NANFA-L-- Precipitate

Crail, Todd (tcrail-in-UTNet.UToledo.Edu)
Tue, 24 Jan 2006 21:52:58 -0500

Hi gang,

Has anyone ever seen where a "precipitate" forms when too much dechlor has
been added to a system? Alk and pH are fine.

I think I've done this, and it seems like it's binding up with fats from the
food. You can watch it happen after the food has been put in. It looks like
I'm on stage-in-a rock concert. It's been going on like this for about 3
weeks now, but with steady water changes using only a whole house filter (one
of the $20 ones, and this time I'm counting gallons) to rid chlorine, and it
seems I'm finally getting back on the other side of the amount of reagents.

I've always liberally dosed it, but not when I've been using this lipid rich
mysis. I had a similar problem in a tank using Stress Coat (turned the water
blue smoke woooo!) and the mysis. I was able to reverse the situation by
water changing (although it sucks this is a 100 gallon and not a 30). I
thought it was the aloe or something, and not the sodium thiosulfate or
whatever it is... I've been using it straight (just a cap full or two or three
per 30 gallon barrel!) and I think I need to find a happy medium.

Thoughts, comments, <nelson>Ha ha!</nelson>...?

I'd take a picture... but my camera ain't working. I think I shorted out the
shutter lol. Glad I bought that "no questions asked" insurance thingie from
Ritz when I bought it. She said without knowing a thing about me:

"Even if you did something that probably would never happen, like drop it into
a lake or something".

I was like "How many years can you sign up for-in-a time?" ;)

Kinda stinks too cause I set up 100 gallons of native fish in our teaching lab
along with photographs of every species found in the Ottawa River that runs
through campus. More on that soon.... We're going into another outreach
phase, 'cepting this time, I'm not alone :) Maybe I'll have to bust out the
ol' 950 while the 4800 is on hiatus.

The Milky White Madness, Toledo, OH
It's never too late to have a happy childhood.
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