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#81 littlen

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Posted 26 April 2015 - 04:40 PM

Man, that stinks!  Sorry to hear that.  Did you not have access to a big bottle of dechlor? Chlorine is neutralized very rapidly.  Always handy to have a bottle or two of the stuff around.  

 

I once didn't add enough dechlor to a tank when doing a large water change.  The chlorine levels were low enough that any effects weren't immediately seen, but my wife stumbled across the tank a couple hours later after nearly half the fish were dead.  After I rammed my head into the brick wall, I threw in a bunch of amquel and saved the rest.

Sounds like your chubs were building a nest out of the only materials they had available.  Pretty cool.  Time to start again.


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#82 Betta132

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Posted 26 April 2015 - 05:43 PM

You know, I bet an artist could get a lot of supplies from a muskrat midden, with all those shells. Might not want to get right down there, but a pool net could probably scoop a bunch of shells up. I doubt the rat needs them.



#83 Moontanman

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Posted 27 April 2015 - 04:27 PM

Man, that stinks!  Sorry to hear that.  Did you not have access to a big bottle of dechlor? Chlorine is neutralized very rapidly.  Always handy to have a bottle or two of the stuff around.  

 

I once didn't add enough dechlor to a tank when doing a large water change.  The chlorine levels were low enough that any effects weren't immediately seen, but my wife stumbled across the tank a couple hours later after nearly half the fish were dead.  After I rammed my head into the brick wall, I threw in a bunch of amquel and saved the rest.

Sounds like your chubs were building a nest out of the only materials they had available.  Pretty cool.  Time to start again.

 

 

You would think after 50 years of fish keeping such disasters would be in the distant past, not true! 

 

I was not really surprised to find so many live clams still in the sand, I have always had good luck with those clams, could be because most of my tanks have a good layer of mulm on the bottom... 


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#84 Moontanman

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Posted 05 May 2015 - 09:54 PM

I started cleaning out the sand today, I found that not only do i have a thriving population of asian clams but they somehow survived the clorox treatment, I guess they dug in deep. I still think some of the fish were killing the clams but i can't show any evidence of it. The clams that are left are nice and strong, seem to be healthy, quick to dig back into the sand when dug up. I am thinking of simply doing a partial water change and setting the talk back up mulm and all...   Those are the from the same batch i added some 6 months ago BTW... 


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