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Old 06-25-2013, 09:23 AM   #1
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Marine ich in reef

Hey guys anyone got any idea on how to treat marine ich in a reef tank I'm looking after my friends clown fish for a month and a half and it's now got ich I think it may be from my damsel harassing it I'm getting rid of it anyway
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Old 06-25-2013, 11:22 AM   #2
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There are 2 effective ways to treat ich, both of which will require a QT tank. You will need to remove all the fish and put then in QT, and then treat then with a copper based medicine, or the other way is by hypo salinity. In order to completely eradicate it, your DT must be fallow for around 8 weeks, so all the ich will die off due to no host...
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Thanks guys I don't have a QT tank and if I was to set one up would I be able to use the ceramic rings or bio foam out of my normal tank to instantly cycle the tank? I have corals so any filter media that comes out will stay out cos I don't want copper to kill my corals
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Thanks guys I don't have a QT tank and if I was to set one up would I be able to use the ceramic rings or bio foam out of my normal tank to instantly cycle the tank? I have corals so any filter media that comes out will stay out cos I don't want copper to kill my corals
Yes, but keep in mind if you treat with copper to discard after using, as it will leech into your DT when/if put back...
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Yea ill probably keep it all out just need to buy a tank now haha
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Pretty sure petco is doing $1/gallon now... Good time to get one lol good luck Daryl!
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No petco in Australia
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No petco in Australia
Craigslist lol??
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I got gumtree but everyone wants 100 for like a 20 gal tank :/
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