, I had them in quarantine for a week, but I could not stabilize the environment ... I introduced LS
, Ammo-Block, Primer and I did 30% H2O changes daily in an effort to reduce toxin levels, but the fish were getting very sick and not eating. Nitrate, ammonia and (to some extent) nitrite levels were high and pH consistently dropped.
I have since placed them back into the DT with a limited coral (dead) compliment and 60 lbs of black sand in a micron bag. They are doing well and the only thing that continues to be high is the Nitrate (80 ppm
). I am now medicating the DT for Ich and I am doing 20% daily H2O changes, coupled with the addition of Prime and Buffer. I know that this is not preferred, but the Tusk, Angel and Trigger would not have made it another day in the QT tanks.
Q: will the medication (Rid-Ich+) damage the bio or have any lasting effects on the system?