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Old 07-15-2004, 11:50 AM   #11
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Did the person you left in charge have any info? It seems like a bit of a coincidence for this all to suddenly happen while you were away.
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Old 07-15-2004, 11:53 AM   #12
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Thanks all for the support, thanks Rev I appreciate the setiment. Good question Atari, I havn't been able to reach him yet. Maybe it will shed some light.
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Old 07-15-2004, 12:36 PM   #13
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Quarryshark, if you remember I had the same problem. After leaving my tank to fallow for 6 weeks, the ich is still there. My yellow tang, clowns and firefish have either built up residence to ich or they're getting help from the cleaner shrimps. All apart from the regal tang who is still getting mild infestation of ich. So instead of taking the fishes out again with a possible divorce, I have decided to let it run like this for a while.
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Old 07-15-2004, 01:28 PM   #14
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Thats right I remember. I am tempted to try it, but they are pretty badly infected. I was gone for 2 weeks so I'm not sure how long it has been developed. Every one of them it seems has spots.
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Odd that you would get an Ich outbreak without introducing sick fish....could it be something else besides ich?
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Old 07-15-2004, 03:12 PM   #16
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DON"T GIVE UP!!! Like someone said before me, try a UV sterilizer. It may not be of great use now during your current ick infestation, but it will be most helpful in decreasing future outbreaks. I am one of those that swears by them. I wouldn't set up an aquarium without one. I've been in this hobby for almost 14 years now with only one ick infestation, and that was when i started(3 tanks ago) and didn't know about UV Sterilization. I haven't had an ick outbreak since(knocking on wood as i write). It's worth the money. Most importantly though, DON"T GIVE UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This hobby needs more fish loving people
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slowly raise the tank temp up to 83 degrees, start soaking the food in garlic and selcon. The raising of the tank temp, hurries the life cycle of the ich. It will come off the fish sooner, it will remain in the sandbed, but at least that will give you a
chance to boost the fish immune system and hopefully keep them from succumbing
to the parasite.
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slowly raise the tank temp up to 83 degrees, start soaking the food in garlic and selcon. The raising of the tank temp, hurries the life cycle of the ich. It will come off the fish sooner, it will remain in the sandbed, but at least that will give you a
chance to boost the fish immune system and hopefully keep them from succumbing
to the parasite.
Thanks, I feed every day food laced with selcon and garlic. I keep the tank at 80, I will raise it a bit tonight and hopefully but a little time to get things set up.
Gonna try and get them to qt by Sat.
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Odd that you would get an Ich outbreak without introducing sick fish....could it be something else besides ich?
Many people get a bright idea that they can keep fish...with your fish. Is it possible this fellow got interested in fish by taking care of your tank and bought himself a fish and then put it in your tank?
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Well Kevin, no new residents so I doubt it.
I had to be the sand, thats the only new item I put in there recently. I added it a week before we left. It also ...maybe could have been one of the Heni's, but I qt'ed them for 5 weeks and they were in the main for 6 weeks before I left.
I'm gonna set up the 40 gallon tomorrow, can't do it today i'm stuck at work until at least midnight and need to make up water first. I hope they make it.
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