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Old 11-24-2012, 02:13 PM   #21 
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Thanks for the link lexylex! Very helpful. And no, I did not use soap when I washed everything. Should I remove all of the water and rinse everything to clean it before trying to cycle then get a new fish since a fish died in there?
If you want to. I mean, if the fish died of a virus then that will certainly help. Can you test your water?
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Old 11-24-2012, 02:15 PM   #22 
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I have heard vinigar is a great tank cleaner.
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Old 11-24-2012, 03:46 PM   #23 
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I can take a sample to petco and they will test it for free. Do you think the tetra safestart is even worth it or should I cycle a different way? The reviews all said it worked, but now I'm skeptical. Either way, I will always do weekly water changes now.
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Many of the bacteria in there are already dead. Powdered might work.
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That brand's bacteria supplement actually has the right bacteria. It will help with the cycle, but won't do it all for you.
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But many die from starvation. Liquid unless refergated is bad.
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Old 11-24-2012, 05:15 PM   #27 
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Yes, but they live if used quickly. A scientist made a discovery about the bacteria and then Tetra bought it for millions of dollars. Lucky scientist.
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I think they die by then.
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Old 11-24-2012, 05:40 PM   #29 
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Thank you all for the advice! I will work on cycling my tank properly and preparing for a new betta.
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It would not surprise tme if they sold bottles of ammonia.
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