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Old 06-01-2013, 11:48 PM   #11
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Can use pp aka potassium permanganate
i second this method... did it before years ago... worked well... managed to restart my tank... also a lot lesser work compared to boiling media...
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Old 06-01-2013, 11:51 PM   #12
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haha, that's why i also avoiding the use of chemical.

I think i'll be adding salt when i add in the water to kill the parasites possible
Chemicals I use those easily wash off types like alcohol which vapourise pretty much within seconds.
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Old 07-01-2013, 12:31 AM   #13
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Read more on PP first. It is better than alcohol. I have just restart my tank after using PP to clean the tank. Now there are 4 big fishes inside and all are healthy.
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Old 07-01-2013, 08:06 AM   #14
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There might be residue left behind
Residue little bit is ok one . Some experience keepers uses pp daily or regularly as needed to increase the orp of the tank water.
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Old 07-01-2013, 10:40 AM   #15
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Residue little bit is ok one . Some experience keepers uses pp daily or regularly as needed to increase the orp of the tank water.
residual chem will be normalized/neuralized by so much 'fresh' Water too

..kiasee.... then do big vol w/c again before adding livestock lo
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Old 07-01-2013, 11:32 AM   #16
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Can use pp aka potassium permanganate
This was recommended to me before as well
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Old 07-01-2013, 01:37 PM   #17
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me used PP too. if you are going to clean an empty tank why not?

just make sure you wash thoroughly. even with very very little residue, it is ok, afterall we use it to treat our fishes.

at least for me. i used it to treat my discus, but at a lower concentration.

for washing tank the concentration is very high.

done it for 2 feet and 3 feet tanks.
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Old 07-01-2013, 01:51 PM   #18
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I also like using PP for disinfecting
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Old 07-01-2013, 02:08 PM   #19
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PP bombing is effective and cheap. I use this method to treat all my new or used tanks...Its safe since u are treating just the tank without the livestocks in it. If u really kiasu then just top up with water and drain off afew times if u are worried abt residue. But if u are using pp with livestocks in it,pls do it wif caution as a wrong dosage and ppm could kill all your livestocks.
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Old 07-01-2013, 08:28 PM   #20
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residual chem will be normalized/neuralized by so much 'fresh' Water too

..kiasee.... then do big vol w/c again before adding livestock lo
Yup yup, pp is cheap n good .
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