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Old 03-22-2012, 04:05 AM   #1
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Exclamation Help! All my fish have "ich" what do i do???

So let me start by saying that my 90g tank is full of ICH! Read so many post on how to treat it but not sure which route to take. i am very new at this (3 months into it) so don't have much experience. I heard of raisng temp, "no-ich", other chemicals, hospital tank, etc.

What to do??

If i can please get some advice....
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Personally I'd just raise the temp of the tank. Also try adding a bit of aquarium salt to the tank. To me it's a much more natural cure than dumping chemicals in there.
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Is this a FW or a SW tank?
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Is this a FW or a SW tank?
it's a sw tank.
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Personally I'd just raise the temp of the tank. Also try adding a bit of aquarium salt to the tank. To me it's a much more natural cure than dumping chemicals in there.
I alredy raised the temp to 86 degrees and i thought it worked cuz i didnt see any more but they came back after a few days and even more! water temp now istill 86
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it's a sw tank.
Increasing temp is a FW cure. I'm not a SW person but I'm pretty sure you use hypo salinity or copper (can kill inverts) to treat SW ich. Is two different parasites.
I found this with I quick google search.
http://www.bestfish.com/saltich.html
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How many fish do you have, do you have sand, rock, inverts etc.
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Only two ways to cure sw ick. Hyposalinity and copper. Raising the temp and aquarium salt is for freshwater ick.
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The tewmperature has no affect on sw ich. You must remove the fish and place in a qt tank and treat with copper or hyposalinity. The ich will stay in your 90g for at least 6-8 weeks so you can't put any fish back in or the cycle of ich will start all over.

Do you have inverts or corals in the tank?
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Yes i have inverts in dispaly tank along with lr and a small frag of coral.
I set up a qt tank but cant seem to keep ammonia down. I even put some sponge in qt filter from my display tank and that didnt work. I dont know wat to do anymore??? And i'm using ro water too.
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