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no jokes i need help with this.

Discussion in 'General chit chat' started by simply james, May 14, 2008.

  1. simply james

    simply james Banned

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    as above while at work today i finds a big fish tank in the corner of a barn it was full of water and stunk to the heavens,it been there over 5 years the forman said i could take it ,its not one of the long ones its one that stands upright its a belter ,any way me and four ladds emptied it the smell emptied the site in seconds,any way got it home what will be the best way to clean this thing out with,has any one any good ideas i need your help on this one fellows please,and after its clean should i just keep hosing it down all the time before i bring it indoors cheeres.
     
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    Unless you have a jet wash machine at home take it to a car jet wash, then just leave it full of water with some disinfectant for a day.
     
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    i would suggest you hose it out then leave it to stand in the sun we do it with fishing nets it kills all bacteria and removes all the smell it's the ultravolet that does it
     
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    yeh andy ive a big karshar jet wash will that do the trick mate.
     
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    Yeh but get your waterproofs on because when you jet inside the tank your going to get very wet. :D
     
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    Clean it the best you can and then fill it with diluted bleach and leave to stand for a while :up:
     
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    fill it with something flamable and set it alight:confused:

    bleach mum swears by it:rolleyes:;)
     
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    James...if you're going to jet wash it, make sure you don't fetch the silicone out of the joints with the powerful jet.

    Jenny's been keeping fish for many years and she says NO BLEACH..even trace amounts left behind will kill the fish. No harsh perfumed detergents, but something mild is OK, as long as you rinse it thoroughly afterwards. If you have a local aquarium shop, ask them, they may have something to speed up the process, other than that clean it several times, rinse it thoroughly and take a water sample (from the tank lol) to the pet shop before you put fish in. She says it might be wise to treat the tank with a dose of methylene blue to ensure no fungal infections are present and leave it a week before putting fish in too.
     
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    thanks chaps and thanks for the info buzz,can you ask your lass where i will be able to get that methaleene from mate,as ive never heard of it before cheeres.
     
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    Most pet shops that deal with fish should have it James, it's used to treat fish that have fungal infections, just ask for "methylene blue". Be very careful with it, only very small doses are needed and it can stain anything it comes in contact with. If you get it on your skin it has to WEAR off.
    If you haven't kept fish before there are many other things you'd be better off knowing before you get fish, water quality being the most important. There are many good books on the subject, but if you want to ask Jenny anything, please feel free, I know she'll be only too willing to help. Her current aquarium is about 6ft long, 2'6" high and 2' wide...just over 100 gallons, with all told around 60 fish in it.
     
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    before you fill the tank with water, you have to put, on some polystyrene, about half inch thick, under the whole area of the tank, because if you have a uneven surface the tank will crack...l am not joking James mate, best of luck with your fish tank, project mate:up:;)
     
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    Do I get a medal for posting bum info :eek: Sorry James seemed like a :cool: idea.

    :D:D:D
     
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    sorry steve we dont give them for that mate.
     
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    thanks for info buzz mate,if i get stuck jenny will be my first port of call mate.
     
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    thats what i dont like about tropicals there are so many things to go wrong.
    checking the PH is anoying its like a chemistry lesson all over again :mad:
     
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    Home brew



    Just a thought, perhaps try wine making steriliser.
    Citric acid+Sodium metabisulphate.
    Ask at shop as its been years since i used that gear.:tea:
     
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    thanks for that bryan mate.
     

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