Forgot To Pour Tank Water Into Filter, Foam/bubbles?

Discussion in 'Filters and Filtration' started by Travis Bradbury, Apr 16, 2018.

  1. Travis Bradbury

    Travis BradburyValued MemberMember

    75 gallon, aquaclear 110.

    I just did a big water change(75%) Half way through filling up the tank, i realized i forgot to fill up my filter with tank water.
    So i just filled it with tank water quickly while my aquarium was filling, so some tap water went into my filter also.
    I did use prime before i started filling, I also put some right into the filter after i put the tank water in.

    Do you guys think my BB will be fine?

    Also there seems to be lots of bubbles sticking together at the top of my water, ive seen it before but not THIS much.. any idea what it is? Is it harmful?
  2. FriarThomasIII

    FriarThomasIIIWell Known MemberMember

    Should be fine. I usually pour into my tank directly from the bucket. It should be fine.
  3. NavyChief20

    NavyChief20Well Known MemberMember

    in the grand scheme of things a little bit of untreated water isnt going to make a lot of diffrence. Once you kick that filter on it will mix and the issue will go away. The bubbles can be a few things:

    Just bubbles of air
    Bacterial colony that is aeriated
    Surface Proteins
    a chem residue from whatever chemical treatment you put in there.

    Just monitor and see what happens. Should go away in most cases fairly quickly.
  4. Mazeus

    MazeusWell Known MemberMember

    When I've done water changes recently, I only treat the first bucketful (with enough Prime for the whole tank) and then I don't treat the additional buckets of water as I've dosed enough for the tank. So far no problems.