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post #1 of 19 Old 08-12-2013, 05:39 PM Thread Starter
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Fish swam through fertilizer. D:

Sooo not really a disease, but I just did something stupid. Sooo until recently I never got the memo to pre-dissolve flourish comprehensive in maybe a quart of water and then put it in. I came up with that genius idea a couple weeks ago and its still not a habit -- I swear my brain doesn't work half the time too. Anyways... I used to just try to pour it away from the fish, ideally by the filter so it evenly disperses it quickly. This time, to make things worse I thought I had a 1/2 tsp measuring spoon but it was a whole tsp. So I initially poured in half, which was double what I thought. I swear normally it dissolves and disperses quickly, but this time it was like a thick cloud of it and of course my favorite angelfish (the most beautiful blue color for a juvenile) swims right through it. D: He seems fine about 20 minutes later when I'm writing this, but I just hope he doesn't die from it or end up with health problems/infertility or something. I'm super paranoid, maybe I'm over-reacting. I just needed to get this out kind of. -.- I feel kinda sick thinking I may have harmed my lovely fishies.

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post #2 of 19 Old 08-12-2013, 05:44 PM
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My fish haven't died swimming through fertilizer
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post #3 of 19 Old 08-12-2013, 05:56 PM Thread Starter
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That's good to know.

It's just that the cloud must have been fairly concentrated which is what worries me. In general, I feel fertilizers must not be great for the fish (sort of like pesticides in our foods are "generally recognized as safe"...), but that the benefits of the plants probably cancel that out enough.

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I don't think anyone would sell fertilizer for fish tanks that wasn't safe for fish :)
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post #5 of 19 Old 08-12-2013, 06:47 PM Thread Starter
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Well it may be considered "generally safe," like my analogy of pesticides in our foods. But I'm getting off point!

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I understand your worry but really, i think you're fine ;)
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post #7 of 19 Old 08-12-2013, 07:40 PM
Er, wait. So you SHOULD or SHOULD NOT dissolve the fert? I haven't heard that you should, but...
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Er, wait. So you SHOULD or SHOULD NOT dissolve the fert? I haven't heard that you should, but...
Well its dissolved either way. What I mean is dilute it. For example, scoop up a cup of water, put the liquid fertilizer in, then pour it into the tank. This way if the fish swim through it, it's already much less concentrated.

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Well its dissolved either way. What I mean is dilute it. For example, scoop up a cup of water, put the liquid fertilizer in, then pour it into the tank. This way if the fish swim through it, it's already much less concentrated.
right... *face palm* I guess that does make sense...
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the ingredients are all nutrients anyways, i'm 98% positive not gonna hurt them

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