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Old 03-28-2012, 12:12 AM   #1
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ich attack? does it work?

Any luck with this?

If I set up. Qt tank is 5 gallons big enough for 6 fish....how do I get it to cycle I dont want to wat a few weeks? All fish have spots but it look like the stuff floating around in the water like salt wasnt mixed well.
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Ich attack might work with freshwater ich, but it's fairly useless against marine ich.
For the qt tank, you can keep it mostly bare using filter media from the dt. So, get an HOB filter and run it in the DT for a week or two, then move it to the QT tank to transfer bacteria. This won't keep up with a huge bioload, though. You'll need to do almost daily water changes.
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Will my fish last the week or two? They just showed signs today but its several on all fish.
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How do I know if its just pieces of sand or if it's actually ich?
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I doubt all the fish have sand on them so I would assume that its ich.
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Any luck with this?

If I set up. Qt tank is 5 gallons big enough for 6 fish....how do I get it to cycle I dont want to wat a few weeks? All fish have spots but it look like the stuff floating around in the water like salt wasnt mixed well.
what kind of fish do you have if there large then no 5 gal. is not big enough. Did you do a water change to suspect it might be salt.If its ich I doubt they will last a week or two
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Just did water change late sun night.

I have 2 percula clowns
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They are all small
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Then how do I get the qt tank set up quick?
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I would at least get a ten gal. just to be sure. Take some of you filter media and maybe a few pieces of rock if you have extra, that will help seed the tank only drawback to the rock is it will absorb some of the copper if your going that route so you'll need to get a copper test kit so you know when you've reached the proper dosage. Also you will have to check for the ammonia level.
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