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Old 03-12-2012, 07:09 PM   #11
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Trust no one - the ich is out there.
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Old 03-12-2012, 07:20 PM   #12
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Cool, I should still steer clear of fish that I can visably see ich on though, right? Most of their SW tanks are run on a central system , but it doesn't matter now since I will automatically QT all arrivals with hypo. So I don't need to worry about avoiding EVERY tank if one has ich, right?

One more question. Is it possible that a fish in an ich infected tank could NOT bring over ich? I am going to QT all of the fish no matter what, just curious. Thanks!

On the WWB article, it said 30-45 days would do to rid the fish of the parasite. Have you found this to be a good estimate?
Sure its "possible" ,,the fish could have just got done playing host and is in the clear for a few days..No way to ever tell though..
I would ask for a discount on a fish with visible signs of ick..Do they still sell fish full of spots??Do they ever say they treat their tanks?
30-45 days is a good estimate of the life cycle,but is an estimate,thats why they say leaving a tank fallow for 6-8 weeks is best..If your doing hypo on a fish 32 days is what i have always went by
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They even told me that they don't QT, but they fix a problem as soon as it arises. Not sure that is very effective though...
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Its not effective at all. Even if they treat the one that has ich most fish store tanks are piped together so its passed around anyway best preventative is to qt all fish and you won't have any problems
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Are Clownfish ok with hypo? I thought I might have read that they are sensitive to it.....

Also, when I set up my QT, is it enough just to take a filter pad(s) out of my 30g? Will the tank be cycled? I ma thinking of using my 20g. I want to get a Snowflake Clown, so I definitely don't want to risk losing it.

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I've read a few articals where people have hypoed clown fish successfully without incident. You can put the pad in the qt tank but it will take time to cycle. when I did mine I used a few damsels to help along with 2 sponges and filter material
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Are Clownfish ok with hypo? I thought I might have read that they are sensitive to it.....

Also, when I set up my QT, is it enough just to take a filter pad(s) out of my 30g? Will the tank be cycled? I ma thinking of using my 20g. I want to get a Snowflake Clown, so I definitely don't want to risk losing it.

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IMO and IME clowns are one of the more hardier at going through FW dips and hypo,,versus say ,an angel or puffer..I have put 9 clowns through hypo and all did just fine ..
Just use a piece or 2 of LR from the display,a scoop of sand and the sponge from display...Instant QT ,no cycling necessary ,,i have done it this way countless times..
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Awesome, thanks!
How big do the pieces of rock have to be? Could Ij ust put in more sand instead of rock?

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I hope to get this new guy soon, maybe sometime next week.
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Awesome, thanks!
How big do the pieces of rock have to be? Could Ij ust put in more sand instead of rock?

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I hope to get this new guy soon, maybe sometime next week.
Probably,but another reason i put some rock in is for hiding spots..Not big ,baseball size ones ..
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Probably,but another reason i put some rock in is for hiding spots..Not big ,baseball size ones ..
Cool thanks.

Can I add the rock/sand/pads/ while the tank is already at hyposalinity conditions?
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