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This topic contains 40 replies, has 7 voices, and was last updated by  Matt 9 years, 8 months ago.

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  • #304354

    Adam
    Participant

    Sorry mate I can’t find anything out from Northbumbling Water.

    I do know whatever it was, it wasn’t a region wide / large area dose. That doesn’t mean that they didn’t dose just your treatment area / street though.

    Would bet that is what happened though. If I were you I would keep diluting the problem, ideally with water from an alternative source at least for the time being. Are you R/O?

    Certain chemicals can damage the membranes so it would be worth checking with a TDS If you have one

    Small water changes to balance the stress with the benefits. You could consider purchasing some R/O water until things are more settled.

    Good Luck

    #304372

    dunc
    Keymaster

    Thanks Adam,

    They seem to be alright now. I’m gutted about all of the losses, especially the gorgeous Corydoras and the stunning little Geophagus steindachneri, but at least my daemon are all still alive – I was seriously concerned about the smallest for a while but the white clouding over his eye has gone and he isn’t showing his stress colours any more.

    They’re back to being active (and nervous!) so I’m fairly sure I’m safe again now.

    So frustrating though

    #304374

    dellag
    Participant

    no probs. I’ve had no more problems either.

    Della

    #304375

    Matt
    Keymaster

    At least things have settled down mate. Nice one

    #304388

    Wargh
    Member

    Glad everything is back to normal Dunc … and really glad tha we didnt get anything like that in my area!

    #304390

    dunc
    Keymaster

    Well I still have no idea what it was and that’s a pretty scary thought.. I lost so many fishes

    #304396

    Ross
    Participant

    i might sound dumb here but what is an r/o unit and whats it do?

    #304402

    Adam
    Participant

    R/O = Reverse Osmosis is a way of filtering water to potentially remove 99%+ of the impurities it contains before adding it to your aquarium. Mains supply water (usually at high pressure) is passed through semi-permeable membrane (think extremely fine mesh) that sits inside a plastic chamber.

    This membrane allows water molecules to pass through, but not others. Minerals, trace and other elements are removed producing pure raw water. Which is actually is too pure for aquaria use without adding new elements (re-mineralising) or combining with some mains water.

    An R/O unit may have other component stages attached to it to remove more of the remaining impurities so less than 1% impurities remains (DI filter) And more importantly a number of stages prior to the delicate membrane to protect it i.e. (prefilters) sediment and carbon filter.

    Basically using such a filter gives you a blank canvas in water chemistry terms to work from to alter for example pH & hardness. Perhaps more importantly it gives you confidence that you won’t be adding unwanted elements when you carry out a water change from chlorine, nitrates & phosphates to heavy metals.

    #304408

    Nicolapompicola
    Participant

    There’s not any chance that the fish could’ve got chilled at all is there?

    #304409

    dunc
    Keymaster

    Hehe nah, the room is ridiculously hot even without the heater – 27degrees is the minimum possible water temperature

    #304422

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Dunc’s fish are notoriously chilled due to the “recreational” herbs his mum smokes…

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