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Old 04-27-2004, 02:21 PM   #1
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ICH!!!!

My hawkfish has ich, he has white spots spread out on his body and they are pretty bright, the only thing I know of getting rid of it is flush him Poor guy, I dont want to add the copper cuz the inverts in there, the thing that stumps me is that I got him about 4weeks ago My teach says that it is caused by temp what on earth do I do??? I asked my dad about a qt tank but he said hes no way spending $1000 on a qt
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Old 04-27-2004, 02:26 PM   #2
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flushing is NOT a cure.

QT tanks do NOT cost very much money at all. All you need for a QT is a small 10 gallon tank, a HOB filter with a sponge and a heater. Thats all you need for a QT.

Set up the HOB on your main tank with the sponge filter so the sponge can absorb some bacteria. Then put water from your main tank into the QT and move the HOB to the QT as well.

Put your fish into the QT and treat just the QT tank until the Ich is cured.

You MUST leave your main tank absent of fish for... I can't remember the duration, but I believe it is at least 3 weeks to be sure the ich dies off.

After that, acclimate your fish back to your main tank's water and temperature.
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I got a penguin 330 hob with ceramic rings and chemi pure they make up for the baskets. So I take a sponge from my already established tank and squeeze it into the qt??? Thanks hope my dad will accept the idea of the qt tank
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i bought a 12 gal ECLIPSE tank for $120.00 that included the filter lights and heater.
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i bought a 12 gal ECLIPSE tank for $120.00 that included the filter lights and heater.
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Aint got eclipse tanks up here where i am at, I dunno why. For 73$ my lfs has a 20gal with everything xept they dont have a sw filter, its like a fw setup but I could use the light and he tank and just set aside the other stuff that is for a fw
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do a google search for eclispe fish tanks... you will find many
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Yea, but I cannot get any off the internet
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I have a great article on this if you would like to read it. Just click on my site and go to the educational section. Its towards the bottom, and is called "marine ich."

1. Temp does not cause ich. It has to be present in the water already.

2. Leaving the tank fallow for 4-5 weeks will be enough to kill it off in the main tank.

3. The life cycle of the parasite is 4 weeks. QT him for 5 and treat him and you can put him back in the tank provided he is spot free.

I would suggest the article. It is much more detailed and it covers all of the major treatments for ich.

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I didn't see this coming ..... Im just curious, but where you live does everything cost 1000.00?
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