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Old 01-01-2013, 08:29 PM   #16
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That just bites, I couldn't imagine coming home to that kind of loss. I am also with you on the only upside being that you can get new fish and start from scratch. I would definitely want to know what was in the water first. Any chance that they were electrocuted by a surge of some kind? A surge wouldn't cause an outage, but might blow heaters? I don't know how possible/plausible that is, but it might be worth a check.
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Old 01-01-2013, 09:10 PM   #17
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To blow every heater in the house would be a crazy thing. The common issue that all of the tanks wold have in common could be the current but I think you would have noticed if all the heaters were blown. Which leads me back to the other common factor of the tanks which is the air they share in the house. Do you have central air/heating? What type of heating system do you have? Boiler/ and or hot water heater? Something contaminated the tanks and in a short amount of hours caused death to each and every inhabitant it would have to be something very strong.What are you feeding them? Check the food if all shared. Do you do maintenance/water changes on all tanks recently? What were the water conditions added if so. Just a few things to toss around to figure this mass death issue out. The whole thing would haunt me and I would not be happy until I figured it out.
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Old 01-01-2013, 09:35 PM   #18
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Do you flea bomb your place? When my mom flea bombed her place when I lived with her and had a 20 gallon tank plus a betta tank. I covered the tanks but the flea bomb stuff somehow got into the tanks and killed my fish. I was so very sad that I lost my fish that were in the 20 gallon and the betta that was in his on tank.

It could be many things that could have killed your fish.

Sorry to hear that you lost your fish. I hope that you can find out what killed your fish.
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Old 01-01-2013, 11:36 PM   #19
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I think I remember the last time this happened to you - wasn't it pesticides or something?

Sorry about all your tanks though We would be pretty devastated if that happened to ours.
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And i thought you knew the anser to everything

Hope you take as much positives form this as possible will be nice to see what your new scape will look like.

Good luck fella
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Old 01-02-2013, 06:57 AM   #21
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Sorry for the double post. I didn't think it went through the first time. I merged the 2 threads.
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Old 01-02-2013, 06:58 AM   #22
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I have no gas in my house; it's turned off. I'm sure the cause was whatever was stinking outside. Smelled like cat pee.
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Old 01-02-2013, 07:28 AM   #23
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Old 01-02-2013, 10:35 AM   #24
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how devastating. Please let us know when you find the cause. Since it has happened before, I would not set up again until the cause is clear, because it could continue to happen. Has anyone else experienced this kind of thing?
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Old 01-02-2013, 11:23 AM   #25
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Sealing up a house will just suffocate you and the fish. Industrial scale air-filters would cost a mint. If you could find the culprit, you could sue, and maybe they would buy you one in 40 years after it goes to court. Maybe an annual plant cleaning routine or some homemade smoke bomb. It doesn't even have to be something toxic. A blanket of nitrogen will suffocate if it sits in a low spot.

Last year there were news of bird kills in Arkansas and the previous new years also. They were blamed on fireworks making them fly into the ground. But gas would do the trick, to.

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Old 01-02-2013, 12:04 PM   #26
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Oh no! I'm so sorry... I have beautiful young guppies turning pink, purple, yellow, and black already that I'd love to send you if you wanted them
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Old 01-02-2013, 01:03 PM   #27
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The cops just popped a Meth lab down the block, so that might have been it.
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Old 01-02-2013, 03:14 PM   #28
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Well, I thought about breeding GBRs, so I can send you some juvies possibly. And a meth lab? How bad is your neighborhood?


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Old 01-02-2013, 03:41 PM   #29
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Meth chems are bad, but so are the "smoke-em-out" bombs the cops use. Meth labs pop around here in foreclosed or rental houses, usually in "good" neighborhoods because the lots are larger and so are the garages. So do grow-houses.

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Old 01-02-2013, 08:07 PM   #30
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This may not be an actual solution to completely eliminate the problem but I would suggest installing an exhaust fan. even if it is only in the kitchen. Get a strong one as strong as possible but with a good energy rating. Even the most expense of running it 4-5 times a week when you are not home to notice trapped chemical resonants the fan will at least keep the inside of your place circulating. When you are home you will be there to take necessary precautions but the issue will be when you are not home just put the fan on before leaving the house. Most decent fans will cost only a few bucks a year and that is running like almost 24/7.
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