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Old 09-16-2011, 04:17 PM   #1 
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Cleaning Tank that had sick fish

I'm not sure if anybody is around that tried helping me with my sick fish Bloo... and if there is it's unfortunate that he died after 3 weeks of being sick. Since I'm unsure of what he had died from (fin loss possibly from bacteria or a fungus) I had cleansed his tank with Clorox bleach/water and had it sit for 48hrs and rinsed and then had it sit in vinegar/water mix. I still have to rinse it in hot hot water 3-4 times to make sure the bleach is out, but do you think that all the bad bacteria should be gone? or will boiling water poured into it shatter the glass if I tried to kill any remaining bacteria that way? It's not urgent, however I did just pick up a Delta Betta today and would like to give him a home asap. :)
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Old 09-16-2011, 04:29 PM   #2 
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With all the bleach and vinegar, I'm pretty sure anything that was in there is dead now lol! But make sure you rinse the tank really REALLY well as bleach is toxic to fish and we wouldn't want your new guy to get sick!! I'd rinse it atleast 5 or 6 times, maybe more because i'm that paranoid about toxic substances in my tank haha
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