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Old 07-05-2008, 09:56 AM   #1
 
Soap in aquarium

I was having an algae problem in my 29-gallon freshwater tank so I took out the old substrate which was large river-type rocks, and replaced it with thoroughly-rinsed gravel. I suspect that the container I placed my washed gravel in may have had dish soap residue because now my tank looks like a bubble-bath. Everything in the tank is still alive...guppies, ghost shrimp, otos, platy, velvet sword.

Is there anyway I can treat the water to get rid of the soap without taking everything out and starting over?
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I was having an algae problem in my 29-gallon freshwater tank so I took out the old substrate which was large river-type rocks, and replaced it with thoroughly-rinsed gravel. I suspect that the container I placed my washed gravel in may have had dish soap residue because now my tank looks like a bubble-bath. Everything in the tank is still alive...guppies, ghost shrimp, otos, platy, velvet sword.

Is there anyway I can treat the water to get rid of the soap without taking everything out and starting over?
Do 40-50% daily water changes until it's gone.
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