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Old 07-10-2011, 07:57 PM   #1781
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Yeah it is very difficult for ich to get a foothold in a hypo environment
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Old 07-10-2011, 07:58 PM   #1782
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If a tank has an ich outbreak, it doesn't mean that every fish gets it, just like humans and sickness, its hit and miss for some reason. I'd recommend lowering the salinity if possible and wait it out. If lfs use hypo-salinity to ward off infections, I'd think it would work to also cut lifespan short on existing infections/ bacteria
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Old 07-10-2011, 08:07 PM   #1783
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Oh but she also has corals, which is hypo is also not great for.
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Old 07-10-2011, 08:26 PM   #1784
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Yep, thats why I havent messed with the salinity. The first fish i think that would catch it would be the yellow tang, arent they famous for ich? lol

To be honest, we still don't know what killed my fish. Until today I've been under the assumption that it's not ich. There wasn't a spot on any of the fish that I could see, and trust me, I was looking cause that's what I was thinking at the time, ich.

I have put in a set of oscellaris clowns from my cube into the 125g. I couldnt leave them in there cause they were too violent. This should be a good indication if anything is still in the tank shouldn't it? Keep in mind every fish that died starting with the 1st one was within 24 hours of any distress. I find it hard to believe that all the fish had no signs of ich, the tang as leftyfish mentioned could have had some spots, but I didnt see them in person.

I'm still flying by the seat of my pants now. I hate making judgement calls but sometimes it has to be done.
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Old 07-10-2011, 11:28 PM   #1785
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i wouldn't say they are imfamous for it, its more that ich a natural parasite in the ocean, but fish can deal with them when they have a healthy slim coat, a tang if its not in the right environment can get stressed easily which is why ich is noticed on them before any other fish.

if you keep your fish happy and healthy they will do very well against ich, if they are stressed and not properly fed then you are allowing an openign for illnesses

we all know this saying "an apple a day keeps the doctor away" same thing goes for our fish, feedthem healthy and they will stay healthy, thats why i refuse to feed my fish every other day, i feed them every day, even if its just a little pinch of pellets, then every other day or even every three days i'll feed mysis, and soem days i'll mix it up and feed a bit of both. they do love those days
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Old 07-10-2011, 11:35 PM   #1786
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I was thinking on getting a UV sterilizer. While I know that it's hit or miss on if they work or not, is there any detriment to using one?
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Old 07-10-2011, 11:38 PM   #1787
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from what i know with UV is you want something with a slow gph rate so it effectively does its job i dont think theres a down side but ive heard its hit or miss
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its not really a hit or miss, it al depends on how much UV light there is and the flow through it, the more the UV hits the better chance it has to kill the ich. so a slower flow and more powerful bulb with do it but it will also kill any pods and other living things that pass through it
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I'm looking at one 18w with a 500gph pump. Not sure if thats too fast or not. I'd go for a slower pump if it'll make a difference, I know the slower the better it does it's job.
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It will kill pods? are you sure? That would pretty much kill my refugium concept of a sump then.
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