Ratchet is getting fed up with being in the .5 gallon hospital tank, so I need to find a good way to rinse out the home that made him ill in the first place.
The first run through with rinsing didn't get the job done, unfortunately, and caused chemical burns to his fins and gave him some chemical poisoning. It's been over a week since he improved enough to be called healthy and he hasn't shown any more signs of illness.
I rinsed everything in the time frame of his ill period once again with hot water, but I'm nervous to say that it's enough. I'm sure that it's either the plastic/silk plants or the heater causing the issue with chemical leaching, which may be over by now since everything has been submersed since I got the new tank and such.
How many more rinses should I do, and should I use anything other than hot water for these rinses?
I'm hesitant to follow any sun exposure simply because I have a puppy that finds anything in the backyard fair game for destroying (Lost a nice vase, a hospital tank, a water tube, and a sit-up bench already) and I don't trust my neighbors not to take a fish tank with all the works if I left it in my front yard. If needs be I can try and work something out, but I'd rather not risk losing everything.