PDA

View Full Version : When a virus invades a QT system...


MAKeefe
09/11/2017, 04:00 PM
When a virus invades a QT, it seems it doesn't go away when the next rounds of fish enter. It's back. I guess to rid the tank of said virus one needs to sterilize the tank between quarantines? Ideas?


RedSea Peninsula 650

Sk8r
09/11/2017, 04:05 PM
Dilute Clorox, followed by a generous dose of Prime, a chlorine neutralizer. If you can still smell it, it's not neutralized.

Tripod1404
09/11/2017, 05:18 PM
Viruses arent alive so its not surprising they wont "die" between qt rounds. Like Sk8r said, use bleach to clean it. After that I would leave it under sunlight for couple of days. Virus DNA (or RNA if retro virus) is not particularly well protected against UV damage from the sun.

JustinM
09/11/2017, 06:36 PM
It's just really not a bad idea to sterilize between all batches of fish.