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Old 11-22-2011, 05:16 PM   #1
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Live rock in 10 gal ich qt

Im about to cycle a 10 gal qt to treat for ich. It's gonna be a bare bottom but should I get lr or not. It will speed up a cycle but will it harbor ich?
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Old 11-22-2011, 06:11 PM   #2
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When u dose copper it will kill the rock so it would be pointless
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Old 11-22-2011, 06:12 PM   #3
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Also, if you use the hyposalinity method, it will kill of the LR. It might help you cycle it though, not sure, that had always confused me.
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Old 11-22-2011, 07:04 PM   #4
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u should gt a HOB filter and run it on your main tank for a few days to a week to establish some BB. it would be alot quicker then trying to cycle. IMO
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Old 11-23-2011, 09:18 AM   #5
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Yup or just take a filter pad or somethin from ur sump and stick it in there. I actually did hypo in my dt and moved a piece of rock over to qt and my inverts so it was less stressful on the fish. I also CANT catch them lol. You could put a couple pieces so they have some hiding places if you want. It will turn live after you put it in your tank with LS or LR.
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Old 11-23-2011, 09:31 AM   #6
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I would throw a couple pieces of small PVC pipe in the qt for the fish to hide in.

Any live rock as said above will be killed off during treatment. :-(
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Yeah you can, just get a couple of the ugliest pieces you have and use them. But, only if you do not use any copper treatment. I would assume the rock would absorb some and release it back into the water over time. They hyposalinity is what I use and have had excellent results.

If you use copper, use a sponge from the sump in a hob filter, after the qt period is over, throw out the sponge and place a new sponge in the sump for next time. Always have the sponge ready for that emergency situation.
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DO NOT take live rock out of a QT that has been treated with copper and put it back in a display tank. This will kill all corals and inverts as the copper leaches back out
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Old 11-23-2011, 10:02 PM   #9
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i have come up with a plan, how does it sound?
1. order a copper treatment (which one do you reccomend and where do i get it)
2. Friday morning take a trip to petco
3. buy a 10 gallon qt (4 2 clowns) and the cheapest heater and filter i can find
4. Also buy 10 gallons of premixed never used saltwater
5. put the new filter on the dt and the current biowheel on the qt and run for a week
6. put clowns in qt and treat for 7 weeks
8. put everything back in
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Sounds good zach. Although the clowns can go in the qt as soon as you put the biowheel on as it will bring the bacteria with it.
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