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Old 08-08-2005, 01:51 PM   #1
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ICK HELP! Is malachite green in aqueous solution ok???

ICK HELP! Is malachite green in aqueous solution ok???
Is this ok for saltwater?
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Old 08-08-2005, 07:30 PM   #2
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Malachite green is pretty nasty stuff and will not fair well in the main system. It can very adversely affect your invert populations and newly aquired LR. It's affectiveness on C. irritans is also quite hit and miss, more miss than anything.

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To add, no Malac green is not an efective solution against ich (crypt). I would go for a QT tank running copper solution and your tank water for 4-6 weeks and allowing your main tank to go fallow. Not much else is effective in this situation. Unfortunatly the bigger the tank the bigger the problem. You have a big problem. Make sure to monitor the concentration of copper and keep it above .15ppm. I go for .2. Did you add that "Just one more fish???"
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i used paraguard wich uses machlite in it didnot seem to work well and i think i killed 2 fish with a overdose not a happy day use copper if you can i did hypo and it worked for the ich had a huge rise in nitrates for the rock i killed caused some nasty bacterial problems wich im still dealing with to some degree 2 monthes latter

got a 67g tank for qt and it will never happen again
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In a qt stetting maybe. But why not use a good med like cupramine?
All must be used in this way.
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i used paraguard wich uses machlite in it didnot seem to work well and i think i killed 2 fish with a overdose not a happy day use copper if you can i did hypo and it worked for the ich had a huge rise in nitrates for the rock i killed caused some nasty bacterial problems wich im still dealing with to some degree 2 monthes latter

got a 67g tank for qt and it will never happen again
Did you use hypo in your main tank with the live rock?
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copper treatments work well
my fish had them bad but after 2 days they were gone (treated for 7 days total)
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i moved as much rock and all the inverts to a 20g tank and used hypo on the 130 and just added the rock from to 20g back to reseed the rock i killed
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