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Old 01-25-2008, 02:15 PM   #11
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I agree with Innovator. If you are going to QT, do it right the first time. Many wholesalers have disease and most animals come from a few suppliers. Some LFS now QT and also treat their fish systems with de-wormer and copper but most do not.

As for inverts and corals, I think you all should reconsider. Ich can be brought into your sutem by other things other than fish. I used to be a person that never QT's inverts and corals. I have lost my zoos colonies via nudibranchs and I have treated for Red Bugs on my acros. Let me tell you that both of these issues are a PITA.

I have been in the hobby for almost 13 yrs with the last 5 being reef dominated. I was clean for most of that time but the last 2 have been very trying. With frag trading and the increase of popularity of the hobby, more parasites and diseases are being introduced. If it has not happened to you, it will. You *should* QT anything wet.

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.....and I thought after getting married I wouldn't have to worry about contracting diseases anymore! But I didn't realize I would be so into aquariums when I was 19.
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We have a lady in our local club that speaks on disease and QT in the hobby and after hearing her talk about what she sees in some wholesalers in this country, it is pretty dis-heartening.

If you go through an ich treatment or similar pest eradication, it will tax you love of the hobby
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ellisz, the old saying and still to this day goes something like: Only the strong survive. Those that die, weren't meant to be displayed.

Tis a sad truth, but reality shows that anything is expendable for the right price. Wholesalers get large volumes of fish in everyday so their treatments, if they do, usually are a bit more harsh. Luckily within the profession, advances are being made that virtually render copper and hyposalinity a thing of the past.
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Great article thanks. Just yesterday I put a new zoo in my fallow main and when I set it down I thought I saw some sort of small crab/spider run off of it into my live rock.....hopefully I was seeing things. I already took one c. isopod out of my tank a few weeks ago. Now every night I go hunting with a flash light inside of a see-through red cup. So far everything has been good since catching that isopod. However, Im sure what I thought I saw yesterday will pop up sooner or later. I think I'm going to start wearing gloves in that tank now. Are regular latex gloves ok to put in there?
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