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01-11-2013 02:40 PM
dhgyello04 Mabj,
Thanks… It is truly heartbreaking to have gone through all that time and work to care for them just to have it almost completely wiped out in a matter of hours and there is nothing you can do to stop the deaths. Out of the few survivors there is a berried female that only had two eggs on her. I don’t know if they where hatching at the time the apocalypse happen, but she is fanning the hell out to them. I am going to try and save the remaining few blue bees and yellows, but I can’t be 100% sure they are going to make it.
01-11-2013 06:52 AM
MABJ Wow man. I am truly sorry to hear about that. I am forcing my gf to read this thread, as she doesn't understand the ramifications behind spraying things near tanks. She has been an angel about heeding my word, but she mocks me for it lol.

Anyways. Maybe these remaining shrimp are like bacteria after not completing a complete antibiotics dose.

They come back even stronger.

Best wishes..
01-11-2013 05:25 AM
Minor Threat sorry for your loss. at least now you can have a fresh start. cardinals are pretty easy IMO. ecocomplete plus tap water and they thrive.
01-11-2013 04:43 AM
dhgyello04 I came home to pull all the dead out and saw about 10 blue bees and 3 yellow Neos. I added a bit of prime due to some of dead being sorry...juicy. I am doing a wc and will watch the remaining few shrimp.
01-11-2013 03:22 AM
rodcuda Sorry to hear it. I would think soaking the wood in a bucket would remove anything in it. There can't be that much in the wood.
01-11-2013 02:51 AM
Mrturritos Drift wood can some times soak up all sorts of things, to be safe I would get some new wood. As far as plants go, I know that a soak for a day or two (in plain water) and then letting them in the tank with carbon for a two weeks you will be fine. If you for some reason super worried bad things still remain a few ghost shrimp for a few days will be a good indicator.

You never know sometimes great things come from ashes! Keep moving forward!
01-11-2013 01:49 AM
Tanman19az Sorry for your loss...how many shrimp were in that 8 gallon tank of yours?
01-10-2013 10:30 PM
dhgyello04 Ok…

Since I have to break the tank down and start over, what do I do with the plants and driftwood that is in the tank?
If I have to run carbon for a little while can I just leave them in the tank? Or do I need to scrap the whole thing
01-10-2013 09:41 PM
deleted_user_17 :/ sorry this happened to you.
01-10-2013 08:29 PM
dougolasjr
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Originally Posted by infamouz23 View Post
One time my neighbor had an exterminator spray around their house and naturally, my HVAC in the garage sucked up some of the insecticide and I lost some Supreme Red Shrimp.
This makes me what to block or change the angle the vent blows in my fish room. Never thought about it.
01-10-2013 08:24 PM
infamouz23 One time my neighbor had an exterminator spray around their house and naturally, my HVAC in the garage sucked up some of the insecticide and I lost some Supreme Red Shrimp.
01-10-2013 08:14 PM
MSG I have all natural cleaners, but they definitely don't perform like the pledge.

Nothing creates the bowling alley type feel like a pledge/surface wax cleanser does when you wipe down a coffee table with a smooth hard surface.

Pledge is like a household version of Armor All®, but with perfumes & other polishing agents.

Great product to use on a tabletop before you invite friends over for a poker match.

Most of those accidents could POSSIBLY be minimized if people who clean... spray directly into the cloth they use to wipe the surface down instead of saturating the item they're trying to DUST.

Make sure you never hire a maid service. Everyone cleans differently, but most people take the fastest route when it comes to dusting.

Ultimately the safest route is to eliminate the use of those products anywhere near your tanks.
  • Now that I think about it......Does anyone use incense/scented candles in the same room where you house your invert tanks??
  • Secuono what kind of cleaners do you use? What kind of inverts do you keep?
01-10-2013 08:07 PM
dhgyello04
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Originally Posted by wicca27 View Post
another thing is if you have and air pump going for the tank it can push the spray into the water pretty fast
Yes I know that would also do that... I don't have an air pump in this tank. only the spray bar.

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Originally Posted by secuono View Post
I always spray all sorts of chemicals near my open top tanks, nothing ever dies from it...
maybe you have been lucky who knows...

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Originally Posted by acitydweller View Post
this is absolutely horrible. so sorry for your loss.
Thanks


Also On my comment of trying the Cardinals........ Forget it... Man those things are Pre-Madonas... lol
01-10-2013 07:54 PM
wicca27 another thing is if you have and air pump going for the tank it can push the spray into the water pretty fast
01-10-2013 07:50 PM
secuono I always spray all sorts of chemicals near my open top tanks, nothing ever dies from it...
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