09-21-2010, 03:34 PM
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Thanks for the advise. I'll definitely empty it out and scrub it out and let it air dry outside. The thing I'm worried about, though and why I wanted the plants, is the tank not being fully cycled when I add a new or sick fish to it. I was planning on using this tank as a nursery tank, and I have in the past, and the readings I got were ammonia: 0, nitrite: 0, nitrate: 5.0, but when I added the sick Molly the ammonia in the tank spiked and that's most likely why the antibiotics were not working. I really don't have the funds to buy any medications, the prices for them around here are pretty unbelievable, so this would be a quarantine tank for new fish and if they show any sings of sickness I'd most likely have to take them back to the pet store. The antibiotics that I have now were given to me for free along with a lot of other items including the 45 gallon I have now.