Dubethenewb Bristle Worm

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    I turned off the lights also there is a lot of white dust in my sump
     
  10. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
    If you have a petsmart/petco in the area I would go buy some salt and some water conditioner and do a water change. Other than I am at a loss, hopefully someone else will have an idea.
     
  11. steve wright

    steve wright Super Moderator Staff Member

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    dubethenewb

    what is the volume of water in your system
    that way we can use the calculator to work out what 4 Oz of reef builder is likely to raise your DKH to

    Cloudy water in itself may look unpleasant but may not do any long term harm (ask anyone who uses liquid calcium, or Purple up type supplements the tank is cloudy for an hour or 2 , clears, and nothing seems harmed by it)

    but a massive increase on DKH can cause problems for many corals hence we need to know you tank volume

    Steve
     
  12. Dubethenewb

    Dubethenewb Bristle Worm

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    Tank is 90 gallons with 30 gallon sump.