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Old 06-03-2012, 12:57 PM   #1
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Bloody ich

Yellow tailed tang, regal tang and 2powder blue have it very bad now, i have dropped sg from 1.0245 to 1.022, thinking to reduce it to 1.020 but dont know if corals would handle it or not. I have zoanthids bubble flowerpot mushrooms hammer anemones feather thank u
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Dropping the salinitly wont do much unless it is very low, like .09 or so. Your corals will suffer the more you drop it.
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Dropping the salinitly wont do much unless it is very low, like .09 or so. Your corals will suffer the more you drop it.
Yes this is true.1.009 is the magic number.It also needs to be a rapid drop ,,within 24 hours
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Old 06-03-2012, 01:47 PM   #4
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I find fishes bit better since i dropped it to 1.022
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Ok, but the ich will not die at that salinitly. They are still dying from the ich, you need to treat them or they will all die
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Thinking of goin lower , its my only option cause i cant get fishes out, or ill just let salinity at this level n wait, am dipping their food in garlic hope that would do some
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I know it sounds dumb but what if i used medication in main tank for few hours and then use stabilizer and bio bacteria???
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I know it sounds dumb but what if i used medication in main tank for few hours and then use stabilizer and bio bacteria???
You can't drop the salinity because of the corals. You need to qt the fish to either lower the salinity or treat with cooper.you also never want to medicate your main tank.
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Hey guys, think the fishes are beating it, there are still few spots on them but they are doin progress , didnt drop sg less than 1.022 and kept feeding them more frequent than i usually do with a dip of fresh home made garlic and ginger and progress is noticeable.
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