Hmm. Yeah I’ll prolly just scoop a bucket of water out and dump it in every so often to mix it up. Stupid question but anyone done a large bleach to water solution? Be about 50 gallons of water and 5 gallons of bleach to get that 10%. Wondering if this is a real strong smell? I’d take it outside but it’s still below freezing outside here.. don’t want the wife to kick me out if this wreaks of bleachThe pet stores usually have an air pump above the waterbarrel with an air stone. Always keep the air pump above the water.
Ok, appreciate your patience with me. Just never had this happen before, and can’t deal with another collapse, so want to make sure I get this right this time. Thank you!Freshwater diseases can't live in salt water, so as long as the water is salty enough, nothing will survive. And yes I have used it plenty of times to treat freshwater tanks and nets used in freshwater tanks. We used salt at the shops too. We had buckets of salt water and all the freshwater nets got put in that after use. And nets used in the marine tanks were put into buckets of freshwater to kill anything on them.
Alright, not concerned if the salt soak alone will do the trick. I’ll just rinse and set back up. If whatever I had originally over a year ago couldn’t have survived as everything was dry, then it had to have come in on the fish. Just weird to have the same symptoms. Anyway regardless, I’m going forward with the heavy salt solution and going from thereIf you are concerned and want to increase the chance of killing everything, just let everything dry for a couple of days after it has been in salt water. Aquatic diseases can't live in a dry environment. The only exception to this is TB, but your fish didn't have that.