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Old 11-02-2011, 11:26 PM   #1
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My roommate put laundry detergent in my water change bucket. Is there anyway to get it all out and ensure it won't harm my fish or should I just scrap it and get a replacement?
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My roommate put laundry detergent in my water change bucket. Is there anyway to get it all out and ensure it won't harm my fish or should I just scrap it and get a replacement?
Just to be safe, don't use it. There's really no way to get it all out. Your talking a $10 bucket or hundreds (I assume) on fish.
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Old 11-02-2011, 11:31 PM   #3
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Toss it! Beware!
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Old 11-02-2011, 11:35 PM   #4
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That's what I was figuring. My roommate is such an idiot :/
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My roommate put laundry detergent in my water change bucket. Is there anyway to get it all out and ensure it won't harm my fish or should I just scrap it and get a replacement?
While I'm sure extensive enough rinsing will eventually get rid of any residue, I agree with the previous posts and it's safer to just get a new bucket.
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That's what I was figuring. My roommate is such an idiot :/
Look at it this way, at least she didn't put the detergent in the tank!!
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My friends roommate had a party two months ago. The roommates buddies poured beer into my friends Oscar tank. Killed both of them.


There's definitely worse roommate stories
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WHAT. I hope it was an accident and those drunk idiots werent trying to get the fish drunk.
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Old 11-03-2011, 01:32 PM   #9
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They were seeing if the fish would get drunk. Cool right??!?

Very lame..


We're talking about a 150g tank with two full grown 15" Oscar's too..
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Wow what a heartbreaker
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Hi you could thoroughly rinse the bucket,but as already said a new bucket would be the safest bet.Also MARK your bucket clearly stating its only to be used for your water changes {this is what i done after accidently using my bucket for washing the car}
Also what a sad story about the oscars
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