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Old 12-03-2005, 01:12 PM   #1
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well my 15 gal tank has had ich and destroyed my puffers as i said before but now i am going to do something else withj the tank.

1.start all over, alot of work but ill be sure its all gone

2. boil substrate clean off rocks.

3. do nothing becasue i dont see anymore ich

what would u do?
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Old 12-03-2005, 01:23 PM   #2
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Do you still have the tetras? If so, I would treat the tank with heat. This way you won't have to start your cycle all over again.
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Old 12-03-2005, 01:24 PM   #3
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Well there should be no need to do anything you have listed. I would let the tank run farrow (without any fish) for 2-4 weeks. That way the ich will have no host and die off.
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Bump the temp up to 86-88 and let it run for 2-3 weeks, then bring the temp back down. Then add a few fish after the 2-3 weeks and see how things go. Don't add a bunch at once. Ick should be gone for sure then.
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there is still 1 tetra in the tank so can i leave him in and then just wait 2-3 weeks with temp up
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yes. Be sure to add a bubble stone of some sort though. Higher temperatures reduce the amount of oxygen in the water (even though it is only one tetra in the tank)

Slowly ... over 6 hour periods, raise your temperature up to 88F (faster raising will kill your fish just as fast)
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yes i have an airstone ill keep it on alot more now
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Is the tank brackish or pure freshwater?
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yes. Be sure to add a bubble stone of some sort though. Higher temperatures reduce the amount of oxygen in the water (even though it is only one tetra in the tank)
Are you sure about that?I would think that higher temps would have more dissolved oxygen because the higher tempratures allow a higher content of dissolved materials in the water.
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yea some puffers suffer diseases from not being in BW since it weaken their immune system making them vulnerable.I also heard adding a little bit of salt will kill ich bateriums.
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