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post Mon, 04 Oct 2004 5:25 pm
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Hi bros, can anyone tell me what is the problem?

I've managed to brew green water in my toyogo tub. After getting the intense green color for abt 7 days, I did a water change and seed abt 10% of the green water and added anti chlorine crystals and baking soda into the new water. However, the next day the whole tub water turns white and the fishes and stressed out!

May I know What's the possible cause? Overdose of baking soda?

Tks.
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post Mon, 04 Oct 2004 6:10 pm
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white?? as in milky white?? or clear??
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post Mon, 04 Oct 2004 9:20 pm
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I know baking soda has an expiry date to it. Wonder if one can continue using it even after it expires for half a year? Im currently using the baking soda which i believe has long expired. So far dont hv any problems.
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post Tue, 05 Oct 2004 9:06 am
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(bro g-string) - Yes, the whole tub water turned milky white. What hapeen huh?
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post Thu, 07 Oct 2004 3:29 pm
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I've not experience such but like you suspected too it's probably the expired baking soda. ohmy.gif

green water becomes brown if your fish is sick. Otherwise it usually stays green even when the algae died. ohmy.gif

Turning white is extraordinary.
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post Thu, 07 Oct 2004 5:09 pm
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Thanks HB. Yeah, maybe my baking soda has expired. Will try out using new BS and se how it turns out again.
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QUOTE(goldie @ Thu, 07 Oct 2004 5:08 pm)
Thanks HB. Yeah, maybe my baking soda has expired. Will try out using new BS and se how it turns out again.
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I normally buy BS in bulk size from Phoon Huat @ Sims Place (their "main" branch).

I suspect my last bottle is expired, however. A friend has bought it for me at Phoon Huat's AMK branch. They didn't have the 5KG pack but the 500g bottle only. The 1st time I dose it, I find it strange that the BS didn't dissolve readily. I actually need to stir to blend which is strange as all previous BS I had dissolve before they reach the tank's floor. I could only blame an expired (or near expiring) BS.

To play it safe, I went back to Sims Place and gotten a new bottle. These dissolves instantly like it should.

Go figure.

Read the following thread on BS:-

http://www.rafflesgold.com/forums/index.ph...7&hl=phoon+huat
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post Thu, 07 Oct 2004 5:31 pm
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Jialuck liao lah. Mine confirmed must be expired one cos like what u said, it takes a bit of time to dissolve. Arigato bro HB.
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post Thu, 07 Oct 2004 11:40 pm
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QUOTE(goldie @ Thu, 07 Oct 2004 5:30 pm)
Jialuck liao lah. Mine confirmed must be expired one cos like what u said, it takes a bit of time to dissolve. Arigato bro HB.
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Mine long expired but im still using and no problems leh. rusure.gif
Some of them hv even harden to become a lump. I simply break them apart before puting them in the water. I think impt thing is not to let the unused powder come into contact with water.
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post Fri, 08 Oct 2004 2:28 am
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QUOTE(cktan @ Thu, 07 Oct 2004 11:40 pm)
Mine long expired but im still using and no problems leh.  rusure.gif
Some of them hv even harden to become a lump. I simply break them apart before puting them in the water. I think impt thing is not to let the unused powder come into contact with water.
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Aiyoh... give you expiry date sure got reason one.

Besides, baking powder cheap cheap nia mah. Some more it is an essential thing to add during WC, just like your de-chlorinator. So there is more than enough reasons to get new bottle if your bottle expired liao.
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QUOTE(goldie @ Mon, 04 Oct 2004 5:24 pm)
Hi bros, can anyone tell me what is the problem?

I've managed to brew green water in my toyogo tub. After getting the intense green color for abt 7 days, I did a water change and seed abt 10% of the green water and added anti chlorine crystals and baking soda into the new water. However, the next day the whole tub water turns white and the fishes and stressed out!

May I know What's the possible cause? Overdose of baking soda?

Tks.
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hmmmmm so is expired baking soda a cause of this problem ?
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Dunno leh. Gave some of the BS to my bros. They have not complain leh!
Still scratching my head blush.gif Imagine the airstone also turn white overnight.
Like in those sword-fighting plays, overnite turned bai fa mo nui. hehehe
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post Fri, 08 Oct 2004 7:57 pm
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QUOTE(desireless @ Fri, 08 Oct 2004 2:27 am)
Aiyoh... give you expiry date sure got reason one.

Besides, baking powder cheap cheap nia mah. Some more it is an essential thing to add during WC, just like your de-chlorinator. So there is more than enough reasons to get new bottle if your bottle expired liao.
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Expiry date sure got reason. Human cannot eat mah. But fish shouldnt be a problem. I understand that fishes dont drink water except those salt water fishes. So wats the problem even if the powder expire?
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QUOTE(cktan @ Fri, 08 Oct 2004 7:57 pm)
Expiry date sure got reason. Human cannot eat mah. But fish shouldnt be a problem. I understand that fishes dont drink water except those salt water fishes. So wats the problem even if the powder expire?
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What?!?! ohmy.gif Who told you that that baking soda is for fish to eat one? What is the purpose of you adding baking soda in the first place... Do you actually know?

When Food expires, it can still be eaten ... but how sure are you that you won't get stomachache?

When Condom expires, it still can be worn... but how sure are you that the rubber won't break halfway?

When Sodium Bicarbonate expires, it can still be added to water... but how sure are you that it hasn't lost it's buffering effect?

Do I need to give more examples? rofl.gif
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post Sat, 09 Oct 2004 1:41 pm
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Thats wat i mean. THe expiry date is meant for HUMAN to "see" only. If one is using baking soda for fish, one might need not bother with the expiry date.

U want to be sure whether expired baking soda still hv buffering effect? No problem, i will measure KH tonight using that long expired powder just for your sake smile.gif
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