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Old 12-25-2013, 03:37 PM   #11
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Old 12-26-2013, 12:05 PM   #12
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Are you running carbon or a uv on this tank. Something doesn't seem right cupramine is great stuff and should have killed the ich by now. Are you using a copper test kit that can read for cupramine.
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Old 12-26-2013, 01:57 PM   #13
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No carbon at all. I have a sponge filter and then a hang on back filter on the back just for extra flow but it doesn't have anything in it. I've got the seachem test kit. But maybe I'm not testing right... Because when it comes to that powder crap it says dip the stir stick in it and shake off excess. So I don't know how far to dip the stupid stick or how much exactly is supposed to go on it so maybe I'm doing too much of that or too little

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Old 12-28-2013, 12:32 PM   #14
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Ok I tested my tank water twice and then there's a bottle reference water in the test kit that I also tested. Going to upload a picture. The left spot and middle are my tank water and the right spot is the reference water. It looks pretty close to the reference water color and I used a different amount of the powder crap each time so I guess the amount of that stuff doesn't matter. And of course the pic makes all this blue look a little darker. I also put the comparison thing in the pic that your supposed to match to the tested water. So if anybody sees any differences or whatever let me know. I used more of the powder in the left spot than I did in the middle or reference spot.
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I guess it's gona be hard to go off these pics. In the pics all three of them look dark like it's at .7 but in my view they look like between .5 and .6

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Old 12-29-2013, 08:04 PM   #16
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My sailfins ich doesn't look as bad today. It's not covering his whole body anymore it's just on his fins. I did a water change and put more cupramine in it. Hope I don't have to treat for too much longer.

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Old 01-04-2014, 12:55 PM   #17
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Ok about the best pic I can get of that fish.. but in the first pic you can see the dots all over his tail and in the second you can see them all over his head. Is it not ich? What is the problem? Why can't I get rid of it with cupramine?
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Can not see from the pictures but did you test you copper levels? I am thinking they are not staying consistent.
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No got off work late last night and then had to be at work earlier than I was supposed to this morning. But I'm getting off work a little early so I will most definitely do it tonight. And did you click the pictures to enlarge them?

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I was on the app earlier but now that I am at home on the laptop I can see it. Definitely looks like ich to me .
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