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Old 06-26-2013, 06:23 PM   #1 
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Question Bleached Tank?

I currently have a 2.5 gallon tank that I recently had a betta with fin rot in (but he has now been cured and is in a new home). I would like to keep another betta in the tank in the future, but how should I go about making it safe and uninfected for the new fish? I've heard about the boil and bleach stuff but I have no clue how to preform these...Help would be much appreciated!
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Old 06-26-2013, 06:30 PM   #2 
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Was the fin rot based on a bacterial infection? Bleach is more for the major illnesses. I think vinegar and hot water will suffice to cleanse your tank. Just leave it to dry after you're done and then it's good to go. (:
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Old 06-26-2013, 06:34 PM   #3 
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It was a bacterial infection, does that make a difference?
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Old 06-26-2013, 07:00 PM   #4 
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Hm... I don't think bacteria on the fins is that bad, since he's alive it wasn't that strong. Phew.. So I guess vinegar & water scrubs will do just fine.
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Okay thanks so much! If the bacterial infection killed the betta would I need to bleach the tank? Im just curious ^.^
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Old 06-26-2013, 07:05 PM   #6 
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No problem! And I guess so, I mean if it took all his fins and then reached up to his body that's a pretty strong bacteria... o.o
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Old 06-26-2013, 07:10 PM   #7 
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:( Well I'm glad he didn't die! Thanks again!
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Old 06-27-2013, 04:04 AM   #8 
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I wouldnt use bleach unless you had a nasty disease in your tank. Boiling hot water should be OK to clean it with or vinager if you have any
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Old 06-27-2013, 02:36 PM   #9 
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Alright, I'll just use boiling water and vinegar today. Thanks!
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