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Old 09-30-2012, 12:06 PM   #1 
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How much vinegar do I use to clean out my tank?

Hello everyone! My sweet boy Raz has gill flukes so I have in a 1 gal hospital tank getting treatment. I was wondering how do I clean out his regular 2.5 gal tank? I googled this and found that I should use 1 cup of distilled white vinegar per gal of water. Is this right? Can I use it on the gravel as well? Or should I just get new gravel? I also have live plants so can those be saved or is it safer to just get rid of them? I was thinking of if the measurements are correct running my tank with filter on for 24 hours to circulate the vinegar and water throughout the tank. What are your thoughts? Suggestions?

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Old 09-30-2012, 01:06 PM   #2 
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for normal changes, just hot water will kill off any remaining parasites
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Old 09-30-2012, 03:37 PM   #3 
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for normal changes, just hot water will kill off any remaining parasites
REALLY!? Wow that is so much more easier. lol! Now what do I do with this vinegar. Thanks for the info.
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it's a parasite. lol, just pour boiling water in everything and quarantine the plants.
but if you want to be extra cautious you can bleach...and throw away the plants...
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it's a parasite. lol, just pour boiling water in everything and quarantine the plants.
but if you want to be extra cautious you can bleach...and throw away the plants...
I have to admit the whole parasite *flukes* give me the creeps. lol! I think I shall throw out the plants. Just to put my mind at ease. I might go with the boiled water technique. Another person suggested I put in direct sunlight for a day after I clean it. I might do both just in case. Those Flukes will be toasted! Muahahahahaha!
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I have to admit the whole parasite *flukes* give me the creeps. lol! I think I shall throw out the plants. Just to put my mind at ease. I might go with the boiled water technique. Another person suggested I put in direct sunlight for a day after I clean it. I might do both just in case. Those Flukes will be toasted! Muahahahahaha!
lol yes, natural sunlight uv is a very good sterilization method... lettin nature do its work :)
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