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Old 01-19-2013, 03:26 PM   #11
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parameters are all zero. nitrite nitrate and ammonia are all zero. 1.024sg. nemo and him get along great and he has his own side of the tank to himself. colour is great with no signs of stress. and i have never seem ich completly dissapear overnight. after only showing up the day before. change out 5 gal of water per week with RO water. using instant ocean salt.

here is the current set up:
30 gal long tank
penguine 350 HOB filled with live rock and a foam carbon pad (also changed weekly)
prism HOB skimmer
have about 500gph of curculation in the tank plus what the filters put out
1.5" crushed coral substrate
about 40 pounds of live rock in the tank
gsp, zoos, mushrooms and a few other corals.

nemo has been happy for 6 years. i am almost wondering if it was an illusion and was simply bubbles attached to him.

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Old 01-19-2013, 03:31 PM   #12
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no, it was ick and will most likely show up again. only worse. GL

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Old 01-20-2013, 01:32 AM   #14
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This is why people continue to have problems down the road. You see Ich during the phase of its life cycle where it is visible. It drops off, as the next stage and people think the fish is cured. It is still in the tank and it will come back.

Garlic helps immunity, but cures nothing. Anything purchased at a LFS other than copper "treats" the problem, but does not cure. Hypo works too. It's no fun to QT fish. It's no fun to leave your tank fallow for a few weeks while the Ich that IS in there dies off due to lack of a host. It really stinks to have a recurring problem and eventually lose fish after not curing the problem. Trust me...been there done that years ago when we didn't know about the cures. We'd throw in the LFS Ich Cure treatments, watch the fish "get better" and then see it pop back up a few months later.

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