Betta Fish Care  
Go Back   Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care > Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
Check out the eBook Betta Fish Care Made Easy
betta fish
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 03-15-2011, 10:31 PM   #1 
FallenMessiah
Member
 
FallenMessiah's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: South Australia
Preparing for new betta

Im finally ready to get another Betta after Axl died, hoping for a crowntail this time.

Im concerned how to get the tank cleaned properly and the rocks, filter media plants etc sanitized. boiling water? its been sitting dry for a couple of weeks now.

but the tank it's self, the medication i used for when Axl had a fungus has actually stained the silicon of the tank blue.



Is it still safe for a new fish?
FallenMessiah is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2011, 11:12 PM   #2 
monroe0704
Member
 
monroe0704's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Arkansas and Minnesota
Try cleaning with vinegar. I used vinegar and hot water to clean a tank that housed hermit crabs lol. You won't have to stress about the minuscule amount of vinegar residue harming your betta either :)
monroe0704 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2011, 05:26 AM   #3 
FallenMessiah
Member
 
FallenMessiah's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: South Australia
Hot water and vinegar? I also have another tank mum brought home and I have no idea where it's been and what's been in it. I cleaned it up the other day but I wanna be sure there's nothing residing that would hurt the fish I'm planning to put in it.
FallenMessiah is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2011, 08:38 PM   #4 
Cravenne
Member
 
Cravenne's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Ontario, Canada
Yep, hot water, vinegar and some scrubbing. You can even use bleach if you want, just rinse it really, really well before adding water to the tank. If you can smell bleach, rinse some more.

That blue will probably not come out all the way, but once the water is in and it's decorated you'll never notice.
Cravenne is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2011, 06:31 PM   #5 
Welsh
Member
 
Welsh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: South Wales, UK
What I use for tough messes in my tanks, is vinegar in an egg cup with bicarbonate of soda, dip a toothbrush into the solution and then scrub the area you want gone :D
Welsh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2011, 08:10 PM   #6 
laughing
Member
 
laughing's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: US
Personally, I'd put bleach anywhere near the things in my tank. Even the smallest amount can kill your fish.

I think some boiling water and vinegar should be good. I don't think the medication should *harm* the new fish, and who really cares if it's blue?? ;)

Good luck!
laughing is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Preparing for a Sorority! Panthera Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories 7 11-19-2010 05:25 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:57 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.