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Old 08-21-2010, 06:32 AM   #11 
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I awoke today to find my last fish dead with the same spots on his body as the rest. So what now? Are my tanks unusable? I put in a complaint with the BBB. I asked for 100.00 to get new tanks since I think mine cant be used anymore
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Old 08-21-2010, 09:09 AM   #12 
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I used API's Algaefix before in my community tank before and never had a problem.
I don't need to use anything of that sort anymore though.

I would try boiling your gravel and decor if you have an old large pot. Or just boil some water and poor it in a bucket with everything and let it sit for a while. Then rinse everything very well. I use an old window screen over top of the utility sink in our basement. That way you can spread it all out and rinse all of it easier. I then use paper towels with the boiling hot water on the tank and some elbow grease. I don't poor boiling water in the tank directly in fear of it shattering.
Clean your filter out too!
Make sure you re-cycle your tank before adding a new fish. :)

If you can get money from them for a whole new tank that would be a lot easier and then you could just toss that one out.

I hope that boiling everything works. :)
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Old 08-21-2010, 10:48 AM   #13 
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Ill try what you said. At this point I worry about putting anything into the tank, I washed it and scrubbed for hours 3 times. Each time when I woke the next morning my fish were dead. I just dont want to see any of them die anymore. When I woke up this morning I could tell my last one was going to die. He was having trouble breathing and couldnt swim very well. It was heartbreaking to see and ive seen that 3 times the last 5 days.
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Old 08-21-2010, 07:17 PM   #14 
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Oh, gosh that's horrible :( I'm sorry that happened.

Bleach is the way to go if you want to totally clean your tank. Make a mild (1-3 parts bleach and the rest water) solution, and carefully scrub down or soak everything. After you do, rinse well (several times) in hot water.
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Old 08-22-2010, 01:01 PM   #15 
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Im so sorry about what happened! By the way you mentioned that before he had spots?
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Old 08-23-2010, 05:12 PM   #16 
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I use bleach too. I make a solution of 1 part bleach to 9 parts water. Let it soak for 10-15 minutes, then rinse REALLY well. I usually rinse 10ish times, let it air dry, then do it again to be sure. Bleach will kill anything in it and break down anything bad. The bleach breaks down into harmless gases when evaporated. Hot water works too, but I feel better using bleach.
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Old 08-23-2010, 05:27 PM   #17 
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Be really careful boiling or baking rocks (not recommended)-some can explode and really not needed

Be careful mixing chemicals too-the chemical reaction can be dangerous as well

I would wash everything with vinegar/water, rinse well and let it set dry for a day or so and then rinse again with fresh water and re-fill and re-start
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Old 08-23-2010, 08:49 PM   #18 
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Yeah what OLF said, I wouldn't go to extremes such as bleech or nuclear fusion, the product was made to be safe with animals so its very unlikely that it is OH SO toxic you have to do some crazy drastic cleaning comparable to cleaning a crimescene on CSI: Miami..
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Old 08-23-2010, 08:50 PM   #19 
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You also could have had a parasite in the tank, and algaefix might have ignited their population, since you said they all had "spots" on them...
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Old 08-23-2010, 09:09 PM   #20 
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well that sucks. i'd just suggest that you clean out the tank thoroughly and maybe test a few hardy fish out first before stocking it with more fragile ones.
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