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Old 01-27-2005, 12:50 PM   #1
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Hypo or Cupramine? HELP!

I have ick in my 2 year old tank. Fortunately for me I only have 4 fish....1 false perc, a velvet dottieback, 1 yellow tailed damsel, and 1 blue regal tang (2 inches). Im torn as to what to use as treatment in my QT tank (30 gallon) Some have had good luck with hypo and others havent. I would like to think this is the better way. I had to treat the tang once before for ick when I first got him, and that was 9 months ago. He developed HLLE then but has all but recovered from it other than slight scarring.
What would you use for txment?
Also I cant find the directions for hypo? I know you have to lower the salinity but I would like to see a step by step as to what I need to do.
Im starting the QT tonight with a seeded spounge from my sump.
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Old 01-27-2005, 01:27 PM   #2
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try cuprimine
i used sea cure in 2 days my fish were cured
but i treated for an additional 3 days to be sure
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Old 01-27-2005, 01:39 PM   #3
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As you already know, I like both treatments. Since you already used copper on the Regal once if it were me, I would do the hypo treatment.
If you go that route, here are good intructions.
http://www.petsforum.com/personal/tr...osalinity.html
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Great article. Have some kudos.
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Old 01-27-2005, 04:15 PM   #5
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Thanks Quarry!! Kudos as well from me!! You convinced me to do hypo vs copper especially as you mentioned I did it before on the tang. Have you done hypo on tangs? Any side effects? going to start tonight...also I can do polyfilter in the HOB filter Im using in the QT right?? Want to mimize the number of water changes but I know I still have to do them. anything Im missing?
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Old 01-27-2005, 04:46 PM   #6
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Have you done hypo on tangs? Any side effects?
Yes, I treated my Yellow Tang with hypo and she did fine, in fact no ill effects at all. Not to be reduntant but watch that PH because it will take a dive with each FW water change you do. Have some buffer standing by at all times. I do suggest buffering the change water so the PH roller coaster will be a lessened.
Definately in qt, your inverts couldn't handle the drop in SPG and the polyfilter is fine.
Do you own a refractometer? it is needed. I would also (if you can swing it) get a PH monitor, it will make life easier on you.
To get the water to treatment level do 2 (20% of the water volume)changes a day 12 hours apart until you get there. Should be there in 3-4 changes.
All the fish are in qt...right? I know, its a pain..
Good luck and keep us posted.
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Old 01-28-2005, 11:44 AM   #7
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Well thats good to hear quarry...how long have you been ick free?? yes all of the fish are now in QT as of last night. Im going to take it a lot slower than 12 hours to bring down the salinity...I just am not at home that much...which is fine as Im going to leave the main fallow longer...
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