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Old 03-22-2004, 05:28 PM   #11
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If I buy another tank for QT, is a beginner setup with a small cheap hang on back filter enough?

For instance a 10gal kit from Walmart or such?

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Old 03-22-2004, 05:45 PM   #12
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Well now the volitan seems to breathing a little heavier, do you think I can QT the lion with the hippo? The lion is about 4-6" and the hippo is about 4". This would all be in a 10gal. hex tank.

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Old 03-22-2004, 06:02 PM   #13
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The 10 will work, a 20 would be better. You will need to do daily water changes to keep the ammonia and nitrite levels down. The copper will kill any nitrifying bacteria .
I would move the volitan into the 10 for now.
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Old 03-22-2004, 09:34 PM   #14
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I've actually added more Cupramine than directed and still got no reading with the test ....no blue tint at all. What gives?

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Did it come with a test reagent?
The first day 1/2 dose, that may be why (2 drops per gallon)
Take a small ( 1 gallon) container and dose it full strength ( 4 drops) and try testing it .
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Yes, it came with Copper #1 and Copper #2 reagents. For the first dose it tells you to add 1mL per 10.5gal. of water, mine is a 10gal. with a wet/dry filter that houses about 4-5gal. of H20. So I added about 1.5mL so far and still no reading today. Also the tang seems to have better color today and less spots, but he is still breathing heavy.

Should I add more Cupramine?

I also bought a 30gal tank that I am setting up to QT all my fish, so my tank will then be fallow.

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Old 03-23-2004, 05:57 PM   #17
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Keep in mind you'll have to keep the tank fallow now for at least 8 weeks to make sure the parasite is gone..If it makes you feel any better I just finished week 1 of being fallow I have 7 more weeks to go myself. You don't wanna risk putting the fish back in to early. Glad to hear you got the 30gal.
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Great on the 30 gallon. I would try testing the test kit on a gallon of water in some kind of container. You may have a bum test kit. Proper level is important, too much copper will kill the fish, not enough won't kill the parasite.
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Old 03-23-2004, 09:20 PM   #19
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I just tested the cupramine on a gallon of tap water and it was in the blue.

So should I add .5mL to the tank?

Is it possible I am filtering it out with my wet/dry?

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I would think the only way you could be filtering it out is if you have carbon in there.
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