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Old 10-13-2004, 10:21 PM   #11
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Sounds like ich.
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Old 10-13-2004, 11:04 PM   #12
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Do you have a pic?
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Old 10-13-2004, 11:52 PM   #13
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You're going to need to treat them with copper. It'll treat ich and velvet. Like QS said, try to get some cupramine and a seachem copper test. Whatever copper treatment you get you're gonna need to make sure that the test kit tests for that type of copper.
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150 gallon, 30g fuge/sump, 4.5 watt/gal VHO Lighting, 4" sand bed, 290 lbs LR, CDX-3 Nitrate/Phosphate filter

Female Naso "Isabell" or "Izzy", Emperor Angelfish, Flame Angel, Red Sea Sailfin tang "Bambi", Maroon Clown "Nani", 5 Chromis, 1 Aglae Blenny "Bengi" , Yellow Watchman Goby, pr of Banggai Cardinals, Lyretail Anthia, Six Line Wrasse

1 cleaner shrimp, Coral Banded Shrimp, lettuce nudibranch, 1 sand sifter stars, 1 tiny red brittle star "red", 1 tiny red and white banded serpent star, 2 tiny banded serpent stars, small orange Linkia starfish, assorted hermits and snails. Corals: star polyps, A ton of different types of mushrooms, yellow zooanthids, brown-orangish and light blue paly's, orange ricordia.

90g RR, W/D, 120 lb's LR SF eel, pygmy angel, pr sebae clownfish, 4 chromis. Star Polyps & Mushrooms
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You don't want to treat in the main. For one, anything porous will absorb copper making it difficult to maintain treatment level.
Also, when the treatment is done, your biological filter will be all but dead.
Also, it will leach out of any thing porous for a looong time. Your sand and rock will be dead, you will be unable to add inverts or coral for a very long time, maybe never as far as coral goes.
Just generally a very bad idea to treat the main. Shortcuts with treatment are not advised, especially by those of us who have been through it. Myself and the previous 2 posters I know have beaten parasitic outbreaks with the use of qt and did no damage to our system.
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Old 10-14-2004, 08:01 AM   #15
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I believe you gotta also remove any carbon from the filter - assuming the copper treatment is done in a QT tank with a small HOB filter.
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I gave my fish a fresh water dip. They didn't seem to enjoy it at all... basically they sank to the bottom and didn't move. Was worried that I'd killed them.

Upon returning them to the aquarium, the salt-grain-like spots on the fish are no longer present. Is this a definitive diagnosis of ich? If so, is hyposalinity a reasonable option?

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Sounds liek it.
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Old 10-14-2004, 11:30 PM   #18
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Sounds like you are on the right track.
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