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Old 03-13-2005, 01:58 PM   #11
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Very good point about spread of disease in the QT filter if it is left running on a tank that has sick fish, so definitely do not do that when you are having these fish losses.

You can indeed keep the Q-tank under the big tank, in the stand. Light from the hood is plenty. In your case, I would keep snails or something in the tank to keep it cycled, big ole apple or mystery snails, maybe, since I hate for the betta to live in the enclosed area, even though it would probably be fine.

I have heard of hexamitosis causing mass unexplained fish loss without having any outward signs of illness, so you might consider treating the 150 with Hexamit, but research that and see if you think it matches up.
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Old 03-13-2005, 06:55 PM   #12
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I have never heard of Hexamitosis before. I will try searching online for what exactly it is. I tried a salt treatment, but nothing helped. My pleco died yesterday. He was such a beautiful fish. Thanks TankGirl. I just assumed that it was stress from cycling but the tank is cycled and fish are still dieing. I'd really like to peg down what exactly is going on. They are all happy and swimming like normal then all of a sudden, a fish sinks to the bottom, dead. I called the lfs and they have a different product used to treat Hexamitosis. Will this harm my cycle?
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Old 03-16-2005, 08:37 PM   #13
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Sorry I have been off the board lately, but yes, this therapy can harm your cycle, but re-cycling the tank is not going to be as dangerous if this is the cause of the fish deaths. Remove your carbon before treating, and treat the tank they are living in, rather than trying to put fish in a hospital tank.

Good luck, and I hope this can be resolved without further mortality.
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Old 03-16-2005, 10:28 PM   #14
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I keep a sponge filter going in another tank so all I have to do is fill the empty 10gal with water (I usually use water from the tank where the fish has been if I am treating illness or water from where the fish are going to go if it is quarrantine), plug in the heater, pop in the bacteria-laden sponge filter, and add the fish. No cycle.
Excellent advice, Tankgirl; I was sure there was an easier way of doing this. . . and you explained what that was. Now I can safely add fish to the 'display' tank and not worry about where it came from and what other fish it's been around. Nice!
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Here's a description of just such a set up that I did:
http://home.comcast.net/~tomstank/to...s/page0019.htm
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hey tankgirl how about "thingamajig"..... lol
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Naw, I'm still in favor of dealy bob.
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That's a pretty good one too, but....
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