Water change turns into chaos.

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While doing water change tonight I forgot to turn off my top up powerhead. By the time I realised it my sg was 1021 from 1024. The worst howevr was the KH. Thank googness for Liaquat onl being a phone call away. Will have to wait and see how the rest of the night goes.
 

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I'm sure Liaquat has steered you in the right direction, you're in good hands.

Are the inhabitants showing any signs of stress ?
 

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Hey Alfie dont sweat it too much just bring all the parameters back slowly, i have had a similar experiance when a nenny went over the falls and blocked an averflow. i pumped 100L of fresh water into the system and dropped the salinity from 1026 down to 1021 and the water for some reason was crystal clear anyway i degress, suffered no losses.
 

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I'm sure Liaquat has steered you in the right direction, you're in good hands.

Are the inhabitants showing any signs of stress ?
Yeah thank goodness that I at least know I am in good hands.

Goniopora is showing signs of stress. Nothing else yet.
 

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Hey Alfie dont sweat it too much just bring all the parameters back slowly, i have had a similar experiance when a nenny went over the falls and blocked an averflow. i pumped 100L of fresh water into the system and dropped the salinity from 1026 down to 1021 and the water for some reason was crystal clear anyway i degress, suffered no losses.

dKH dropped down to 5.6
 

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Don't worry Liaquat will save you ;) You couldn't ask for better hands to help...
 

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at least it wasnt a 40 percent water change with sea water that your lfs supplied to you but they hadnt switched their one tap off so the water they gave was almost pure ro( i wonder why aqua h20 doesnt sell to the public anymore.) i must say they have helped me out in other ways since then. i didnt know what to do so i boiled some of the seawater i had taken out to up the salinity and raised the salinity bit by bitby pouring it back into the tank. that was right in the beginning, now i taste my water before putting it in my tank, kinda primitive but it works for me. hope things will be alright for you though.
 

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Haha, better to taste it before it goes in the tank than after it comes out I guess... Or do you taste your skimmate too?
 

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Alfie, I trust all turned out well?
 

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Yeah - sorry to hear Alfie - I don't know how I missed this thread! It brings me back to my tank crash.... power failure - tank too full - sump over flowed - auto-topup working overtime - and this happened twice for about 2/3 days each while I was away on leave.

When I came back, I had lost ALL my inverts, 5 of 9 fish.... Funny thing though - all my hermits survived, and ONE APTAISIA survived! Can you believe it!

At least 1.024 down to 1.021 is NOT that big a drop in salinity. Good luck mate! I am sure that your life-stock should be able to "weather the storm".... ;-)
 

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