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Old 04-27-2004, 01:35 PM   #1
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Okay...I'll try to keep this short, but that might be difficult.

I have two tanks. (175 and a 120). The 120 just went through a really bad bout with ich. It has been about 3-4 weeks since we have lost a fish or seen any signs of any ich. My wife has decided she is going to break down the smaller one and move the fish over to our larger tank. This is where the problem comes in to play. Can I move the fish over to the new tank with out bringing the ich with them? I dont have a quarantine now, but will in about 3 weeks. Will a fresh water dip pull any parasites off or should I just wait and qt them for another month?
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If your breaking down the 120, just hypo it before you move the fish
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Hypo it in the tank? I have never hypo'ed anything. What salinity is reccomended?


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If there will be any inverts or LR in the tank, hyposalinity is not recommended.

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Move all inverts and rock first then do the Hypo
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The problem I see there is that if there are any encysted ick ?theronts? (not sure which stage) they could make the trip with the rock and inverts. To be safe anything in the 120 needs to be fishless for 4 weeks.
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I wouold keep the 120 going for awhile and keep an eye on it. Increase then temp. to 82-84 degress and wait. Another, more expensive option would be to put a UV steralizer in place to treat the water. then when you consolidate tanks switch it over to your 175. good look in the battle...Lando
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That is a good point about the rock and the sand bringing the cyst with them. That means that since we are moving into the house in about 2 weeks, and we want to put the rock in there when we move, I need to fallow the tank now. Sheesh! I got to get to work!
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Sheesh! I got to get to work!
The list of things we have to do in the next two weeks just keeps getting longer and longer and longer... 8O
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