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Old 04-26-2014, 07:43 PM   #1
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Hospital tank

Several of my fish have ick and I'm trying to start up a hospital tank but need some help. What all do I need for a hospital tank? I was thinking of using a 10 gallon aquarium but wasn't sure if that's big enough. Any information would help.
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I use a 10 gallon for mine as well, I use a HOB filter, Heater and a small power head.

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Do I need to add anything to the water to get rid of the ick?
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I used Kordon Rid-Ich plus and it worked pretty well. Just be .sure to keep your HT supplies separate from your DT supplies.

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Filter, heater, thermometer, light. That is all that mine has
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About how many hours a day do they need light? Should it be constant or about the same as the regular tank?
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I kept my light on the same schedule as the DT, but if it stresses them out keep it off. You have to watch them and see how they respond.

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Do I feed them the same as the regular tank?
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I treated my hospital tank the same as my DT, except with the addition of the ich medication in the hospital tank.

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Ok, so pretty much everything is the same but the ick medicine? I shouldn't have rock or sand or anything right? I've heard that before.
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