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Old 01-20-2010, 10:07 PM   #1
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How long to leave tank empty?

I had a minor ick outbreak... then a pretty substantial outbreak... then a total catastrophic fish loss. Now the tank only has one chromis' in it and after posting this I'll move him to QT. (I hate learning things the hard way )

My question is: How long should I leave the DT empty? I've researched lengths of time but everyone seems to have a different answer. Also, is it OK to keep the hermits/snails in there during the empty period?
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8 WEEKS to be sure. Snails and hermits are O.K they can stay in main tank.
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Alright, thanks.
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8 WEEKS to be sure. Snails and hermits are O.K they can stay in main tank.
Would have been my answer also.
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And use a hyposalinty treatment for the remaining fish in QT.
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