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Old 07-01-2013, 12:30 PM   #1
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Fumigating

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My basement is infested with spiders, and we are having orkin come. Does anyone know what I should do to protect my fish and turtle from fumes? Moving them is not possible.
Please respond ASAP as they are coming Ina few hours.
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Old 07-01-2013, 12:36 PM   #2
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Hope it's not too late, but cover up the tank as well as you can with blankets and turn off any air pumps.
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And put carbon in the filters because it may help in absorbing the toxic chemicals.
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How long will the fumigation last? If it's for an hour or so tape down trash bags over the tanks and turn off all filters and most importantly bubblers.
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Ive bombed before. My fish were all fine just covered them up with nlankets and turned air pumps off.. varbon would be nice too for added insurance.
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Thanks. I have an 80 gallon in a room next to the one getting sprayed. It has a fluval 405. Every time I turn it off I manage to flood the basement when I turn it back on. Do I need to turn off the filter? I will if necessary.
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