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Old 08-28-2015, 07:13 PM   #1 
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Question Should I medicate an empty tank a fish died in?

My darling boy King Popzy passed the other day and now his tank is empty. I was thinking of moving Prince Plum in but not until I know its safe. Popzy had dropsy and I'm treating the tank with api tc tetracycline right now. should I don other meds on the tank?
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Old 08-28-2015, 11:26 PM   #2 
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I'm sorry your fish passed away, SIP. Honestly you should probably just tear it down and bleach it, medicating an empty tank is pretty much just a waste of medication.
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Old 08-29-2015, 12:03 AM   #3 
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So scrap the tank?
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Old 08-29-2015, 12:49 AM   #4 
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Not necessarily, just take it apart and wipe it down with normal household bleach, soak any gravel, decor or artificial plants thoroughly in a 1:1 solution of bleach to water and do a short dip for any live plants (except moss balls!!) in a 5% solution of bleach, after this, rinse everything very well multiple times with seachem prime and water leave everything out in the sun (except the live plants, put live plants in a qt tank and use a very high dose of prime until you are ready to set your tank back up) after all of this your tank will be 100% fine for another fish.
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Old 08-29-2015, 12:56 AM   #5 
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oh man.
I don't know about the bleach thing though
I'm not calling you a lier but I don't like the idea...
can I boil decor and sand instead?
what about my sponge filter? I'm just scared the bleach will kill Plum
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Old 08-29-2015, 01:41 AM   #6 
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You can use bleach and then leave the items out for 48-71 hours, for the chlorine to dissipate. It is a safe thing to do, just don't bleach, rinse, then add another fish immediately. Bleach, rinse REALLY well, then sit out dry for a few days.
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Old 08-29-2015, 01:59 AM   #7 
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okay cool
thank you guys!
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Old 08-29-2015, 01:18 PM   #8 
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My aunt tried a bleach thingy and then she put about ten fish inside and they all died in minutes
I am not sure about the bleach thing
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Old 08-29-2015, 01:20 PM   #9 
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I have used bleach many times and none of my fish have died. Just make sure to rinse it really well!
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Old 08-29-2015, 01:23 PM   #10 
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