Urgent help needed Wrongly dose surgical spirits instead of hydrogen peroxide

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  1. Express Reef

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    What effect will surgical spirits have on a marine tank?
     
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    not that i know what they would do, but just a precautionary I'd do as big of a water change as possible and add some carbon, hope that helps for now, but that would be the first thing i would do, instead of waiting for an answer before it's too late.
     
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    Which surgical spirits? The one thats only ethanol or the pharmacy one that includes things to stop people drinking it?
     
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    Surgical spirits the one from Dischem... At work so can only do a water change after work :-( lucky I already run carbon
     
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    It should be fine, carbon will help
    what dosage and tank volume?
     
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    Wanted to dose 10ml due to a power cut, however started to inject then I notice the water changing color to milky white so stopped as I know peroxide does not do that, think about 5-6 ml was dosed. System is +- 200 liters.
     
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    who knows, watch your parameters, maybe your mistake will be the next thing since vodka dosing, lol :lol::lol:
     
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    at that volume i dont see an issue with isopropyl
     
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    Maybe they will just sleep for a bit, best sleep of their lives


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    Got confirmation via whats app photo tank is looking 100% and everything is alive, will do test and see the results.
     
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    Update, no ill effect on the tank, just wiped out all nutrients PO4 and no3 zero:biggrin:
     
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    hmmm seems like a new dosing method to decrease PO4 and N03 :)
     
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    i wouldnt as most have wintergreen as an additive, that all we need is people trying this and ending up wiping tanks
     
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    I agree Dallas That was a joke. Please guys ignore my reply.


    KIDS DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME ;-)
     
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