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Old 07-10-2011, 11:42 PM   #1791
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yeah the UV can kill whatever passes through it, it will actually burn them.

were you planning on placing it on your return pump?
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Old 07-10-2011, 11:47 PM   #1792
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I was going to place it in the return section running off a separate pump and poump the clean water back into the return section. My return pump is WAY to much flow to run it.
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Old 07-10-2011, 11:53 PM   #1793
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i think if you were goign to put the sterilizer the best place to put it would be in the skimming chamber as too minimize the benificial fuge life.

this is the reasons why people don't use UV sterilizers, the goods don't outweigh the bads, but with an ich problem it might be beneficial to put it in and rebuild your pod life after
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Old 07-10-2011, 11:55 PM   #1794
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Yeah uv kills whatever passes through.
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Old 07-11-2011, 09:08 AM   #1795
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Here are some very intelligent articles on QT and ich that Melosu58 shared with me in a PM. I did the uv (slow rate)...it doesn't help with ich because the babies fall to the sand, not in the water column, and they fall off at night where the fish is sleeping, so when they hatch they just swim up to the fish as it is already right there in it's favorite sleeping spot. I fed them garlic soaked food, I did big water changes, I fed multiple times a day, the water quality was great, Amm, trites, Phos were 0, nitrates 5-10, ph 8-8.2, salinity 30%. Nothing killed the ich, because none of those things kill ich.

An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure: A Quarantine Tank for Everything by Steven Pro - Reefkeeping.com

Marine Ich/Cryptocaryon irritans - A Discussion of this Parasite and the Treatment Options Available, Part I by Steven Pro - Reefkeeping.com

Marine Ich/Cryptocaryon irritans - A Discussion of this Parasite and the Treatment Options Available, Part II by Steven Pro - Reefkeeping.com
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Excellent articles, I love when you guys have the links.

I'm still on the line with this being ich. I won't be adding any more fish for a bit so I figure if it is ich after all I will see a re-emergence of it then at some point in the next few weeks.

I was thinking UV as an added bonus in this situation but if it kills pods then I won't be adding one.

In reading the symptoms it doesn't appear that they had any, there was no flashing, heavy breathing or apparent infestation. The fish only lost their appetite the night before death.

Of course if it's not ich I may still be looking at velvet being the cause.

I still have the question though of how the fish died so fast. I've read the ich articles and seen ich on fish but it seems they last longer than a day or two with it. I'm not sure about marine velvet though.....

Wish I had taken pictures of all the dead fish, as none of them had any other physical abnormalities other than what appeared to be burn marks.

I'm still hanging in there, hoping for the best.
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Excellent articles, I love when you guys have the links.

I'm still on the line with this being ich. I won't be adding any more fish for a bit so I figure if it is ich after all I will see a re-emergence of it then at some point in the next few weeks.

I was thinking UV as an added bonus in this situation but if it kills pods then I won't be adding one.

In reading the symptoms it doesn't appear that they had any, there was no flashing, heavy breathing or apparent infestation. The fish only lost their appetite the night before death.

Of course if it's not ich I may still be looking at velvet being the cause.

I still have the question though of how the fish died so fast. I've read the ich articles and seen ich on fish but it seems they last longer than a day or two with it. I'm not sure about marine velvet though.....

Wish I had taken pictures of all the dead fish, as none of them had any other physical abnormalities other than what appeared to be burn marks.

I'm still hanging in there, hoping for the best.
I've read multiple articles stating fish can live with ich for weeks.. how great of an infestation would they need to die within a day.. im sure u would have seen it to the point it was noticable.
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That's what I was thinking and kinda why i figured from the beginning it wasn't ich. But I could be horribly wrong.

Leftyfish just raised the possibilty after looking at some photos. If you want the photos of the dead tang are on page 138. Any and all help and opinions are wanted here. I can only learn from others and my own experience.
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carey when you moved everything over to the 125G did you experience any spikes and how long after you moved did you experience any? i finally over the weekend moved everything into the new tank and used the old rock plus about 90 lbs of dry rock i just took the rock out quickly put it in a bucket of saltwater to rince of all the sand and detritus then moved it into the new tank everything is testing 0 so far after about 14 hours of being in he new tank so i guess i will continue to test it
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I had an ammonia spike for the first 3 days I believe. i didn't have any fish in there so I just let it ride til it disappeared. i also only had the rock out of water for just seconds but still had ammonia. It could have come from my pod tank too though, I moved that into the sump when I setup the 125g.
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