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    Thread: Soap in the quarantine tank

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      Soap in the quarantine tank

      Hey all,

      So, my toddler bolted over to my established (but thankfully fishless until later this week) quarantine tank and dumped half a bottle of soap for blowing bubbles into the tank.

      A cursory search of the forums reveals multiple suggestions for dealing with soap, but no dosing or application instructions or anything of the sort for things like vinegar.

      I知 sure I知 not the first to have something like this happen. Any suggestions? Does PP help, and if so, at what dose should it be applied? Or vinegar? Or is a good rinsing with several 100% water changes sufficient?

      The soap has already made its way into my K1 so I知 assuming some kind of full submersion water column treatment would be best.

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      I honestly don't have an answer for you and haven't had it happen. I will suggest you be as specific as possible about the type/brand name of the soap.

      If it were my pond, I would be doing water changes to remove as much as possible. Years ago my neighbor sprayed her trees and that was my first course of action while I tried to track down the active ingredient in the spray.
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      If it is bubble soap for children, I would think it would be non toxic.

      If so, I would drain the water, rinse the K1 and tank, refill and if you have some Potassium Permaganate to treat the water, it many be helpful.

      Then put in a canary fish if you have one to test for any toxicity.

      Maybe you can have the shipment of your fish delayed, to give you time to see if canary fish is affected.
      Last edited by koi4u2c; 03-01-2020 at 04:41 PM.
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      I haven't had experience with soap, but would think that a couple of 100% water changes would be sufficient. One would get rid of the dissolved soap, and the second would dissolve the soap on the surfaces of the glass, plumbing, and filtration equipment. Any residue left after that should be insignificant, almost like putting clean soap washed hands into the tank. If you have time a third 100% water change would not be in vain.

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      Marilyn,

      It was a dollar store pre-made bottle of soap for blowing bubbles. Probably about half a cup. Unfortunately, I don’t have any information about what kind of soap. Honestly wishing it was Dawn since it’s biodegradable lol.

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      I would imagine a kid's bubble soap is fairly innocuous but the water changes are the way to go to minimize an issue.
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