I posted last weekend re my banner fish and for over 90mins we couldn't catch him without us pulling the reef apart -he slid under the rocks like hitting home base and stayed there at the back of the tank. He was so stressed and breathing fast so we left him alone as visitors turned up. Well now it's definite...he DOES have ich and so does my large sailfin who was harassing him. I told my hubby he HAS to get them out today while I am at work and put them in my empty 90 litre AquaOne 620- he is still trying to tell me it will go away-we are arguing lol.
My concerns are a number incl the stock filtration with it. I used the tank for my cichlids when I moved as the 250litre tank needed resealing. They dropped off like flies so I added my Eheim filter as well. I don't have that anymore. Will the filtration support these two fish ?
If I use copper in that tank, can I ever convert it to a nano reef and can the copper kill them? I have a RODI
unit so hyposalinity would be less costly with water changes and I have a refractometer but I tried that with a blue tang a while ago with no luck.
I have a large new filter 2800litres per hour with UV
...will this help with the blooms so less stress on them or will it become contaminated from the ich?
I was thinking of setting up my 250litre tank with new LR
and the new filter and by the time it cycles, I can transfer the two fish in that tank if they have been cured of the ich,.....them re home them as the tank is too small long term and I can't put them back in my 400l. If my other fish show signs of the ich, then I can put them in the 620 tank and start the treatment again. I can't put all of my stock in at once...I will need to treat them as they show signs then put them in the new, un contaminated tank. Sorry I know it's a lot...I am rambling a bit but I have too many fish to house in the 620 so I have to treat it as it shows.
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