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Old 10-06-2009, 07:29 PM   #31
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Although i never did find out what it was for sure both of the clowns did die. Im real upset about it and dont plan to get any new fish for a while. Without fish in the main tank all there is is two small corals, hermit crabs, and snails. To keep the tank cycled what do I have to do? I know fish waste and leftover food is the normal ammonia source so should i just feed the tank? How much/often? Keep in mind its only a 14 biocube.
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I would do a pinch of food twice a week, or if you feed your corals, that could be enough.
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Old 10-06-2009, 11:11 PM   #33
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Old 10-26-2009, 10:05 PM   #34
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So ive been looking into replacing the clowns. I do need to know however if it is safe or how long i need to wait before it is to guarantee the ich is 100% gone. I took all fish out on September 24 so its been a little over a month. Is that enough? or should i give it a little more time?
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If it was me, I'd wait 8 weeks at a minimum. Seems like I've always read 6-8 weeks.
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Ok thanks. Ive read 8 weeks as well but i wasn't sure how accurate that was.
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There really is no accurate number of days. 30 days has always been the mainstay, but sometimes several more weeks are needed and just depends on the effectiveness of the treatment and your comfort level.
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Old 10-28-2009, 06:22 PM   #38
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Well the fish were taken out of the tank immediatly after I saw the first spec of ich. And unfortunatly none of the fish survived the entire treatment. Any way the display tank hasnt been treated at all. Its just been without a fish to host for about 5 weeks . And im just gonna wait another 3 weeks. Unless there is something else i should do along with waiting?
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