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Re: how do i restart an aquarium?

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  • nonya
    ... used ... tiger ... the ... water,clean plants,rocks,or whater else is in there,clean pump,change filter,refill tank with treated water,like chlor. out,or
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      --- In freshwateraquariums@yahoogroups.com, "geronimo_isidro"
      <geronimo_isidro@...> wrote:
      >
      > good day!
      >
      > my kids have a 10-gallon tank (maintained over 2-years now). it
      used
      > to have three tiger barbs and two angel fish. a month ago, the
      tiger
      > barbs started dying one at a time. two weeks ago, the angel fish
      > grew something white on their eyes. i realized that they were going
      > blind as the food i had dropped in the aquarium days earlier were
      > all just on the bottom of the aquarium. this past week, the two
      > angelfish died one after the other. the angelfish were both over 18-
      > months old and the tiger barbs were 6 months old.
      >
      > what could have caused them to die? what were the white stuff on
      the
      > eyes of the angel fish that caused them to go blind?
      >
      > and what do i need to do to restart this aquarium? do i need to buy
      > new gravel?, etc?
      >
      > thanks in advance!
      >
      >
      > Ronnie
      >empty water out of tank,take gravel out,clean it very good under hot
      water,clean plants,rocks,or whater else is in there,clean pump,change
      filter,refill tank with treated water,like chlor. out,or aquasafe,use
      alittle aquarium salt,let it get back to a stable temp,if you want to
      ad fish right off,add some cycle to your tank,float your fish for ten
      minutes,then put them in,as for your fish having white things on
      their eyes,fish have a film over their eyes to,it might have been
      that maybe someone put something in the water,how long was it since
      the tank was cleaned,and could have been a diasese brought on by
      overcrowding and stress,barbs are almost as touchy as angels to
      stress,diaseses and water quality
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