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Old 09-18-2006, 11:03 AM   #41
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BUT then someone on another site said that Ich can attach to LR and shells too! I am so confused!!!
Ich can "land on these, but does not feed off of them. Leave the tank fallow for 6-8 weeks, the ich will starve and die.
I agree with afilter, I don't believe it is wise to medicate your main. Those meds might be invert safe, but what happens when you have to use a different kind of med for something else and they mix.....?
I think, since you have such beautiful tank, you should get a QT and have that read for when you buy new fish. This will end up saving you a lot of money and heart ache.
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Old 09-18-2006, 07:32 PM   #42
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Oh oh, LFS said that I really don't need to turn on the lights in my tank for the next 6-8 weeks..they said that will help with getting rid of the ich?

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Never heard of this for ich, algea problems yes. If you have LR and want to get your coraline going you will need some light. I would cut back to 6-8 hourd a day to save energy maybe.
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I agree with afilter. Just cut back your lighting a couple hours a day. I've never heard of turning your lights off for ich though. Either way if it does or doesn't I'd still give it 8 weeks to make sure that it is gone with no questions.
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Ok, another dumb question but I have to ask..

What if I siphon out and remove ALLl of the water in my tank, leave the LR in there. Put my inverts in bucket of my water when I do it..and put in a brand new batch of water, all 80 gallons and put the inverts back in the new water?

If the ich cannot live without fish and cannot attach to LR I would think that would make sense. Then maybe I don't have to wait 2 monthes. I do risk hurting my inverts but I can easily catch them and put them carefully in a 'holding tank' while I fill up with new, fresh salt water.

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I don't think that will really work. I believe you won't be able to get rid of ich that way. There are probably so many in/on the rock/sand and everything else, that it would be hard to wipe them all out. The safest way is to sit back, relax and plan, while you are waiting.
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Believe me, there will be ick still on the "wet" rock or sand I think, It's not worth chancing IMO. It's not like the ick will wash away with the old water and be completely gone.

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I agree that it wont work. The only possible way for it to work is if you completely dried everything out for a week or so. But IMO its not worth it and that isnt even a guarantee. Just relax, the 8 weeks will go by in no time! Just do A LOT of research on what you are going to put in there in the mean time. I know its hard to wait but trust me, its going to be worth it and you will very happy in the end!
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Have you thought about adding any corals like mushrooms or zoos while you wait?
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