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Old 03-13-2011, 10:43 AM   #1
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Ick in my tank

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I want to rasie the temperature in my tank to kill off the ick. I have a 75 gallon and I have a 150 watts heater in there should I add another one and what temperature should I set it at?

I had done this in my 29 gallon and it worked great!

I just can't seem to get the heat high in the 75 with one heater so I guess I can put two since I have one more.

Will the heat affect my snails? Anemones? Corals? Anything?

Please help
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Old 03-13-2011, 11:17 AM   #2
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Isn't it the COLDER the water the better? Even though temp isn't the best solution to ich. Feed vitamins, keep wm healthy, QT. I'm treating a yallow tang with ich now with a mixture of copper, slightly low salinity, and soak food in garlic supplement full of everything for strong immunity. Is it in more than onw fish? How long do you think its been exposed to your 75g?
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Old 03-13-2011, 12:24 PM   #3
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Temperature WILL NOT cure Ich, just speed up the life cycle if you raise the temp.

Only treatment of ALL fish in a QT will rid the tank of Ich. You need to treat with either copper (i don't recommend this treatment) or Hyposalinity in a QT tank while leaving the DT fish free for 6 - 8 weeks.

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http://www.advancedaquarist.com/issu...2003/mini1.htm
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