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  1. JamieXPXP

    JamieXPXP Well Known Member Member

    hi im have accidently swallowed a mouthful of untreated aquarium water trying to syphon and wanted to know if ill be fine? its my first time swallowing the water so im a little worried. all thats in there is my betta and a few plants.
     
  2. Sushi'skeeper

    Sushi'skeeper Valued Member Member

    Lol, I think you'll be okay. I've gotten dirty fish water in my eyes, cuts, mouth. You'll be fine. :)
     
  3. B

    Bruxes and Bubbles Well Known Member Member

    I have swallowed a lot of aquarium water since I first started. Trust me, as long as there are no weird medications in there (even then, the amount you'd swallow would be very small and unlikely to harm you at all), you'll be 100% fine!
     


  4. Anders247

    Anders247 Fishlore Legend Member

    You should be fine.
    In the future, don't siphon with your mouth. Look up on youtube 'how to use an aquarium siphon without your mouth' and you should see some good how-to videos. It is what I did, because I couldn't stand using my mouth......
    Edit: here is an example:
     
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    JamieXPXP

    JamieXPXP Well Known Member Member

    ok thank you everyone. i dont have any medications in the water because there isnt any chems in my well water. i will defintely take a look at that video later because i gave myself a little heart attack lol.
     
  6. aquatickeeper

    aquatickeeper Fishlore VIP Member

    I think you'll be fine
     


  7. James17

    James17 Well Known Member Member

    we've all done that, you'll be fine
     
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    JamieXPXP

    JamieXPXP Well Known Member Member

    hahaha good to know i had a mini heart attack
     
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    Anders247 Fishlore Legend Member

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  12. BeanFish

    BeanFish Well Known Member Member

    There are few illnesses you can catch. I think you will be fine tho.
     
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    JamieXPXP

    JamieXPXP Well Known Member Member

    I know I had swallowed slot of it which made me a little worried plus my snail died recently.
     
  14. s

    smee82 Fishlore VIP Member

    You be fine but the thoughtof seollowing water was why i always got my wife to prime the hose nefore i got a syphon
     
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    JamieXPXP

    JamieXPXP Well Known Member Member

    Yea it doesn't taste very good haha
     
  16. L

    Lucas Diaz New Member Member

    Don't sweat it, you'll be fine:)
     
  17. BluMan1914

    BluMan1914 Well Known Member Member

    Swallowing tank water is very very very bad for you.
    It causes many illnesses. You will start to grow gills, develop a caudal fin and a pelvic fin. Also you will have an insatiable taste for Bloodworms.
    I forgot...you will also gain x-ray vision.
     
  18. Nanologist

    Nanologist Well Known Member Member

    Hahaha. So funny! I wasn't ready for this so early in the morning and almost spit coffee all over my keyboard and monitor. My face and stomach hurt from laughing now.
     
  19. Jnx

    Jnx Valued Member Member

    Unless you've never eaten pre-packaged, processed, canned, or fast food, tank water's the least of your worries...
     
  20. BluMan1914

    BluMan1914 Well Known Member Member

    @greenbonsai, I'm happy to put a smile on your face and make you laugh. I hope it helps you get through your day.