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Old 06-17-2011, 09:59 PM   #11
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Proflavine is toxic and carcinogenic in small amounts to humans, possibly something similar when in contact with corals? Who knows.

Apparently some corals are more sensitive to ethicridine lactate than others, this is probably what killed your coral.
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I should write them a letter,
That was my favourite coral.
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Old 07-24-2011, 12:37 PM   #13
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I am using this treatment at the moment for white spot and velvet, first day dose still but all infected fish look better already! I have a branching hammer coral and looks fine as do all other corals, sorry for the loss as this is my favourite coral too, I'll keep everyone posted after full treatment. May I add after alot of research I believe and airstone is crucial for this treatment as it strips oxygen from tank and this is not explained in the instructions!
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Thanks for the reply.
Let me know how it goes.
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I am using this treatment at the moment for white spot and velvet, first day dose still but all infected fish look better already! I have a branching hammer coral and looks fine as do all other corals, sorry for the loss as this is my favourite coral too, I'll keep everyone posted after full treatment. May I add after alot of research I believe and airstone is crucial for this treatment as it strips oxygen from tank and this is not explained in the instructions!
A couple things to keep in mind. 1) After the parasite is on the fish for a few days it will fall off giving the aquarist the impression that they are controlling the situation. In reallity the parasite is falling to the substrate and then over 200 little ones called tomites will come from each one. They come back with a vengence making the aquarist wonder what happened. About the only way you are going to get this under control is to QT and treat. The main tank will need to go fishless for 8 weeks to break the life cycle of the parasite.
2) The aeration of a tank is much better done by pointing slightly up a PH to the surface. Surface aggitation is how you aerate a SW tank. Only the little bit of bubbles poping at the surface is what the airstone gives you. You are getting 10 times more aeration with a PH pointed to the surface. Just wanted to clear up a few points.
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Thanks I am doing this with PH aswell maybe i should have added that in the post , also I am aware of tomites and the cycle of ich, I have a oversized UV to hopefully disrupt the make up of the tomites so they have trouble reproducing, I am feeding garlic soaked food to help immunity of fish, after the treatment i will be doing large water changes also siphoning gravel, I'm not relying on oodinex to fully cure ich but hopefully contribute and buy me sometime this is all i can do as I dont have a quarantine.(Mistake I know!)

If you or anyone else has any other suggestions to my situation please please throw your posts at me!

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Looks like you have a good set up. I hope all works out.
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Morning of second day before treatment, ich and velvet seem to be clearing alot however fish don't seem to be them selves (irritated) wonder if it's just from the ich fighting back or the infections being treated. Applied second dose, again I'll give an update later
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So coming to the end of day 2 treatment things looking good regarding ich and velvet, not sure if feeding the garlic has helped with that (search for my other thread of treating ich in reef with no quarantine, some good opinions on garlic) however main thing is fish are looking loads better and acting more themselves, again I'll update on day three
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How's your hard corals doing. ?
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