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Old 01-22-2004, 04:05 AM   #1
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Can ick be transported in LR?

If I purchase LR from someones's existing tank that is being broken down and I don't know the circumstances, can ick be transported in LR? Let's say the guy had a wipe out and gave up, I wouldn't know especially if the LR has already been taken out and the tank broken down. Just curious.
Is it also true that if you had treated a tank with copper at any time in the past, that you never can get all the copper out and that LR and invertabraes will never survive in this tank?
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As far as the ick goes, I dont think so because it has to have a host to survive.

I think your right on the money w/ the copper. Probably over time the copper would disapate.

I'm interested in what the experts say on this one.
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Is it also true that if you had treated a tank with copper at any time in the past, that you never can get all the copper out and that LR and invertabraes will never survive in this tank?
No, that's not true, youwould not be able to reuse the substrate or rock, but the tank itself would be fine. Some have sade the silicone seals will actually take up the copper, however, I have reused tanks that were treated with copper for reef tanks.

Ick can be transported by LR, it is unlikely that it would happen, but it is possible.
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Okay. I bought (actually traded) some live rock from a guy that was treating a clown for ich in the same tank. I want to know for sure how long the ich would/could live without a host. I have heard up to a month, but I just want some other opinions. Not doubting you groundhog, just want to make sure others have done that as well and how they came out in the end. Thanks
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Treating the clown how?...with copper?

I would probably pass on this liverock deal and receive something else now or in the future in trade.
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I asked and he said he was using garlic. It is too late, I already have the rock in the tank. It has been in there since the 12th of jan. Still don't have fish though, I was just wondering.
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Leave it a month with no fish and you should be fine.
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