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Old 02-05-2011, 05:21 AM   #1 
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Exclamation clean tank after cotton wool outbreak?

My betta, Mica, just died of cotton wool disease. He had only been in his new 10 gal. home for maybe a week, maybe less when this happened. I noticed the fuzzy back one day, the whole back and underside was coated the next day, the third day I was able to get out and buy meds and treated the water but he died during the night. Poor thing! My question is.... what do I do about the tank? Is it safe to put another betta in it? Do I have to do a complete water change or maybe just 50%? Should I keep treating the tank with Jungle's Fungus Eliminator and Aquarium salt? I don't know what to do and I would appreciate any advice you can give me. I have Mica's brother still in a large vase, just waiting his chance to get in the 10 gal.
Thanks for your help.
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Old 02-05-2011, 06:26 AM   #2 
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i'd take everything out and wash it with a very weak solution of bleach, wipe all the ornaments off and recycle the tank. you could also use boiled water on the ornaments but not in the tank. good luck
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or vinegar and water, safe for the fishes xD
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Old 02-05-2011, 10:46 AM   #4 
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I also think Lion Mom posted a thread yesterday about how to sanitize a tank with just water and salt :)
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