What killed my fish?? - Page 3 - Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #21 of 36 Old 08-01-2010, 11:27 PM
Member
 
La Reina's Avatar
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by amazon21 View Post
but would it work??
There is not a high enough concentration of chlorine in most tap water to kill broad spectrum bacteria. Do as jeaninel says. But, your cycling would have to begin right from scratch.
La Reina is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #22 of 36 Old 08-21-2010, 03:07 PM Thread Starter
New Member
 
amazon21's Avatar
 
so I looked at regular old bleach with no fragrances or anything. Just the regular stuff they sell at K-Mart. The ingredients say 5.4% chlorine, and 94.6% "other ingredients." Should I just go ahead and use the bleach?
amazon21 is offline  
post #23 of 36 Old 08-22-2010, 01:38 AM
New Member
 
bleach it dude
just remember that however long you soak with the bleach solution you have to soak equally long with clean water to remove all bleach bits

and heat doesn't kill bacteria...well it does...but not heat in the ranges that will come out of a faucet...anything hot enough to kill the bacteria would probably also damage the tank imo
PrettyKitty187 is offline  
post #24 of 36 Old 08-22-2010, 01:42 PM Thread Starter
New Member
 
amazon21's Avatar
 
okay. How much bleach should I mix in for a 29 gallon tank?
amazon21 is offline  
post #25 of 36 Old 08-22-2010, 02:40 PM
New Member
 
normal ratio is 1 part bleach to 9 parts water per gallon
PrettyKitty187 is offline  
post #26 of 36 Old 08-22-2010, 04:53 PM Thread Starter
New Member
 
amazon21's Avatar
 
3 gallons of bleach??
amazon21 is offline  
post #27 of 36 Old 08-23-2010, 12:54 PM Thread Starter
New Member
 
amazon21's Avatar
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by amazon21 View Post
3 gallons of bleach??
So 3 gallons of the regular Clorox bleach that you can get in KMart, mixed with water, in my Aquarium for a couple of days should do the job, right.
amazon21 is offline  
post #28 of 36 Old 08-23-2010, 05:04 PM
New Member
 
A few days might be overkill...soak for about four to six hours...that's how long it takes to kill staphlococci, streptococci, all other run of the mill cocci, bacilli, spirilla, etc. granted those are human bacterial infections but if four to six hours will take out mycobacterium fortuitum furunculosis then it should be enough to handle fish bacteria...just soak with fresh water as long as you soaked with bleach water afterwards to get all bleach out...so bleach four to six hours, fresh water four to six hours...

Last edited by PrettyKitty187; 08-23-2010 at 05:06 PM.
PrettyKitty187 is offline  
post #29 of 36 Old 08-23-2010, 05:18 PM
New Member
 
oh yeah and don't forget your filter...have your filter attached and running to get the bleach through it because makes no sense to just kill off the aquarium ickies then use the same filter setup and hoses and whatnot and have it pump hidden bacteria right back into the water...
PrettyKitty187 is offline  
post #30 of 36 Old 08-23-2010, 05:25 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by PrettyKitty187 View Post
A few days might be overkill...soak for about four to six hours...that's how long it takes to kill staphlococci, streptococci, all other run of the mill cocci, bacilli, spirilla, etc. granted those are human bacterial infections but if four to six hours will take out mycobacterium fortuitum furunculosis then it should be enough to handle fish bacteria...just soak with fresh water as long as you soaked with bleach water afterwards to get all bleach out...so bleach four to six hours, fresh water four to six hours...
I would be more careful and double the time I soak with fresh water...but that's just me.
CaliforniaFishkeeper is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
I think I killed her babies... Night Foxx Beginner Freshwater Aquarium 5 03-08-2010 11:13 AM
S.O.S who is killed molly & platy! thewhityfang Livebearers 7 10-13-2008 06:28 PM
aiptasia killed shrimp? stephanie120 Coral and Reef Creatures 8 10-01-2008 04:35 AM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome