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Old 08-24-2009, 04:26 PM   #1
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Spraying apartment complex

HEy guys i need some help, the apartment complex i live in sprays and bomb each apartment once a year. I told them i didn't have any problems and i have talked to neighbors and they said the same. I have tried to get out of this every-way i can imagine. I need to know how to protect my tank from this when they do this.

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Honestly, the only way you really are going to be able to protect your fish to the full extent is to remove them from the apartment. There is no real way you are going to be able to seal up every hole and really be completely safe. Unless you are willing to take the chance and lose your fish then you really need to just take the fish out of the apartment.
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Old 08-24-2009, 04:51 PM   #3
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drape it in plastic, duct tape around the bottom. Check and see if your renters insurance covers losses.
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drape it in plastic, duct tape around the bottom. Check and see if your renters insurance covers losses.
this is what i would do if i couldnt move the tank. might even go so far is do two layers.
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drape it in plastic, duct tape around the bottom.
I agree.
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Old 08-24-2009, 06:14 PM   #6
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If Frogspawn is using a sump, should he or she also cover it and tape it up?
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I'd cover the whole thing , right down the the base trim (or floor if it's hardwood). I'd be worried not just about the stuff getting in the tank but on any of the equipment that I might touch later and spread
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Good point. I've painted around several tanks and always covered them this way, but fortunately have no experience with pest control and covering tanks.
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Also if you are using air pumps for anything, turn them off temporarily so they dont suck in the harmful stuff.
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Old 08-24-2009, 08:40 PM   #10
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first i would wrap the top or your tank with plastic food wrap just like u were sealing cookies in a container then drape plastic with duct tape, be carefull because y this is in progress there will be no chemical exchange from the water to air also the tank may heat up from not getting the same airflow it normally does. it has not happened to me but im in an apartment as well so i know its coming hope things go well for you
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