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Old 03-09-2005, 12:34 PM   #11
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Two snails, two bristle worms and one red crab
Can you move them to a tupperware container or a bucket along with the rock? All you would need is a PH and a small heater.
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Old 03-09-2005, 01:06 PM   #12
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Yeah, I'll have everything for the fuge some time later this week when the power heads show up. I have 2 heaters in the mixing saltwater so I can use one of those. So even if I can't get the fuge hooked into my main I can run it stand alone for the critters.

Thanks for the idea.
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Old 03-09-2005, 01:16 PM   #13
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The rock was just base rock that I didn't use in my main when I set it up. Nothing on it but bioload from being in the QT tank. Would you still expect a lot of die off?
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Nothing on it but bioload from being in the QT tank. Would you still expect a lot of die off?
Ah, in that case I would not expect much. Sorry, thought it was LR.
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Thanks! You're better off assuming the worst so that you have the best shot at information dissemination so I completely understand! I was hoping this would be the case because I really think it is helping the QT environment. My ammo's been a steady zero for the entire time the two fish have been in there. I've only done one water change on it so far (well two considering last night's water addition) so I really think it has the handle on my bioload.

And speaking of filtration... I'm running one of those little bubble-sponge-type filter things on this tank. The tank is stable so I guess that's good. There isn't a whole lot of flow in the tank though (since it is just what it bubbles up). Should there be more flow in there (and if so, how much more)? Is this adequate "filtration" for the tank? (rock is probably 2# in the 15g with maybe 2.5-3" of fish).

The two fish are a tiny gramma (no outward signs of ich) and the (ich riddled) purple tang (who is also very small, still bearing more of a triangle shape than a teardrop).
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I think your filter will be fin.
Hypo will be very gentle on these fish. Hurry and get the refractometer in.
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The prounounced white spots that he had have faded away and now he has sort of a ... dusty look to him. Best seen on an angle. With him flat to me he looks perfectly normal. Nothing that really stands off of the fish like in the photo. Are we headed in the right direction?

The salinity has been coming down a little more slowly than I'd like because I'm only getting to water changes once a day. We're down to 1.019 now. pH is holding steady around 8.2. Ammo still in check. Did a water change today while I was moving water out and into the tank. Kept a bucket of it for the inverts that I pulled out today. Refractometer should be in tomorrow (maybe Saturday) just in time to get down to the 1.09 at the rate I'm going.

Do I need to step up the pace or is the fish going to be ok through this?
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The prounounced white spots that he had have faded away and now he has sort of a ... dusty look to him.
Now your making me nervous. Are there any other symptoms? Listlessness, heavy gilling? Are they eating?
Can you get another pic?

Afterthought, does your LFS carry Cupramine? You may want to switch gears and treat with that instead. What you describe above sound a little like velvet and Cupramine would cover all the bases.
It may not be, but the "dusty" appearence has me a little concerned.
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Do you have a link to velvet? I know you've posted them in the past. Let me see if I can wake him up for a picture.
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Old 03-10-2005, 11:18 PM   #20
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Her is our article.
http://www.aquariumadvice.com/showqu...q=2&fldAuto=46
Just being cautious, hypo would not be effective with velvet . I confered with Steve and he stated that it may just be a secondary infection from the irratation. If that is the case, good water quality and good foods fortified with [acronym="Highly Unsaturated Fatty Acid"]HUFA[/acronym] would most likely clear that up.
The spots will come and go, its all part of the life cycle.
BTW, would you be willing to donate that picture for a future article? You would recieve credit for it.
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