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Old 09-08-2010, 03:13 PM   #1 
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Unhappy poizened tank??

ok so i have this 6gall tank that I LOVE SO MUCH it has held almost all of my boys over the past.... but after spyro died... i can't keep anythign in it
i bought a gold fish... 2 weeks.... and most defistating i was at school today and picked out a boy and fell in love with him!!! i brought him home had to leave him in the cup for a few hours ( bad i know) i did a super clean of this tank and i mean boiled everythign in it twice swished around boiling water in it twice... this thing was spotless and supper clean... i filled it with warm/ room temp water... put some water conditioner in it stirred it with the net.... put some stress coat in it cause he had some torn fins (i think thats why i fell in love so fast he looked like he needed me) a let him float there for 15 mins in his cup.... let some out side water in and then 15 more mins just to make sure.... now when this happened i walked over to my computer to tell you guys about my two new boys... one in a newly bought 2.5-3 gall just set up today... same deal as the other one.... but anyways i walked back to see how he was liking his new much bigger home and he passed..... what did i do wrong? i dont understand i have cleaned and cleaned... done everything i could think of short of dish soap( dont worry i never would) and nothing helps this tank should i just get rid of it... i really dont want to i was going to use it eventully for breeding.... but how can i when fish seems to die in it for no cause HELP
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Old 09-08-2010, 03:23 PM   #2 
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Coincidence?
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Old 09-08-2010, 03:26 PM   #3 
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^^ Agreed.
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Old 09-08-2010, 03:26 PM   #4 
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oh if you look at my other threads.... this is the tank my ex had poured windex in... it has been about a month and i have been trying to clean it everyday getting it ready for a betta... is it possible to be tooooo clean?
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or that the windex will never come out?
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Old 09-08-2010, 04:01 PM   #6 
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I'm not sure what you should do, maybe you should bleach it? Did it have a filter? Did you disinfect that?

Oh, I noticed you said you got a goldfish :( In the long run, he would have died anyways because all goldfish get massive, and need at least 20 gallons to get to adult size. In such a tiny tank, he would have stopped growing, but his intestines would have continued growing until they were too big, then he'd die. I don't want to sound morbid, but I thought you might want to know why not to put goldfish (no matter how small) in tanks less than 20 gallons.
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Old 09-08-2010, 05:10 PM   #7 
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You can try bleach like JKfish said, but if you do there's a trick you should know. Bleach can kill your fish if you don't rinse it out well (if you know this already, sorry) but vinegar neutralizes it so you can rinse with vinegar water after bleach.

Also if you have AQ salt you can pour a large amount in the tank, add water and let it sit for an hour or two. Just to sterilize the tank sort of.
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Old 09-08-2010, 05:12 PM   #8 
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Ohh I remember that thread.
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Old 09-22-2010, 06:05 PM   #9 
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I'm not sure what you should do, maybe you should bleach it? Did it have a filter? Did you disinfect that?

Oh, I noticed you said you got a goldfish :( In the long run, he would have died anyways because all goldfish get massive, and need at least 20 gallons to get to adult size. In such a tiny tank, he would have stopped growing, but his intestines would have continued growing until they were too big, then he'd die. I don't want to sound morbid, but I thought you might want to know why not to put goldfish (no matter how small) in tanks less than 20 gallons.
to tell you the truth he was just a tiny little thing my friend needed a place to hold him till he got a bit bigger... he was going to die... my friend has a bunch Piranhas... i hate that he feed them live goldies as a treat he has some other food like meal worms most of the time so its not that bad ... gold fish are a treat... but the goldie had a sealed fate anyways... so your morbid ness is not all that morbid in light of the situation

also i did manage to get a boy living in the tank his name is smith and he seems like a pretty happy guy
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