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Old 04-12-2011, 12:33 PM   #11
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I would go with glass aquarium but for now I dont have the time to fidn one unless I go buy a new tank for QT and to me its just not worth it right now. I will do the best as I can to try and save my purple and nice clowns and if not well for next time i'll know what I need!
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Old 04-12-2011, 01:40 PM   #12
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On my lunch break I just ran to the local FS and bought the seachem cupermine and another heater. Lets hope the fish are still alive when I get home! I feel like I have a big job ahead of me tonight!
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Old 04-12-2011, 01:47 PM   #13
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Are you QTing your new fish?
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Old 04-12-2011, 01:59 PM   #14
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The guy I buy my fish from QT the fish before he sells them, he kept the Purple tang for 20days in QT before I finally went to pick him up.
Once I got home I drip acclimated for a few hours and in he went looking happy for the frist 3 days!
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Old 04-12-2011, 01:59 PM   #15
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Using DT water is forcing your fish to try and resist the parasite in dirty water. There is little to zero beneficial bacteria in the water column. Your fish would be better off in 24 hour aged new SW matched to SG and temp.
Daily 10% -20% pwc will then help maintain pristine water conditions which are most important in helping fish fight any disease.

I'm a firm believer in Hyposalinity. It takes as long to get to Hypo conditions as it does for the copper to become effective. Also, you don't contaminate any equipment with copper.

I also keep a filter in my sump so I can get my QT tank running in a matter of hours if necessary.

Good luck to all of you fighting the Ich battle.
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Old 04-12-2011, 04:08 PM   #16
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Tang and clowns are still alive, just called the house to check up!
Can't wait to get home and setup the QT and hopefully make the little guys feel better with a little cupermine
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Old 04-12-2011, 08:41 PM   #17
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I came home to a split heater and my water temp was 98
Can't believe this happened
Second heater in a month
First one stopped working all together
Second split and boiled my water
Still have 5 fish left but I highly doubt they live past the night
Going to flip on my LFS in the morning
Also going to call Marineland the manufacturer of both heaters
And loose on them too
Lost over $1000 of fish today and that really sucks
All my shrimp, snails, starfish, wrasse, and coral died
Clowns, black eal, and yellow tang still kicking
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Old 04-12-2011, 08:43 PM   #18
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I think manufacturers should stand behind their products.
Split heaters shouldn't even be an option.
Anyone ever had that happen to them?
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Old 04-12-2011, 09:10 PM   #19
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My purple tang and clowns and still making it in QT right now. The yellow tang's gills are still going but he has what looks like a big bruse on his back and looks like internal bleeding as he lays on the bottom of the tank. Mayne purple kicked his *** last night? I wonder if he's going to make it
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I was under the impression that the copper wouldn't kill the "spots" or the little cysts that fall off, but would kill the swarmers when they are looking to re attach. That's why I used DT water, and all spots were gone in 2-3 days and my fish haven't shown one symptom of ich since the last spot left.
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