Hydrogen Sulfide???? a little advice needed! HELP...maybe
by, 03-18-2012 at 12:50 AM (1125 Views)
I got home tonight from a little Irish Thanksgiving party (St. Patty's Day) and I walk in to a wall of what I am assuming (though hoping not) the smell of Hydrogen Sulfide in my house.... to clarify on why my nose may be playing tricks on me A. I have had sinus issues for the last 3 weeks and have been unable to smell anything and B. my wife is from Japan and sometimes she makes some things to eat that I refuse to put in my mouth.
I immediately get on the internet and start searching the possibilities and of course I starting running biopellets. I read a few articles and got two kind of contrary statements. I read that dosing too much could cause it to create it, but I also read that it was created from having too low flow through the reactor, not enough tumble, and them clumping strongly together..... not knowing the correct answer or even sure that was the problem I quickly shut off the reactor and took about half of the pellets out of the reactor and put the reactor back on line.
I do not have low flow through the reactor not are any of them clumping together. None of my livestock seem to be showing any adverse affects, no heaving breathing, no deaths, corals never looked happier. I did start going through a diatom bloom in accordance with the bio pellet setup which was expected to some extent.
I was unable to find any real advice or help on what to really do or how to remove it from my system if it is in there so I have a few question.
A. Will this just eventually find it's way out of my system/what should I do?
B. Did I act correctly in removing some of the pellets?
C. Am I about to see my livestock perish?
D. If I had no clumping or too low of flow and at the same time I keep reading you can'y overdose bio pellets then how could it be them? (I was running 500ml of vertex pellets in 550 gph through a reef octopus 140)
E. Has anyone else experienced this before and what did you do/what happened?