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molliefan09 01-01-2010 02:50 PM

tank emergency!!!!!!!
:-( 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?!?!?!

adiumroot 01-01-2010 03:10 PM

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.

molliefan09 01-01-2010 06:09 PM

yeah, def will use dechlorinator!! i use PRIME, thank you!!!

Angel079 01-04-2010 08:53 AM

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?

molliefan09 01-04-2010 07:12 PM

the tank i bought used from my neighbor and she had resealed it herself....all fish are doing fine now!!

Romad 01-04-2010 07:20 PM

That's scary. Sounds like you have it under control now tho. Geesh!

Hope all your fishies are doing fine.

Angel079 01-04-2010 09:34 PM got lucky...imagine being gone for a day coming home to a busted tank...that's gotta the THE worst nightmare

MoneyMitch 01-05-2010 02:12 AM

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

molliefan09 01-06-2010 08:27 PM

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!!!

MoneyMitch 01-07-2010 01:23 AM

glad to see things worked out for you,

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