Last week I lost a Yellow Longnose Butterfly to Ich, but he was only in my main tank for 3 days so I decided to play things by ear before removing all my fish. Well now my Powder Blue Tang has Ich spots on him today. So this morning I took off from work, drove to my LFS
and picked up a 30 gal
tank and stand combo to set up a QT
. So I have filled the tank with a mixture of water from my main and ro
saltwater that I made. I added the recommended dose of cupramine to the tank and am waiting for the temperature to rise to a suitable level to add my fish.
I purchased a penguin 200 HOB
filter that flows at 200 gph
. I know I am not supposed to use the carbon filter, but I have not attached the bio-wheel either and am wondering if I should?
My current tank inhabitants in my main are (1) O. Clown, (1) Banggai Cardinal, (1) PBT, and (1) Coral Baeuty. I am hoping that QTing these fish in a 30 gal
tank is fine, correct?
I am also worried about the tank cycling since a lot of the water in it is fresh sw
. Do you think the tank will experience a cycle? If it will can I combat the ammonia with water changes or will water changes dilute the cupramine too much? I added 3 ml of cupramine to my tank as indicated and see that I should redose in 48 hours, is this a good schedule to follow or have you dosed differently with success? Any help I can get will be greatly appreciated.