Originally Posted by luntiz
when I received the refractometer, I had to lower it down another .005 to get it to 1.009. Could it be that the treatment took too long? The temp has been at 82.
These two points are your main cause for the heavier infestation. Without the proper level of salinity to combat the ich, the higher temp allowed the parasite to increase it's reproductive cycle quite a bit. Now that you have the refractometer, you should see some good results in less than a week. Might want to add some garlic extract to the foods. It will help repell new theronts while the treatment gets into full swing. Also be sure you are monitoring pH and alk
Also, around how many weeks before the last spot of Ich should "fall off"?
Hard to say for sure but you shouldn't see anything on the fish after about 2 weeks from the day the salinity was at the 1.009
Stick with it, hypo works!