I'm not sure what happened with my fish in my 10 gallon tank, they possibly had something contagious, maybe ick...I don't know I'm not an expert on diseases. I've had very little experience of things like that.
So what do you do when this happens? Could I clean the tank with alcohol or something to kill bacteria?
Redoing a tank from scratch
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If your starting from scratch, be sure to review sites on how to cycle a tank. It's true that heat is a component of the non med method of treating ick, but if the pathogen was Columnaris, it thrives in warm water. I suggest a 100% WC. Get things up and running for a few weeks then start the N. Cycle process going. If you are still worried, you might treat the tank with Melafix, a non toxic tank antiseptic.