01-01-2010, 01:15 PM
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Originally Posted by Angel079
Well were would the Cory go if you break down the tank?
If you do: do NOT use bleach in it!!!!!! Use vinegar and boiling hot water if you need to really clean it but not chems. Then rinse out real good few times, let it air out few days and start over with what you wanna do.
But IMO if the cory's aren't affected by nothing, chances are you simply had a sick Betta there and it didn't harm your tank as a whole.
The corys will go in the hospital tank for a day until I get the 5 gal. back up and running. The fact that they're just as feisty as ever gives me hope that I don't have an infected tank. Since this is the first time I had to deal with an unknown fish death, I wasn't sure whether to sterelize with bleach (very diluted) and then to rinse like 50 times with dechlorinator.
I can take some of the bio-medium out of my healthy 45 gal. to get the 5 gal. quick started for cycling. Or would you just use the same filter medium in the 5 gal (perfectly cycled and has been since July)
As for vinegar, that's what I typically use to clean filter tubes, silk plants, outside glass etc... Guess I'll just go with that and hope for the best.
Thanks for the input.