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Old 01/07/2008, 12:53 PM
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The Exterminator!!

...is coming to my apartment - 2 times in a month, I believe they said. I am assuming I have no choice in the matter and that they will probably just squirt some stuff in the kitchen (under fridge, stove, etc).

My 29g open-top tank (includes SPS and shrimp) is about 10 feet from the kitchen. Do I need to worry? Any precautions I should take, questions I should ask management? Do I need to run a fan to ventilate the apartment? Thanks
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Old 01/07/2008, 02:46 PM
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It could be a big concern, yes. Without knowing what is to be used, it is hard to say how important.

I once had a contractor spray a bee hive that was outside the house. i soon had a bunch of belly up limpets.

Fans, closed doors, extra carbon, skimmer off, etc all may help.
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Old 01/07/2008, 02:57 PM
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Thank you, Randy. I am going to email the apartment rep today to try to get more info.
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Old 01/07/2008, 03:00 PM
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Why skimmer off? so it doesn't go crazy?
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Old 01/07/2008, 03:47 PM
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Geez, I hope things won't be that bad!!! I just emailed the apartment people to try to get them to consider placing baited traps instead of spraying. We'll see how that goes...
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Old 01/07/2008, 03:53 PM
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turn the skimmer off to keep the water and air mixing to a minimum(the pesticides will be in the air)..I think
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Old 01/07/2008, 04:20 PM
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that makes sense. Didn't even think about that.
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Old 01/07/2008, 04:54 PM
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Yes, that's the thought. Same plan when painting may help.
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Old 01/07/2008, 06:59 PM
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i had an exterminator from terminex come and i covered the tank and turned off the skimmer and i always run alot of carbon and i had 0 loses so...
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Old 01/07/2008, 08:59 PM
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i had an exterminator from terminex come and i covered the tank and turned off the skimmer and i always run alot of carbon and i had 0 loses so...
dadonoflaw, what kind of spraying did they do - was it into cracks and crevices with a wand and a pump can? Do you by chance know what chemical they used? I'm glad your tank was OK!
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Old 01/08/2008, 12:53 AM
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i dont know which chemical they used but he did have a can and a sprayer and sprayed all around the tank and in cracks and crevices. thanx i was happy about that as well.
 

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