Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater & Reef - Sick Fish or Coral
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 12-15-2005, 10:52 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Idaho
Posts: 40
Fallow Tank

I had a problem with saltwater ick and had to remove all my critters from my main tank. 55g. I am presently treating it with rid ick+. There are no fish in the tank. How long should the tank remain fishless? I want to be positive that i dont put fish back in a bad tank.
I am also very new to saltwater. I have a 75g freshwater that is doing very well.
TIA Dan
__________________

__________________
danj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-15-2005, 10:59 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Piedmont, NC
Posts: 4,580
6-8 weeks without a host will kill ich by itself. I would not have added the chemicals to my main.
__________________

__________________
*The fact that no one understands you doesn't make you an artist.
*If guns kill people...Spoons make Michael Moore fat.
Brenden is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-2005, 07:22 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Idaho
Posts: 40
I have stopped the chemicals and put my charcoal filters back in. This should help get rid of the meds. I have the powerheads heater and filters still running. Should i also restart my skimmer? Is there anything else i should be doing for the next 6 to 8 weeks?
I am also still doing partial water changes.
__________________
danj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-2005, 07:49 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Piedmont, NC
Posts: 4,580
I would start the skimmer. I would remove the filters. After med is out I would put new filters in. I am guessing you have no corals since you medicated the tank. WC's are definitely not going to hurt your main but I would focus most of your WC's on the tank the fish are currently in.
__________________
*The fact that no one understands you doesn't make you an artist.
*If guns kill people...Spoons make Michael Moore fat.
Brenden is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-2005, 09:14 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Idaho
Posts: 40
All that is left is two yellow tail damsels and some live rock all in a QT tank right now. I will take out the filters as suggested and continue the WC's. On both tanks.

Thanks for the help Brenden.
__________________
danj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-2005, 11:42 PM   #6
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: NJ
Posts: 2,111
I would do some water changes, run carbon and watch the skimmer if you've already turned it back on. Some meds make them go haywire. I would fallow the 75 for at least 8 weeks.

How are you treating the remaining fish?
__________________
Phyllis

Join the NJ Reef Club Today! Saving the world's reefs one living room at a time!
MACNA XXI Atlantic City, NJ September 25-27, 2009
Phyl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-2005, 12:34 AM   #7
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Idaho
Posts: 40
Phyl
The remaining fish and live rock are all doing well in a QT right now. Just doing the normal maintainance on them. No meds etc. The 55g tank is the sick one. And there is nothing in it . And i am running carbon filters on it now.

Thanks
__________________
danj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2005, 05:28 PM   #8
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Annapolis MD
Posts: 51
I ran my 37 gallon tank fallow for 6 weeks and that did the trick, but 8 weeks is even better.
__________________
reeling reefer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2005, 06:02 PM   #9
SW REEF 18+ YEARS
Community Admin
 
melosu58's Avatar



Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Virginia
Posts: 38,244
I agree meds not nessesary. As long as no fish in you will rid tank in 8 weeks. Good luck
__________________

SITE ADMINISTRATOR

You can view many of my fish and corals in my photo albums in my profile.

View my tank


AA Community Rules|AA TOS

Forums 101 - posting, accounts, basics
melosu58 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2005, 06:22 PM   #10
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Piedmont, NC
Posts: 4,580
6 weeks will work 8 weeks is adds a guarantee
__________________

__________________
*The fact that no one understands you doesn't make you an artist.
*If guns kill people...Spoons make Michael Moore fat.
Brenden is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
tan

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Feeding the Fallow? Erok7620 Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 2 04-20-2008 12:33 PM
7 weeks fallow tmkx3 Saltwater & Reef - Sick Fish or Coral 5 06-28-2006 02:21 PM
definition of fallow Dr.Nate Saltwater Reef Aquaria 2 03-28-2005 11:26 AM
with the fallow time I have now... quarryshark Saltwater Reef Aquaria 5 07-27-2004 02:29 AM
letting tank go fallow bosslady Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 12 04-19-2004 06:01 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:45 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.