Hey there, Betta lovers.
I have a minor problem that I need some advice/help on. Long story short... I lost my betta a couple weeks back. He was my first, and I'm blaming his passing completely on my own stupidity and lack of knowledge on how to care for them properly. Tonight, I plan on buying my second betta and doing it right this time. I'm actually planning on keeping a journal/log of all the activity and my experience with my betta #2.
Not exactly a long story short yet, huh? Okay, well, I once had a goldfish. I still have his tank and I thought, "Well, why not spoil this betta by housing him in Montgomery's old tank?" So, I got it out and started to clean it. I grabbed what I thought was a fresh sponge out of the package (with no harm cleaners in it) but it turns out that the FRESH sponge was not the one I grabbed.
I accidentally used a semi-soapy sponge on the tank! I proceeded to rinse it super well with steaming hot water and it's air drying right now. I have a bowl to keep my new betta in for now but I would like to eventually put him in the tank.
Is the tank able to be saved? How do I rid it of the chemicals? I tried reading up online elsewhere but I've read everything from "ditch the tank" and "just rinse it out, you're good". I need to know for sure.