Emergency Beta help, overfeed + anaerobic due to power outage(hurricane Irma)
Ok, so this is like the perfect storm of disasters here.
I was 10 days without due to hurricane irma, generator blew out, UPS ran out of battery, etc....
I threw a fish feeder that I normally don't use and it was not calibrated correct and it dumped a ton of food into the 10 gallon beta tank so much that every inch of the bottom of the tank is covered with food, the lack of electric cause no air pump or filter.
I came back to a tank that smelled like a toilet and do murky you can't see. One of the worst smelling tanks I have ever seen, made me want to throw up just being near it.
When I tried to take out what looked like a dead beta, I was shocked to see him still moving slightly.
I immediately ran and grabbed a big red cup and filled it with distilled water and put the beta in the cup.
First of all, is 100% distilled water ok for an emergency situation? Should I keep my beta in a cup with distilled water for the time being? What should I be doing with the beta right now?
Second, what do I do with this tank?
Option #1 empty tank out, refill with fresh water, vacuum the bottom, refill with fresh water repeat several times,etc... After clean,
use air pump and clean filter, put under heavy light for plans in order to why to introduce air into the anaerobic environment, get the nitrogen cycle going and see if tank recovers.
( Will introducing air into an anaerobic environment kill the bad bacteria?
Option #2, Remove plants, take tank outside and wash with garden house several times then nuke it with a gallon of bleach then rebuilding tank from scratch?
Is there an option 3?
Please offer whatever advise you can? I would greatly appreciate it.