Tank update, I don't know what the heck happened because I have been good about putting new fish into QT first. However, I have an ich outbreak in my new tank. My Blue Hippo Tang is the main fish showing it. I am in the process of cycling a new QT tank and as soon as it is ready I have decided to put the fish into the QT to start the dreaded hyposalinity treatment. I will leave the 180-gallon fallow for at least 9-weeks until the ich dies off. The only thing I can think of in regards to where the ich came from is possibly my partial water change water. I purchase the "Catalina Saltwater" from one of my LFS
. I doubt they would do this but it crossed my mind that with the bad economy maybe some fish stores are taking the water from their pwc
and putting it into the water they sell??? I dont know, probably unlikely, but regardless after they hyposalinity I will be making my own saltwater from then on.
On a positive note, at least I can continue to work on my reef