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Old 01-10-2013, 06:24 PM   #16
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I have fans mounted on all my tanks. Only way to keep the tigers alive in the summer
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Old 01-10-2013, 06:46 PM   #17
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Sorry for your losses. You have to run carbon for some days now to clean water from chemicals.
With fan you will introduce poison even faster and form further distance. Sprays should be forbidden in shrimp households.
I like to have tank cover + fans= less vaporizing + lower temp.
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Old 01-10-2013, 07:21 PM   #18
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There's ways to test for cleaning chemical contamination, but these test would have to be conducted with a well equipped laboratory & it's not exactly cheap unless you know someone who has access to one either through their school/work.

If pledge was used, that stuff leaves a waxy film on everything. Makes playing cards glide on surfaces like a puck on a air hockey table. I have a coffee table right next my tank, but it's fully covered except for the cutouts in the rear.

Swifter dust pads don't leave a slick waxy residue like a pledge spray would.

Breaking down the tank & running carbon is your only option at this point.

Good luck with your next setup.
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Old 01-10-2013, 07:41 PM   #19
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OMG!!!!! I am soooooo damn pised. I have worked so hard in keeping them alive and giving them the habitate they need. It is just heart breaking to know what happen and to have someone you live with say the opposit...

I am going to look into cardinals this time....
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Old 01-10-2013, 07:43 PM   #20
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this is absolutely horrible. so sorry for your loss.
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Old 01-10-2013, 07:50 PM   #21
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I always spray all sorts of chemicals near my open top tanks, nothing ever dies from it...
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Old 01-10-2013, 07:54 PM   #22
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another thing is if you have and air pump going for the tank it can push the spray into the water pretty fast
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Old 01-10-2013, 08:07 PM   #23
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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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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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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
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Old 01-10-2013, 08:14 PM   #24
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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?
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Old 01-10-2013, 08:24 PM   #25
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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.
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Old 01-10-2013, 08:29 PM   #26
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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.
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Old 01-10-2013, 09:41 PM   #27
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:/ sorry this happened to you.
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Old 01-10-2013, 10:30 PM   #28
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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
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Old 01-11-2013, 01:49 AM   #29
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Sorry for your loss...how many shrimp were in that 8 gallon tank of yours?
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Old 01-11-2013, 02:51 AM   #30
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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!
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