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Old 02-16-2012, 02:55 PM   #11 
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Originally Posted by Falco21 View Post
I don't know what to do. I feel like I should throw everything out, but everywhere I am reading says it is perfectly safe. That bleach can be neutralized by using boiling water and then letting everything sit in the sun for a few days. The sun destroys the chlorine in the bleach and all that is left is salt.

This isn't a must do situation. My Betta is in a 2 gallon right now. This was just given to me for free, so I wanted to try and use it.
Oh, I completely forgot about sunlight and didn't notice you live in Miami. If you have a backyard, leave everything in the sun. If you don't have a backyard, then you can follow the instructions I posted a few minutes ago. Either one will work.

I live in an apartment in the state of NY and it's winter. Not only do I not have a private backyard but I won't have good sunlight for a few more months. I keep forgetting everything I suggest is based off of living in an urban part of American.
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Old 02-16-2012, 04:42 PM   #12 
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Yes she did used diluted bleach. Way more water then bleach. She claims that she has used this method a zillion times before with her tanks, and it has never killed a fish. I think I am just going to try washing them thoroughly plenty of times. If it doesn't work, it doesn't work. No harm done. I will just stick with my original tank.

Yeah, here in Miami the sun is out 24/7 LOL Leaving them in the sun for days isn't an issue at all. Especially considering I live on 3 acres. =)
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Old 02-16-2012, 04:52 PM   #13 
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I'd toss the decorations. As long as you let the sun take care of the chlorine, all you have do is rinse the tank to get rid of the salt.
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