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Old 10-07-2011, 03:13 PM   #11
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Nope, you want it as bare as you can get it. A heater would be good lol.

You will have to still wait several weeks to be sure the ich is gone though. I would load up the new tank with your live rock and sand and keep the fish out of it for at least 6-8 weeks. :-( You do that and you should have no ich left.
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Nope, you want it as bare as you can get it. A heater would be good lol.

You will have to still wait several weeks to be sure the ich is gone though. I would load up the new tank with your live rock and sand and keep the fish out of it for at least 6-8 weeks. :-( You do that and you should have no ich left.
Would I be ok to take my current display water during the move and put half in my 125 and half in my 230 and the remaining half be all heated/mixed/clean reef crystals?
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Using the water won't really matter either way I don't think. Specially if youre gonna be doing so many water changes for the next few weeks. But I don't see why you couldn't. Just keep in mind the ich can be in the water as well. But it shouldnt matter since you are going to treat the "qt" anyway.
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Using the water won't really matter either way I don't think. Specially if youre gonna be doing so many water changes for the next few weeks. But I don't see why you couldn't. Just keep in mind the ich can be in the water as well. But it shouldnt matter since you are going to treat the "qt" anyway.
Now what do you recommed I do to treat the QT?

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Split the two tanks, leave corals in main tank and put my tangs in 125 gallon for 8 weeks until I don't see any ich. I think my clown fish/chromis/gobies are ok to put in main display tank right?
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If they are in the tank they very well may have it as well. If it were me, I would qt all the fish to be certain. The time out for 8 weeks is to let the ich die off in all of it's life stages. if you leave fish in it kinda defeats the purpose since the ich can re attach at anytime. Just because you can't see the ich doesnt mean its gone. Did you check out the links above? It will tell you exactly what the life stages of ich are.

As far as treatment for the qt, that's up to you. You can use a copper based med like cupramine or you can use the hyposalinity method where you lower the salinity every day til it's really low, like 1.009 or something like that. Check the links out I'm sure it will tell you the steps for hypo.
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If they are in the tank they very well may have it as well. If it were me, I would qt all the fish to be certain. The time out for 8 weeks is to let the ich die off in all of it's life stages. if you leave fish in it kinda defeats the purpose since the ich can re attach at anytime. Just because you can't see the ich doesnt mean its gone. Did you check out the links above? It will tell you exactly what the life stages of ich are.

As far as treatment for the qt, that's up to you. You can use a copper based med like cupramine or you can use the hyposalinity method where you lower the salinity every day til it's really low, like 1.009 or something like that. Check the links out I'm sure it will tell you the steps for hypo.

Which method would you recommend? Hypo Salinity or Copper?

And my sand sifting gobies/star fish will need sand so I would need to add at least some sand and some rock to the QT tank right?
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Thats a tough call to make. I'm not liking the idea of adding chemicals to a tank BUT hypo can be a pain I can imagine. It's entirely up to you.

Anyone else have any opinion on copper vs. hypo?
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Any inverts like the starfish need to remain in the main tank. Ich will only infest the fish. I would do hypo. If you read those links I posted they will answer alot of your questions.
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Any inverts like the starfish need to remain in the main tank. Ich will only infest the fish. I would do hypo. If you read those links I posted they will answer alot of your questions.
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Try NT labs parasite medication, reef safe, it's pretty new. 1 treatment then another 10 weeks later. I let the temp drop to 24' for the duration of the treatment Also I cleaned all pumps in vinegar solution and replaced mec filters and carbon. Worked for me, all corals, anemoneies and all filter bac is fine. Not even a single fish loss!
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