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Old 02-27-2010, 02:10 AM   #11
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Aye. To quote; 'A gram of prevention is worth a kilo of cure'.

(Maybe I tweaked it a little. )
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Old 02-27-2010, 04:31 AM   #12
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How big is the Naso? He is probably stressed out being in a 90-gallon which makes the ich worse. I really wanted a Naso Tang but then decided my 180-gallon was too small. They get huge fast.
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Old 02-27-2010, 01:03 PM   #13
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IMO the only way to treat Ich is in a QT tank using Hyposalinty. Either that or use copper in a QT tank and make sure everthing nn that tank is only used in that tank.

Read the the linked articles but follow Hyposalinity
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although, if the fish was in the display, then wouldn't the whole dt be infected with ich? Like, can it remain on surfaces that aren't alive or on corals and inverts?
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Yes, the DT tank is infested with the parasite. The parasite needs a host (fish) to complete its lifecycle. Remove all fish from the DT for 6-8 weeks and the lifecyle is broken. During that time you maintain/treat the fish in a QT tank using hyposalnity (SG of 1.009) at which the parasite cannot survive. So you kill it in the DT because there are no fish, yet the corals and inverts are maintained at normal conditions, and at the same time you kill it on the fish by breaking it's lifecycle using reduced salinity. It's a win/win (though it takes a bit of work).
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Ok, I understand now, thanks
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Old 02-28-2010, 08:31 PM   #17
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Thanks everyone for the feedback - the links are VERY informative. The Naso is still pretty small, but stupid me trusted the LFS guy, he said a 90 was the minimum size.

Looks like I'll be setting up a Q-Tank in the near future.

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Thanks everyone for the feedback - the links are VERY informative. The Naso is still pretty small, but stupid me trusted the LFS guy, he said a 90 was the minimum size.

Looks like I'll be setting up a Q-Tank in the near future.

Thanks again.

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Yes, a lot of the LFS owners will say anything to sell a fish. I have seen them sell Hippo Tangs to people with 30-gallon tanks...makes me cringe. A good place to look to get an idea of minimum tank sizes is from here http://liveaquaria.com/product/prod_...357&pcatid=357 and even their recommendations seem a little small sometimes.
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Old 03-06-2010, 11:59 AM   #19
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Hey I had ich too i think 86 degrees is way over doing it 82 is my opinion because anything about 78 degrees will sart to kill ich and 86 is puting way more stess that isn't needed.
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Hey I had ich too i think 86 degrees is way over doing it 82 is my opinion because anything about 78 degrees will sart to kill ich and 86 is puting way more stess that isn't needed.
Dont want to be argumentitive but temps has nothing to do with ich in a SW enviornment. I dont care where the temp. I`ve heard that in FW it can help but not in Sw. Read the links above. That`s why I post links to verify what`s being said.
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