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Old 01-16-2013, 08:04 PM   #11
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No, live rock can not get Ich, but Ich can drop off a fish and live in water or sand for a few weeks. Without a live host, it will eventually die. It looks like little white specs/pimples on your fish. Do your clowns have anything like that going on?

It seems odd that your parameters have been perfect. What are you using to test? When your tank cycles, parameters for ammonia, nitrites and nitrates increase and decrease. At points, all three should not be ideal, but you should end up with zero ammonia and nitrites and usually high nitrates, that usually get lowered by doing a big water change.
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Hmm. I use the test strips which show ph, nitrates, nitrites, alkalinity. Then for testing ammonia I use test tube that I put 8 drops of solution in. That has gone up a little but barely. The clowns have little white speceles but it looks like its everywhere in tank like floating. I thought it was my tap or like old veggies flakes. I attached pics of clown and tank.
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Test strips are inaccurate. It's a great idea to buy a test kit and test everything separate. I've heard API kits are sometimes off, but its what I have for now (wish I had been here prior to that purchase) and it seems to be what all my LFS carry.
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Thank you, appreciate your help.
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