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Old 10-12-2012, 09:58 PM   #1 
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How to clean tanks after diseased Betta?

I have a 3 gallon I bought from a thrift store about a month ago and I had put my HM Betta, Roy, in there to give him a bit more room. He was always really sickly and was showing the early stages of Dropsy at the time, but I think the change in tank stressed him too much and the disease killed him. (R.I.P)

I'm not entirely sure, but the 3gallon may have also contributed to his death. I had cleaned it with boiling water, white vinegar, and baking soda and let it sit for about three hours before dumping it and scrubbing the crap out of everything. Then I sealed cracks in the tank and, overall, it remained unused for about a week before I added my (already sick) fish. But I still think, even after cleaning it, there might have been something in there that got to him. :(

It's been about two weeks since he's passed and I want to try and re-use the tank now, but I don't want the new fish to get sick like Roy had been.. so I want to know how to REALLY clean the tank and all of the accessories.
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Old 10-14-2012, 04:35 AM   #2 
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i have the same question.. my betta died yesterday and i need to re use it later when i buy a new fish ... really want to know how to clean it so its entirely clean to be reused ...
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