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Old 08-09-2004, 07:51 PM   #1
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Fish scratching on rocks.....

Can my bud treat for ich right in his tank? He's got no LR or LS. a FO tank. All he needs to do is up the temp a little bit then follow the directions on the bottle right?

Any suggestions on the good stuff to use?
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Old 08-09-2004, 08:12 PM   #2
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When I had FO without any inverts or LR I used Cupramine, I think most will agree its the best treatment.
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If there are no inverts in the tank, he could use the treatment right in the main tank. Keep in mind, if it is a copper based treatment, once used in the tank there may always be a trace of copper that could be toxic to any inverts. It would be ideal to use it in a QT tank. Also, be sure to remove any chemical filtration as it can decrease the effectiveness of the medication.
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OK will pass it on thanks guys...

A QT is out of the question. He's got too many fish he'd have to get the same size QT tank. He's holding fish for a guy whos tank exploded. A 230 gallon tank ! Exploded ! The 180 is maxed out...

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Another thing to think about. With that bioload and the use of copper wiping out his bio filter, he may be in ammonia trouble real quick. if its ich and there are no inverts, he may want to consider hypo. Much of the bacteria will survive a hypo treatment.
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Another thing to think about. With that bioload and the use of copper wiping out his bio filter, he may be in ammonia trouble real quick. if its ich and there are no inverts, he may want to consider hypo. Much of the bacteria will survive a hypo treatment.
I'll pass it on, but he does water changes every 3 days anyway because of the waste from the sharks eating ....
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I'll pass it on, but he does water changes every 3 days anyway because of the waste from the sharks eating ....
Sharks will not survive hyposalinity, only boney fish can be treated this way. Sharks are also not tolerant of regular forms of copper either. Cupramine is fairly safe with sharks but should be used starting at a low dose and gradually increased over a period of more than the two days normally recommended. I wouldn't go beyond 0.4 mg/l though.

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Crap, didn't see he has sharks, sorry.
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