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Old 07-02-2015, 12:45 PM   #21
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I can't claim success but have had no problems with using herbtana in reef tanks.
https://www.microbelift.com/products...herbtana-reef/
Several links to reef central threads if you search herbtanna that may have better results.
Qt is out of the question?

thanks for the link

at this point the damage is done to main tank, so even if I quarantine, it will still be present.

if push comes to shove and the other fish start to be effected badly I can set-up another tank, move all the fish into it and treat them and let the display sit for a couple months, but I realllly want to avoid that if possible.

Just got a Magnum 350 filter as an adjunct, I may set it up and go find some DE powder and run that on the system. It is supposedly able to filter out the little buggers to some degree.
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Old 07-02-2015, 06:32 PM   #22
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I lost a bundle of fish when I was stocking my 120 to ich.
Only survivors were 2 clowns and a marine betta.
I ended up leaving the tank fallow for 45 days!
Lots of myths about ich,but only 3 real ways to cure it;
Marine Ich - Myths and Facts | Reef Sanctuary
Hope this helps if you have not read it yet.
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Old 07-03-2015, 11:25 AM   #23
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Ok, this officially is beginning to suck!


By yesterday afternoon the tang was looking a little better than in the morning,
BUT my sociopathic six-line wrasse decided, once again, that there were too many fish in the tank and started a relentless attack on a royal gramma.
So I reluctantly had to practically disassemble the rock work and was finally able to get the gramma out, I was aiming for the wrasse, but that will require full tear down I fear.


So of course this morning when I wake up thanks to all the added stress from last nights fiasco, the tang is covered and now my pj cardinal is showing some cysts.


I knew this was a very likely outcome, but it was either that or watch the gramma get destroyed and the poor guy is still doing pretty badly. Not sure if he will make. That darn wrasse kept slamming into his side so I wonder about internal damage.


But one thing is for certain...
THE WRASSE GOES!!!!
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Sadly, one of the two reasons I gave up on wrasses. The other is their need to be fed so often.
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Old 07-03-2015, 03:38 PM   #25
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If you end tearing the tank down to get wrasse you might as well catch all fish and move them to qt for treatment and begin a fallow time for the DT.
I wish I had intervened earlier as I lost such beautiful fish and 2 of my most expensive$$$ fish ever
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If you end tearing the tank down to get wrasse you might as well catch all fish and move them to qt for treatment and begin a fallow time for the DT.
I wish I had intervened earlier as I lost such beautiful fish and 2 of my most expensive$$$ fish ever
Yes, I've considered that, only problem is I just laid out a pretty penny on a chiller and I can't run it on two separate systems so I would have to risk either the fish or coral to high temps.
Unchecked my tanks can hit 90 easy this time of the year.

So far everyone still eats good and is as active as normal.


but on a sadder note, the royal gramma didn't make it...
upon closer inspection, the wrasse had almost made a hole in it's side.

WRASSE IS GONNA GO!!!!

I like royal grammas better than six-line wrasses and I doubt I will be able to add anything else with him in there, and I have a chalk bass sitting in the wings getting fattened up so he can join the big boys.
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Well the battle still goes on...


still having outbreaks of spots every 3-5 days, but at least every one is still eating good and active, all except for my polka-dot cardinal.
It seems the powder brown has taken a distinct dislike to him and chases him whenever in sight. Thanks to that the cardinal now has ragged fins and is by far the one getting the worst from the ich now.
I moved him up to the refugium so at least he won't be getting chased.


I also managed to solve a little problem I was having with space.
my 35 year old UV sterilizer is simply too big to fit anywhere conveniently, I then I realized I have a big chunk of unused space between the display and refugium.
So I gutted my sterilizer, bought a new transformer, a little break-out box and mounted the whole mess under the shelf my refugium sits on. Water is pumped up at ~ 50gph and empties right back into the tank at the opposite end.




mounted the hardware up out of the way and used big hose clamps to suspend the light unit.


and the entire mess is completely hidden when the display canopy is in place.


kinda nice that every part of that sterilizer can be purchased at Home Depot, except the bulb and quartz sleeve.
I pray I never break that sleeve, don't know if I could find an exact replacement.
bulbs are super easy to find. I use 18 watt GE medical grade germicidal lamps, rated for 8,000 hours. I get them from 1000bulbs.com
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Well, not worse but not better yet.
everyone is eating fine, but still flashing and the tang has been doing much better.
I think the UV is helping keep any major population blooms in check....I hope.
What bites is it could still be a couple months before I can be comfortable adding any new fish and I have a chalk bass waiting in the wings.


unfortunately my pj cardinal seems to be taking it all the hardest. He is in the refugium so he's not being hassled, but he's not looking better in terms of parasites.
he had one eye with a few cysts on it started to cloud up over for a few days and it is now starting to go away. he looked like he had a cataract.


overall it is beginning to subside, but far from in the clear yet.
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OK, the bell has rung for round 4 of this bout as my tang is covered again this morning.


Beginning to fear I may have to take drastic measures and figure out how to quarantine fish and keep them from boiling in the heat...


LOL, just watched my yellow coris wrasse do a cleaning on the tang.
I've heard they do cleaning sometimes, cool to see it, wish he didn't feel the need to do it.


why couldn't this happen in December when I don't need to worry about temps?
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