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Old 04-10-2011, 09:20 PM   #1
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I forget how long to keep all my fish out of the DT

I know everyone is sick of the ich threads. I forget how long to keep all my fish out of the DT for. Treating in hospital tank.
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2 weeks I believe is the life-cycle of ich, maybe 3 to be safe if you can do it
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If your not doing anything in the DT for the ich and letting it cycle through you need to wait 6 to 8 weeks.
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To break the life cycle of the parasite you need to keep the main tank fishless for 8 weeks. I have known folks that tried 6 weeks and it did not work. Read these to learn more about the parasite.

An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure: A Quarantine Tank for Everything by Steven Pro - Reefkeeping.com


Marine Ich/Cryptocaryon irritans - A Discussion of this Parasite and the Treatment Options Available, Part I by Steven Pro - Reefkeeping.com

Marine Ich/Cryptocaryon irritans - A Discussion of this Parasite and the Treatment Options Available, Part II by Steven Pro - Reefkeeping.com
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Yup... 6-8 weeks. 8 if you want to be sure.
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Ok guys thanx. All idid was bring the temp up to 82 degrees. I don't want to endanger my corals
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Increasing temperature only works with freshwater ich. Saltwater ich is a different beast, and increased temps do nothing. Just keep your display tank at its normal temperature, and fishless, and you'll be OK. (Don't forget to put a pinch of food in there every once in a while to keep the bacteria fed.)
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