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Old 12-17-2011, 12:03 AM   #141
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Thanks for that.

It's too bad I don't have a copper test kit. Had to order one online because both local LFS's do not carry them. The bottle says 1 tsp per 4 gallons. I used 2 tsp in 10 gallons because I didn't want to overdose.

I hope the underdose can be effective until the test kit arrives.
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Old 12-17-2011, 12:11 AM   #142
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Sorry to hear about your issues with your fish. Hope you get it straightened out in time. Keep your head up. Just toss the bad stuff my way since I seem to be a magnet for it.
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I'm sure the extra 1/2 teaspoon won't make much difference. Good luck with keeping the 'spot' under control.
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Old 12-17-2011, 06:10 AM   #144
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Kenya trees are great because they sway in the current. The trick is to attach to rock that's separate from your main cluster of rock. I have mine on the sand in the front corner. That way I can control the spread.
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Old 12-17-2011, 10:49 AM   #145
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Only caught one fish last night. Going to try more soon.

Question: Is a coral dip a guarantee to get rid of things like this? Or is quarantine still better?
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Old 12-17-2011, 10:52 AM   #146
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I dont think a coral dip will get rid ich. QT is still the best way to avoid it in my opinion. That and luck. I didnt qt til a few months ago and I got lucky in that I never had it in my tank before that.
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Old 12-17-2011, 10:56 AM   #147
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So, buy, acclimate to my qt, then qt for 6 weeks.
****. it'll be hard running all of those tests on TWO tanks
i may just get a crapton of corals to satisfy my DT needs for a while and then introduce my fish last after the ich has died off
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Yep, it seems like a long arduous process but it's better safe than sorry. I've only been qt'ing for 2-3 weeks and the time really does fly by.

Good luck scott! Keep us all updated as you go.
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Old 12-18-2011, 11:41 AM   #149
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Okay a little update. I caught the 2 b&w clownfish and 2 green chromis about yesterday at this time.

Fine all day yesterday, this morning the 2 clowns are dead.

Still have 2 green chromis and a coral beauty (that I can't catch!!)

The QT tank has .5 ammonia but that didn't kill them. PWC today though.
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Aww man scott, really sorry about the clowns...I hope the rest of the fish make it. Fingers crossed for you. ***
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