- HELP son added laundry Detergent to TANK!!!!
by arb-at-rtsi.com (Allan R. Batteiger) (Fri, 04 Aug 95)
by arb-at-rtsi.com (Allan R. Batteiger)
Date: Fri, 04 Aug 95
My 3 year old son decided the fish needed a "bath" and added about 1/2 cup
of laundry detergent to the 29 gallon freshwater tank. I believe the fish
were exposed to this condition for at least 1 hour. I lost over 1/2 the fish
in the tank. I moved the fish into a 10 gallon tank that had been sitting in
the garage for the last year. This thak was quickly filled with tap water and
I added 2 tablespoon of AMQuel to the water then started netting fish.
My question is how to recover the 29 gallon tank. I emptied the tank, threw
out the filters and replaced them with new ones, rinsed the gravel and tank
out (totally broke everything down ). I have refilled the tank with tap water
, but the PH is still over 9.0. I have added water buffering chemicals to try
to lower the PH but not much luck yet. Anyone have any ideas or experience
with this kind of situation? The local shop suggest I may have to throw out
all of the gravel and clorox the tank to cut any soap left in the tank.
Thanks for any help
Allan R. Batteiger - President
Real-Time Services Inc.
E-mail: arb-at-rtsi.com PH. (214) 245-4239