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11-04-2009, 05:00 PM
Tank percipitated-what to do now??
For the first time ever, my tank percipitated. I know nothing about this topic, and would like some info.
I did some tank maintanance and lost some water. I also wanted to lower my salinity a bit, so I mixed my top off water light on the salt. I have some seachem marine buffer on hand that I have never used and figured I would use it in my top off. Possible big mistake??
So, the top off water was a bit cloudy and decided to add it to the tank a little at a time over the course of a few hours. As soon as I added the cloudy top off water to the tank, it mixed with my water, instantly clear. No problems.
Just as I added the last bit of water to the tank, the water stayed a little cloudy. Couple hours later I got the big snow storm that steadily got worse.
It was very late, and was unsure of what to do, so I let it run its course. Another big mistake??
So- now the water is nice and clear, but I have a white coating on the glass, rocks and bottom of the tank. Also have a film on the water surface.
What do I need to do now?? What are the concequences of percipitation and what issues are involved?
I see no issues with any fish/coral/inverts, just have a light dusting of settled snow in the tank.
I will be taking parameter tests tonight after dinner, just in case they are needed.
Info would be much apreciated! Thx- chris.
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