Ants colony in filter - Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 3 Old 03-20-2009, 03:45 PM Thread Starter
New Member
 
Ants colony in filter

Hi everyone. I just got a FLuval 304 canister filter from a friend. I opened up the little compartment that houses the impeller, and a colony of ants spilled out. Anyone have any ideas as to how to get rid of these? I know chemicals are probably a no-no. Thanks!
benzodiazepine is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 3 Old 03-20-2009, 04:27 PM
Member
 
onefish2fish's Avatar
 
vinegar then rinse.
onefish2fish is offline  
post #3 of 3 Old 03-20-2009, 06:48 PM
New Member
 
I second the vinegar. You could also try aqueous ammonia. I suggest ammonia cuz it's cheap and it's basic (as opposed to acidic). The base strength of ammonia is about equivalent to the acid strength of acetic acid found in vinegar. I suggest covering your nose and mouth and it would also be a good idea to wear some goggles if you're not going to dilute the solution that usually comes in grocery store bottles of clear aqueous ammonia.
plessans is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Emdlers livebearer colony? philipboucharddavies Freshwater and Tropical Fish 11 03-22-2010 06:05 PM
Roach colony video (night vision) Jpet Other Pets 5 07-11-2008 04:55 PM
Self sustained blackworm colony okiemavis Beginner Freshwater Aquarium 5 01-23-2008 10:33 PM
Oscars like ants! dprUsh83 Cichlids 5 09-28-2006 09:40 AM

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
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome