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Old 05-10-2005, 08:47 PM   #1
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Hyposalinity - worked great for Ich!

I've been keeping fish for over 10 years now and I guess my arrogance got the better of me, because I added a Lawnmower Blenny to my 75G aquarium without QT and well...Ich.

Anyways I setup a QT tank and followed the advice on using hyposalinity and four weeks into it now my fish are doing fantastic, no signs of flashing or the dreaded white spots. My thanks go to Quarryshark, Steve-S and Lando as I've read your many posts and you guys sure know your stuff!

I haven't lost any fish (yellow tang, pygmy angel, clown, wrasse, blenny) even with the battle of ammonia and now nitrites. My wrasse really acted strange in the beginning (he just layed on his side and I thought for sure he was a goner) but he since has become his "old self".

I just wanted to say that hyposalinity works great and causes no obvious stress as compared to using Copper (which I used YEARS ago). You can be sure I'll QT any new fish in the future

If not for this site I wouldn't have made it this far so I felt compelled to make a donation and I hope everyone using this site does too. Even "old timers" learn something new daily here!

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Old 05-10-2005, 08:52 PM   #2
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How big is your QT Tank?
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Hi, I'm using a 29 Gallon for my QT, with an Aquaclear 300 for the filtration. I've had to do water changes almost daily but now that the ammonia has settled I'm hoping the nitrite levels will be right around on the corner.
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Congratulations on being ich free and welcome to the club. I had donated once already but after going through my battle with ich with my purple tang I donated again for all the help that Steve & Quarry had given to me. I never understood the "Steve-S and QuarryShark Fan Club" until I'd battled ich and had them sitting on my shoulder the whole way. Whew!

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Congrats on your success!!
Just make sure your keep the main fallow for as long as you can stand. No sense doing it all over again.
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Re: Hyposalinity - worked great for Ich!

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I just wanted to say that hyposalinity works great and causes no obvious stress as compared to using Copper (which I used YEARS ago). You can be sure I'll QT any new fish in the future
How low did you go with the hyposalinity?
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I've been doing the hypo for almost 5 weeks now. I definitely plan on leaving the main empty for at least another two weeks. I would definitely be cranky if I had to go through this all again! I thought they would be stressed in the 29 along with the low salinity but they seem perfectly content and eating happily.

My tang is going to crazy when 'she' is placed back in there because of the macroalgae growth

I do have one question: Should I "feed" the main tank at all, as to keep the bacteria happy and growing? I give my starfish a shrimp pellet every few days but not sure if that's enough to maintain the macroalgae in the sump and the live rock critters and bacteria. Thanks!
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How low of a SG did you go with the hyposalinity?

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