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Sodium Carbonate overdose ... big problem or no?

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Hey guys ... don't use the stuff myself but am in a discussion with a guy who has accidentally overdosed his tank with his API brand PH up chemical.

I suspect this product uses Sodium Carbonate which I know has minimal toxicity to humans but how does it affect our little fishy friends?

Given this may be a pretty large overdose ... what corrective action is needed? I'm thinking a decent sized water change (50%) but thought someone out there might have a more educated response than my "I guess that might work" answer

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Thanks Donny .. that was the advice passed on last night

The guy was smashing in sodium carbonate because his ph was 6.6 and he had been led astray by an 'expert' telling him he 'needed' to get somewhere between 7.2 - 7.8. Armed with this advice, and with his PH stalled at 6.8 he just kept adding more and more chemical.

Sometimes I just feel sorry for the fish

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