Sorry to hear about your loss. I have seen you signature line about QT for Ich for a while it seems. I have been able to relate to you , as my fish went into hyposalinity Ich treatment on Dec 14th. It has been very hard on me, every night after work I do a 40-50% PWC
in the 10 gal
QT ( drip new H2O over an hour). Then make a new batch to 1.009 , put in PH and heater, test like crazy and such.I was amazed at the ammonia level even with all the PWC
. I would take a sample of water every night and add salt to the sample to get SG
1.020-1.1025 so I can get a color to match the test stips. My ammonia still runs in the .025 range by next PWC
. I worry about my fish as they all belong to my 6 year old daughter, she pays for half of her fish, and they all have names. I am hoping they make it through, as I caught the Ich very early. Just figure, all said and done it will have taken 40 hours of time and a bucket of salt to pull this off. Again, I know how you must feel going through that long of a treatment to loose the fish, that sucks, good luck with repopulating your tank to the way you want it, not that it is good, but you get a chance to do it again with more knowledge.