Dragones - Thanks so much for your reply and words of encouragement. I have worked so many theories through my head. My mom was just out for a visit (when I left for college I left my tank with her and she kept it going for over 10 years) and her thoughts were some sort of contamination - not...
I can't believe it's been over a month but my tank has just been sitting running empty. I'm finally getting around to breaking it down this week. Wondering if there is any more words of wisdom as far as disinfecting and thoughts on keeping plants.
Great. Thank you! One more question - I had dosed with Kanaplex and never replaced the carbon. Is there any reason to filter that out before putting them in their new temp home? I assume not since it will be fresh water but wasn't sure.
Also I'm thinking maybe I should toss the moss balls? They...
I don't want to get into the details here - it's been a long and lengthy thread elsewhere.
Basically I am dismantling the tank of death for awhile.
I have some nice plants, driftwood and moss balls.
If the tank is infected with disease or parasites is there any way to truly rid these things...
What about plants and driftwood? I assume boiling the driftwood should kill anything off, but the plants and mossballs?
Do I scrub the heater and filter parts with that solution too?
The tank is still up and running till at least Sunday when I make a decision.
Hoping the Fishlore Rockstars can help me out.
(edit - holy moly this is a long post but couldn't figure out how to say it all faster)
I wasn't sure whether to put this in the water subtopic, or the fish disease subtopic as I don't know what the what is going on with this tank.
I will try to...
Thank you everyone for the kind words.
Aside from feeling sad, I am incredibly frustrated by this situation.
Not being able to determine what the cause for my unfortunate luck with this tank keeps me up at night.
After the deaths of all my shrimp and endlers we thought perhaps bad tap water...
So my husband dosed meds Thursday night and again last night. Both shrimp have died (presumable from the meds) and this is the betta today
I'm heartbroken and frustrated that I can't do anything for them all.
Yes! Ordered Kanaplex, it will arrive some time tomorrow.
I will remove all the carbon in the morning before I go.
I found some instructions online that say 1 scoop per 5 gal. Should the dosage be 2 scoops or less considering there is probably only 8.5 gallons of water?
Fingers crossed my...
Ok. I looked on Amazon and I can pay for one day shipping and get it here tomorrow. My husband won't be home till late tomorrow night to dose. That's the best I can do.
Go get something sold at Petco or PetSmart tonight.
I have one hour till they close.
I'm so torn (and have been googling...