Originally Posted by carey
The ich can stay alive and dormant for up to 8 weeks so removal of the fish to treat is vital. The tank will sit fallow which will allow the ich to actually die off. In sw
we dont' really gravel vac as it disturbs the sand bed.
Youre right in that the ich is in the tank, and not just on one fish. He cant use ich treatments because of the copper and most people have no luck in using the heat method in sw
. It won't kill the ich and it will just re-emerge at a later time.
Ok, once again you answered my question before I could remember to ask it. LOL Since my cycle is about complete (0 Am, 0 Nitrite and 40 Nitrate) I did my first PWC
last night. Because I had read the warning people post about moving live sand from tank to tank, I was wondering about vacuuming the sand. My FW
days taught me it was a must. I guess I am going to have to retrain myself to keep the siphon away from the sand.
Another thought occurred to me (a bit late I might add). Should I shut my filter and power heads down? When I start removing water the level gets below the discharge and I get a ton of bubbles. Not good right? Good thing I have no fish yet.