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post #1 of 10 Old 01-01-2010, 03:50 PM Thread Starter
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Exclamation tank emergency!!!!!!!

.....my current tank sprung a leak so the 3 remaining zebras are currently in my 5 gal QT. i ran out and purchased a new 55 gal and i am in the process of transfering the water over from the previous 55.......i lost all but about 10 gallons of water from the old tank!!! do you think i will be ok adding almost 90% new water?!?!?!

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post #2 of 10 Old 01-01-2010, 04:10 PM
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Yes. But you have to dechlorinate the water and re-acclimate your fish as if they were new fish from the petshop.

Don't forget to dechlorinate the water first before running the filter. Otherwise, the chlorine will kill the bacteria in your filter and you will need to cycle the tank again.

Your fish love watching you as much as you love watching them. So please practice responsible fishkeeping.
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post #3 of 10 Old 01-01-2010, 07:09 PM Thread Starter
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yeah, def will use dechlorinator!! i use PRIME, thank you!!!

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post #4 of 10 Old 01-04-2010, 09:53 AM
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Dang I hadn't even seen this post till now....What a happy new year that must have been for you OMG...

What happened there, do you know? Earthquake? Was the tank superst old or built yourself?

How are all your fish now?

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post #5 of 10 Old 01-04-2010, 08:12 PM Thread Starter
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the tank i bought used from my neighbor and she had resealed it herself....all fish are doing fine now!!

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post #6 of 10 Old 01-04-2010, 08:20 PM
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That's scary. Sounds like you have it under control now tho. Geesh!

Hope all your fishies are doing fine.

Animal testing is a terrible idea; they get all nervous and give the wrong answers.
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post #7 of 10 Old 01-04-2010, 10:34 PM
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Dang...you got lucky...imagine being gone for a day coming home to a busted tank...that's gotta the THE worst nightmare

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post #8 of 10 Old 01-05-2010, 03:12 AM
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get a bucket and scoop all the tank water in you can then fix things from there next time. this way you can have your fish safe and then acclimate them proprerly into new water without running a risk of shock
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post #9 of 10 Old 01-06-2010, 09:27 PM Thread Starter
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I was only able to save about 5 gallons of old water....i drip acclimated them when returning them to the enw 55 gallon. Everyone is doing great now!! They seem very happy!!!

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post #10 of 10 Old 01-07-2010, 02:23 AM
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glad to see things worked out for you,
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