My 46 gal
tank is about 1month old...started with 57lbs of LR
. Waited 2 weeks then added 50lbs of live sand. then another week- had water checked at LFS
and was given ok to add fish and corals. Added 2 clowns a xenia and a star polyp. Then about a week later, 3 zoanthids and a cleaner shrimp. Both my clowns have white spots that I assume is ich. I've been lacing their food with garlic extract (they aren't crazy about that). Unfortunately the spots persist. The past 2-3 days, the algea has really kicked in. Glass is covered by the time I get home from work. I clean it but, the next day its the same thing. The clowns aren't slugish at all.Today, I visited LFS
intent on setting up a QT to treat the clowns (if I can catch them). The fish guy told me that it wasn't necessary- sold me some vitamin c and advised me to reduce salinity and SG
also something to reduce phospates to control algea. Said the best thing would be a fresh water dip for the clowns-(again if I can catch them).
Any advice from the board? Do you agree that QT is not a necessity?