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Old 06-19-2010, 04:18 PM   #1 
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Unhappy Poisoned Tank

So, I recently divided my 20g long tank and used a waterproof silicone I bought from the store. I thought the kind I was using was ok for the tank since it didn't say anything about not being safe for aquariums like some of the others did. Well I came home from class and found Mercury and Atlas dead. :(
I went online and researched further and found that the kind I used has a chemical in it that leaks and poisons the tank. So since it's everywhere in the tank, what's the best way to clean the tank, decorations, sponge filter and gravel? I don't want to have more fish die because of a stupid mistake I made.
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Old 06-19-2010, 04:39 PM   #2 
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Best way is to make sure you take all the silicone out, then wash stuff with diluted bleach water. Then rinse forever and a day. You'll have to restart your cycle though...
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I'm fine with restarting the cycle, I just want the tank and everything else safe for the fish.
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