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Old 07-03-2005, 02:38 PM   #1
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oh no?

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i have a few questions i just came back from vac. and i let my friend take care of my tank wile i was gone. well come to find out he used tap water to make up for the water evap. instead of my distilled i had beside the tank. now i got globs of hair allege on my rocks and on the sand bottom. i just did a 20-30% water change on my tank and now i got clumps of the allege in my sand. i scrubbed my rock and got off most of it. my question is how can i hget rid of all my hairalage.
my sec question is now i think my regeal tank has a white alcer on his head. and it looking bad. how do i help him out?
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Old 07-03-2005, 02:49 PM   #2
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Just keep doing the water changes. The hair algae will burn itself out with you removing the phosphates. Also, the tangs issue could be water related and the water changes should help him also.
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Old 07-03-2005, 02:54 PM   #3
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do you think i sould place him in a hospital tank with a little copper in it?
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Is he swimming around and eating? I'd leave him where he is for now. Hopefully someone with more experience with sick fish will be by soon.
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i hope so to i have had him for a wile and i dont want to lose him! and yes he still eats like a horse. and very active.
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Then the water changes may be enough to help him. If he was topping off and your water went south enough to cause a major hair algae bloom, it may be the cause of tangs illness as well.
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i hope so ! could he have hole in the head ?
what does it look like?
and how long will it take for the hair alage to go away?
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I would not put copper in the tank. That`s for parasites. I understand that he has an ulcer which would be a bacterial or fungus problem. But I believe Fluff gave some good advice in keep doing water changes right now and if it gets worse hopefully Steve or Shark or Lando or another advisor which can tell you how to treat with marycin or other anti biotic. Good day
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thanks so much i will do that maybe i will do water changes every week
and hope for the best!
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Good luck but dont let it get wose if it does write back and let an advisor tell you what to do
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