Another Palytoxin victim

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The adults, first hit by the toxins, spent one week in hospital. Katie's three girls, who were asleep, were discharged the day after.

Katie added: "We had gone on holiday and our fish had died, so we decided to get rid of the tank. We completely emptied the tank and started scrubbing it. When you scrub it, it lets off toxins.

"The house had to be completely cordoned off by the police and fire brigade.

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/family-nearly-die-after-coral-18854830

Looking at their pics,  guess it was from the brown palys at the bottom


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I said this over at another forum and will say it here... People don't know what they are doing when it comes to marine tanks. They think they known, they go to clean rocks by scrubbing, boiling etc and thats when they have the problem... Common sense and research isn't something people do and then they get in the papers for there lack of knowledge!

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Agreed. It even made the BBC news homepage last night.  If we're not careful we might find ourselves getting some ill thought out ban slapped on some corals.

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