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Re: fish TB (was Re: KillieTalk Digest V3 #1735 )
I have used a diluted bleach solution for years in cleaning up tanks to be
reused. I have never had a problem as long as you rinse them out well before
setup. I have never witnessed any foaming of any kind. Must have been something
in your tank.
Drummond Howard wrote:
> I haven't used bleach on a fish tank in a while, but my Hedgehog got a case
> of mites and I used straight bleach on her tank. I noticed a lot of foaming
> around the sides. Does bleach react with the silicone or was that something
> else reacting to the bleach?
> Drummond Howard
> Gaithersburg, Maryland
> >From: "Catherine Carney" <schmidtcarney at ecr_net>
> >Reply-To: killietalk at aka_org
> >To: <killietalk at aka_org>
> >Subject: Re: fish TB (was Re: KillieTalk Digest V3 #1735 )
> >Date: Wed, 21 Nov 2001 08:44:27 -0500
> >Trust me if you use bleach on a tank that
> > > > was infected by a mycobacterium , the next batch of fish will die a
> > > > fate, as for some reason, bleach doesn't do the trick for disinfecting
> > > > tank after being hit by this particular organism.
> > >
> > > That directly contradicts my experiences.
> > >
> > > Trust *me* that I did use bleach and I did get rid of it.
> >One reason for the apparent discrepancies in experience may have to do
> >the amount of organic matter present in the tank during bleaching. The more
> >there is the more quickly the bleach loses effectiveness (oxidizes??).
> >Wright and other chemists can probably tell you more about the reactions
> >here. So, if a tank has a heavy organic load, it would make sense that
> >bleach might be less effective, since the reaction might stop before all
> >nasties have been killed.
> >Just my 2 cents.
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