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Old 12-12-2005, 01:46 PM   #11
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MMM, do you use it just when they have parasites or do you use as preventitive.How often?
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Old 12-13-2005, 04:58 PM   #12
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1.009 is allowing for the error in a hydrometer. 1.011 is effective if it is monitored correctly with a refractometer.
I'm having a hard time understanding this. From my experience all hydrometers read differently. My current IO hydrometer reads about .002 higher than my previous SeaTest hydrometer. My LFS refractometer reads about .004 higher than my old SeaTest hydrometer. Because hydrometers are notoriously inconsistent and inaccurate, I would suggest only using the hyposalinity treatment if you have a well-calibrated refractometer. If you can only get your hands on a hydrometer, use another method, such as copper. HTH
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I would suggest only using the hyposalinity treatment if you have a well-calibrated refractometer
I agree 100%
The above statements was assuming you have checked your hydrometer for accuracy. This will allow a + or - .002 error range. That is what that is referring to. If you do not have your hydrometer checked for accuracy and it is off more you might as well leave the fish alone which brings us back to the quote above. Generally speaking if using a hydormeter and you run salinity at 1.009 you will be successful "most of the time". It is still a gamble. Make better sense?
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sorry to start greef madmanmac but using garlic to treat ich is just gonna boost the imune system in the fish giving them a better ability to fight it off so even if this works you will still have ich in your tank but the fish just wont be suffering from a outbreak and i have to say if you absolutly cannot get a proper qt tank and either hypo or copper all your fish while the main tank is empthy of fish for 6 weeks then your just waiting for a real problem to happen so if you deside to just use garlic to treat with ask the wife for a little pice of the garden cause your gonna need a fish graveyard sooner or latter
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