Forgot To Dose Dechlorinator?

Discussion in 'Cleaning and Maintenance' started by Z123Killer, Jul 20, 2017.

  1. Z123KillerWell Known MemberMember

    So I was changing my water in my 29-gallon tank, I was dosing the 2.5-gallon buckets before they go in the tank. What happened was I didn't dechlorinate one of the buckets and accidentally put it in so I dosed dechlorinator (API Stress Coat) for the whole tank. I still had some buckets to add, so I dechlorinated them and added them, but guess what, I forgot to dose one of the buckets for the second time, should I dose the whole tank again???
     
  2. JesseMoreira06

    JesseMoreira06Well Known MemberMember

    No if you already dosed the whole tank the first time it's completely fine.
     
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    Z123KillerWell Known MemberMember

    Oh ok, so even if I put chlorinated water after the whole tank dosage it's fine?
     




  4. Bruxes and BubblesWell Known MemberMember

    If the whole tank was already dosed you're 100% okay. I usually add dechlorinator to my tanks first then add the water.
     
  5. JesseMoreira06

    JesseMoreira06Well Known MemberMember

    yep, completely safe. I use a python water changer and I dose the whole tank then add water.
     
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    Z123KillerWell Known MemberMember

    @JesseMoreira06 @Bruxes and Bubbles
    Thanks, I was really scared lol. My tank took 3 months to cycle and I thought the chlorine was going to kill the cycle. I am sure I overdosed a little bit because I was first dosing each bucket as it went in, the I dosed the whole tank, the I dosed some more buckets as they went in, is over dose with API Stress Coat ok?
     
  7. Bruxes and BubblesWell Known MemberMember

    You should be fine. I usually end up doing a 2x overdose of Prime when I do water changes. No issues.
     
  8. JesseMoreira06

    JesseMoreira06Well Known MemberMember

    5x times over is fine above that it's becomes a problem.
     
  9. aquatickeeper

    aquatickeeperFishlore VIPMember

    You're completely fine, no need to worry.
     




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