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post #1 of 9 Old 11-16-2007, 01:01 PM Thread Starter
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Hamster-Used Aquarium?

Well, my betta is currently occupying my 10 gallon quarantine tank... and I'd really like to pick up some more fish.

So I have a 5 gallon here, that recently had a hamster move out of it, no leaks, which I could use. Would this be safe? What all should I do before putting fish in it?

Otherwise I move the Betta to a betta condo/breeder box in the 55 (so the neon's dont bite him) or I just put the fish straight in their planned tanks (which I am only concerned about b/c 2 of my fish are too expensive to risk getting sick. My LFS is awesome, they pre-quarantine, and i've never had a problem with their fish)

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post #2 of 9 Old 11-16-2007, 01:14 PM
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just give everything a good clean with water that is as hot as your hands can stand.
the only thing I would be concerned with is the silicon seal, if that has been chewed off I'd run a new line in those places, just to be sure.

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post #3 of 9 Old 11-16-2007, 01:23 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks!

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post #4 of 9 Old 11-16-2007, 05:14 PM
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I only use salt and warm water to clean my tank.:)

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post #5 of 9 Old 11-16-2007, 07:44 PM
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well, personally... i just saw a 10g tank at petco for 12 bucks :O id get another one for the 12 bucks and leave the betta where he is :)

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post #6 of 9 Old 11-17-2007, 12:11 AM
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Someone kept a hampter in a 5 gallon bowl? Seems unusual and cruel
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post #7 of 9 Old 11-17-2007, 09:51 AM Thread Starter
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Its an aquarium, not a bowl. So theres room to run a bit. And the Betta is staying in the 10... I'll use the 5 for quarantine.

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post #8 of 9 Old 11-17-2007, 10:36 AM
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Ha sorry, that sounded pretty rude. Just I thought it was a bowl so I was picturing a fat hamster like smooshed in a jar. That might be a funny thing to see.
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post #9 of 9 Old 11-19-2007, 03:54 PM
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The only thing I would be concerned with is any residual ammonia that may be left from the hampster urine. I would think hot hot hot water and salt for washing, maybe even giving it a soak, would work. I would also use a little melafix while cleaning. Certainly couldn't hurt.

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