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Old 10-04-2009, 10:39 PM   #1
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Fish are quarantined now what?

I am battling ich righ now and need to know what to do with my tank. I did a freshwater dip and quarantined them today in a 10 gallon. i also added some copper medication in the quarantine tank. I need to know what to do to the main tank so i can put them back in and how long they should be isolated. My tank is a 14g biocube. i have a bubble coral frag, a nice colony of zoos, a cleaner shrimp, 2 turbo snails, 2 nassuarus snails, some blue leg hermits and some other small snails. How do i get rid of this parasite without harming my corals and inverts. TIA
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Leave the tank fallow for 6-8 weeks, keep up with the PWCs and feed the tank sparingly.
The ich need fish to live so your inverts will be ok.
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Leave the tank fallow for 6-8 weeks, keep up with the PWCs and feed the tank sparingly.
The ich need fish to live so your inverts will be ok.
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Thanks, is there anything i can add to the tank to speed it up? Marine no-ich perhaps?
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Nope. Time without fish is the only thing that will break the cycle.
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I agree. Dont add anything. Fishless will break the cycle. Read these.

Marine Ich/Cryptocaryon irritans - A Discussion of this Parasite and the Treatment Options Available, Part I by Steven Pro - Reefkeeping.com

Marine Ich/Cryptocaryon irritans - A Discussion of this Parasite and the Treatment Options Available, Part II by Steven Pro - Reefkeeping.com
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Wouldn't hurt to de-worm your fish if they're in qt (Fenbendazole and Praziquantel)
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