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Old 06-16-2013, 04:31 PM   #11
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Will get the kh down and do the changes. Many thanks.
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It takes time and lots of patience. That's why it's worth doing.

Fish get sick because of a combination of two things; environmental stress that crashes the fishes immune system, which is their slime coating and the existence of parasites. Obviously, in the ocean they are constantly exposed, but their slime coat protects them. Tangs have very thin slime coats, so stress will get them exposed first.

So it's the basics that matter, water quality and a low stress environment. Good feeding habits also decrease stress.


As to corals, again it's water quality along with flow and lighting.
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Make any changes slowly.
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Will do. Once again many thanks.
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Keep us posted, wish you good luck.
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Old 06-16-2013, 09:38 PM   #16
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Following...hoping for a happy ending...

I had MV and am finally going to leave my DT fallow and treat my surviving Chromis in a QT. I'm going to try Marex (by Aquatronics). Read that it works like copper, but is not as finicky with levels. Found it on eBay (apparently it is difficult to find). Never used it, so we will see...
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That stuff has been around a long time.
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Old 06-16-2013, 11:49 PM   #18
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That stuff has been around a long time.
Yeah, just never tried it before. I think its something slightly different than copper, but I think less time treating and supposed to work as well or better. Just trying something new....we'll see how it goes...
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I'll look up that treatment. I presume it's reef safe?
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I'm going to read up on it more. I'm not sure that it is reef safe. I'm using it in QT, so I'm not so worried about that. I like that its not copper, so apparently not as harsh on the fish and does not stay in the tank forever like copper does.
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