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My water leaked out and I had to add regular water. Will my fish and plants die from the chlorine?


I can use some guidance..........I woke up to find my talapia in only a few inches of water. Im not sure how long the fish have been without adequate water, maybe as long as eight hrs or more. When I found them they were still alive but struggling. So, I fill the tank with regular water from our hose, there was no time to gas off the water. Is there anything I can do to save them, they all look like there struggling pretty bad. Think the chlorine will kill tham and my plants?

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Comment by Rob Tolette on October 23, 2018 at 1:12pm

The quickest option is to go to your local pet store and buy a bottle of liquid dechlorinator.  You should add warm water (the temp that your fish are used to) into a bucket and add the dechlorinator before adding the water into your system.  

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