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Thread: I may have overdosed the tank.. help!

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    I added 15 ml's to the tank to gill some BGA. When I turned the filter back on the otto's and shrimp went crazy. one otto started swimming upside down, sideways, straight up, and sometimes stopped swimming and got carried away by the current. I feel so bad... The other one might survive, and the shrimp for the most part have settled down and are eating. some males are still swimming, but in all fairness they were swimming this morning.

    I feel SO bad guys.. I feel like another word for crap. I feel like a murderer. I UNDERDOSED the tank...

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    I had to put one out of it's misery. I didn't want it to suffer. I feel so bad...

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    What did you add? 15mL of bleach?

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    What on earth did you add? You spend a lot of time adding stuff only to have these problems. Me, I do next to nothing right and they still survive. I thought I killed an otto by squishing it for a day between the slate and the glass and it's looking better than ever.

    I'm sorry for your loss, Clint!

    P.S. I hope that last statement give's Nikki's mom the giggles--rats, shouldn't have said that.



    My chicken legs taste like chicken--only less meaty.

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    oh I didn't say?

    Hydrogen peroxide. It was reccomended to me and a lot people have used it safely. I think somehow the otto must have swallowed some. The other otto is hiding in there somewhere but I'm sure he'll be fine. all of the shrimp are fine. that also backs of my theory that the otto swallowed some above the HC before I turned on the filter, because you'd think the shrimp would be the first to go.

    It really got to me when I cut off the head and i heard the spine snap. It was over in half a second so he went peacefully. Thank god the headless body didn't flop around.

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    Wow! I feel bad already

    At least he didn't suffer

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    I think he had brain dammage or something.. he also lodged himself in a hole in a rock for a good minute or two....

    I need to plug that hole with an anubias or something.

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    That sounds like a "Plan".

    How many shrimp and stuff do you have left?

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