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Hi there - as per my previous post I have lost all my Bettas - to as one member pointed out - new fish not quarantined - in fact guppies which were running down the cubicle in the back of the tank. A pet shop fish specialist helped me with treatment but it was too late for all but the two mollies who had been seeking refuge from the cannibals downstairs. They did get sick but now seem to be on the road to recovery - fingers crossed!. Lesson learned!!! Now of course I am paranoid that new fish will also get sick so want to sterilise it within an inch of its life!

The tank is large and had 11 total compartments - it is four feet long - made of glass and 150 litres - a bit too big to haul to the bathroom and clean with bleach .... and overspray insitu would destroy some precious unable to move items. What would be the best method for a tank that needs to be cleaned insitu??? Can completely empty via a long hose and the shower ....
Presume salt and hot water would be the way ...
 

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I wonder if double or triple dosing with Lifeguard for a few days would work? It is chlorine based but has a special buffer that makes it fish safe... still kills germs.
 

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Thank you - I am in New Zealand - I guess that if this product is not available here there would be a similar one available if I ask at the pet shop. I have been advised salt and hot water which I will do - but I just do not want to ever go through something like this again so happy to do a couple of different treatments. Thank you again.
 
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