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Old 05-29-2012, 02:54 PM   #861
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I would still qt it. They probably do a good job observing them while in qt but they have a lot of fish to look after . With ick being such a pain to deal with I would rather be safe then sorry.
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Old 05-29-2012, 02:57 PM   #862
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I still QT mine for 2 weeks.
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Old 05-29-2012, 04:13 PM   #863
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I would qt if you usually do anyways. The stress from shipping will cause Ich in some fish
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Old 05-29-2012, 11:10 PM   #864
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Have you ever considered tank transfer method? I prophylacticly treat my new fish, and switched from doing hypo to tank transfer. It is very easy and only takes 12 days, and eliminates ich. I then watch the fish for another two weeks and in they go. I was frustrated as I used both copper and hypo and it took 3 months to get rid of ich on some new arrivals (foxface and kole tang). So when I learned about tank transfer, that is what I've done since, even with a blue tang, she hid a lot and I use a small tank 10 gallon and a 5 gallon bucket to do the treatment. It won't get rid of velvet, so you should observe for two to four more weeks.

I like knowing I'm eliminating the ich, even if I can't see it. I had it show up before on day 21 of QT, almost put the fish in my DT, so no more observing for me. Also, with doing 100% water change every 4 days, you don't have to worry about cycling, just add prime or amquel with the water if needed, I never got ammonia in the four days time. After the last transfer I do 10 days of prazipro to eliminate flukes, etc. Just wanted to offer another option to your QT method, no one should have to deal with the pain of treating ich, a little bit of patience goes a long way.
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Old 05-30-2012, 04:10 PM   #865
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Update: May 30, 2012

I have a little update for today. I ordered 100 LBS of base rock yesterday. I think it will make the tank look better with new rock. Do you guys recommend washing the rock before placing it in the tank?

I also have been working on raising the salinity, I will most likely order from LA after the salinity is risen and the parameters are in check so I can get corals/inverts with my order also.


That is it for now! Happy Wednesday!
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Old 05-30-2012, 04:14 PM   #866
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Have you ever considered tank transfer method? I prophylacticly treat my new fish, and switched from doing hypo to tank transfer. It is very easy and only takes 12 days, and eliminates ich. I then watch the fish for another two weeks and in they go. I was frustrated as I used both copper and hypo and it took 3 months to get rid of ich on some new arrivals (foxface and kole tang). So when I learned about tank transfer, that is what I've done since, even with a blue tang, she hid a lot and I use a small tank 10 gallon and a 5 gallon bucket to do the treatment. It won't get rid of velvet, so you should observe for two to four more weeks.

I like knowing I'm eliminating the ich, even if I can't see it. I had it show up before on day 21 of QT, almost put the fish in my DT, so no more observing for me. Also, with doing 100% water change every 4 days, you don't have to worry about cycling, just add prime or amquel with the water if needed, I never got ammonia in the four days time. After the last transfer I do 10 days of prazipro to eliminate flukes, etc. Just wanted to offer another option to your QT method, no one should have to deal with the pain of treating ich, a little bit of patience goes a long way.
Nope, I have never tried that method before, I am going to look into it! Thanks for the suggestion!
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Old 05-30-2012, 04:17 PM   #867
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The base rock probably has a bunch of dust and loose bits on it. I would give them a rinse in ro before you add them to the tank.
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Old 05-30-2012, 11:05 PM   #868
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As some you you might know, the BRS group buy is currently running. Is there anything you guys would recommend that I purchase for my tank?

I am curious to see if you guys have any suggestions for things that may help me or make the tank better etc.

Thank you.
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Do you have an ato yet? And there are always filter socks for the sump! LOL

I think your tank is pretty setup already, is there anything you were looking into buying particularly?
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Old 05-31-2012, 04:07 PM   #870
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No, I don't have one just yet, I want to get one soon though!

Filter socks are a fantastic idea! How many times to you recommend cleaning out the one you are currently using before throwing it out and getting a new one?

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