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Old 10-23-2013, 07:02 PM   #1
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Hypo salinity really work for ick

I have a small naso tang that had developed ick. Wondering if anyone has actually been successful in using this method. I would prefer not to use copper, but if I have too I will.
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Old 10-23-2013, 07:21 PM   #2
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Either works, but you have to be accurate with both too. Hypo with a hydrometer versus a refractometer could give inaccurate readings. I prefer hypo, as it is more "natural". Copper is harsh.
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Old 10-23-2013, 10:41 PM   #3
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Hypo and copper are the only two remedies that work but to do hypo you need to get a refractometer because it has to be very accurate. I"ve used both with great success but personally I prefer copper. I use cuprimine which is not as harsh as most other coppers and following the directions there shouldn't be any ill effects.
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I'm currently doing hypo for my hippo, seems to be working but it's a very long process......patience is key.
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Old 10-27-2013, 08:16 PM   #5
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I prefer hypo as it doesn't contaminate the tank like copper does.
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Whether doing hypo or copper, it should be done in a QT tank, not your main tank.....
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