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Would a small amount of bottled water mixed in with an aquarium harm the fish?

Don't panic, it's probably okay! The key thing here is that you caught the error and asked the question. I'll cover both bases here and try and explain a few things (forgive me if you already know ...
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What plant is this?

It is Caulerpa algae, although it has roots, stems and leaves (may be C. prolifera or C. floridiana). Tangs, Moorish Idols and other fish eat it. It grew very vigorously in my aquariums and so can ...
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Why is there no such thing as a "Saltwater Dip"?

The reason for not giving freshwater fish a salt water dip is this: the salt water is dangerous on a cellular level for the fish due to the change of the osmotic pressure in the cells. Here is the ...
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What, exactly, is "ich"?

Spidercat outlined some good points, since the Ichthyophthirius multifiliis parasite is a very popular issue in aquariums i feel like adding my personal experiences as well. Causes for an outbreak: ...
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Locating dead fish

Sometimes as they start to decay or as other fish nibble at them, parts of them become small enough to get sucked into filtration. Check filter by partially disassembling it and remove any ...
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Would a small amount of bottled water mixed in with an aquarium harm the fish?

First, as Henders says, this is almost certainly not an issue at all. But I would continue to use tank water to thaw the krill from here on out. In fact, I'd go a step further: you can put the tank ...
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How to transfer established saltwater into a bigger tank?

You should have some target amount of salt ppm per gallon of water. This amount will change depending on A: the type of salt, and B: what you actually will have in your tank. API aquarium salt ...
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Is a water change near the end of cycling dry rock a good idea

So, I'm going to assume you're curing/cycling the rock in the display tank, correct me if I am wrong here. Assuming so, I would definitely do a water change. And I think your concerns are spot on. As ...
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How High Can I Raise My Lights?

Not knowing what type of corals you have (soft vs. hard) this is what I've come up with: If you have a hybrid fixture (metal halides/t5 combo body fixture) you will want them about 6-7" inches from ...
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Best residential aquarium test kits for accuracy versus affordability

After disparate results each time I tested with APIs test kits, I decided to switch to Red Sea, you can buy kits for marine care on amazon.com. I'm very happy with the results they produce and they ...
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Add Fish or Corals first in a mixed reef setup

I am going to end up adding fish first. My first fish are going to be added right after I get my clean up crew. I searched multiple forums and, as you might expect, it's quite debatable what to add ...
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Suggest purchase a pet fish from a four-star online store?

It is a lot better to buy fish from a local petshop, close to where you live. You can see the fish you buy and the shorter time it takes to bring the fish home from a shop will most likely stress the ...
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Yellow Hawaiian Tang Bullying and Killing Everything in the Tank!

Once tangs establish territory, it can be very difficult to get them to accept any other fish being introduced to the tank. A yellow tang would have zero problem claiming even an entire 90 - 120 ...
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Is a clean up crew necessary if there is no evident algae?

In my situation, as I stated in a comment here, I did end up seeing algae growth about a week after I added my cleanup crew. Like I said, I cycled the tank after curing dry pukani rock from Bulk Reef ...
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Is a clean up crew necessary if there is no evident algae?

Mine is a fresh water aquarium and I recently added the nerite snail as cleaning crew. I got to know that they eat algae but they add up their waste to fish waste. Better to add the clean up crew ...
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Should aquarium overflow maintain a certain level of water

It looks like you are missing the stand pipe for the drain. A common design out there is the durso standpipe. You can make one yourself from PVC pipe or buy one from their website. There are other ...
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What are good foods for brine shrimp and how to administer them?

Yeast is not a good food source, because the cell wall proteins are difficult for the brine shrimp to digest. For proof, see scientific paper: Marques A et al. 2005. Effects of bacteria on Artemia ...
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