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Old 08-10-2013, 11:00 PM   #21
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The new guys are not in the display. Just got home so still in bags. I'd need to run to town for a filter of some sort to set up a QT. I already have an empty tank, heater and hood. What else would I need?
You need 1 or 2 PVC pipe couplings to provide a hiding place to reduce stress.
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Old 08-10-2013, 11:07 PM   #22
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You need 1 or 2 PVC pipe couplings to provide a hiding place to reduce stress.
Thanks for reminding me. I have some already so I'm good to go.
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Old 08-10-2013, 11:11 PM   #23
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If they are already in DT use Garlic Xtreme. It works like an ich repelant. Otherwise QT is a piece of mind.
I've never heard of this as a repellant. Only as a possible immunity boost. I guess it won't work as a "repellant" to new fish.
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When garlic is in your water it is absorbed by fish. Mixing with food is more effective. It will take effect as soon as you treat your tank regardless of old or new fish. The word I use "repel" is because ich can not penetrate once the immune system is high.
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When garlic is in your water it is absorbed by fish. Mixing with food is more effective. It will take effect as soon as you treat your tank regardless of old or new fish. The word I use "repel" is because ich can not penetrate once the immune system is high.
Thanks for explaining. I just finished talking to a LFS owner and he recommended soaking their food with garlic and letting them fight off the ich or do freshwater dips once a day. He said QTing them would stress them out more which was what I was thinking. The other fish I would be adding are seahorses which he said dont get ich since they don't have scales, but I'm not so sure if they can or can't. I won't add them until the ich is cured though.
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Low salinity in QT reduces stress. QT purpose is to observe if new fish is free from ich. It will take about a week for a sign to show. Some treat them right away.
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Some of the things you say are just hilarious! I may keep reading this thread for pure comic relief, but don't you worry, I won't attempt to interject any facts into your fantasy anymore. LOL!
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Old 08-11-2013, 12:23 AM   #28
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Some of the things you say are just hilarious! I may keep reading this thread for pure comic relief, but don't you worry, I won't attempt to interject any facts into your fantasy anymore. LOL!
That's great! At least there is something for you to be entertained with. I keep my comment as briefly as possible and might be misunderstood by someone who just make fun.
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Some of the things you say are just hilarious! I may keep reading this thread for pure comic relief, but don't you worry, I won't attempt to interject any facts into your fantasy anymore. LOL!
Why get so worked up over someone's advice even if it's wrong? From what I'm researching and asking around, it seems that he's not wrong. There's no need to get condescending. Respect others opinions/advice please.
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My advice is based on my experience and observation. I may use another term not commonly used just to simplify things. If there are better ways they are welcome in the forum.
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