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Old 04-16-2007, 02:14 PM   #11
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I have a flame angel fish in the DT. He has no ick. should i move him to a QT tank too? Or should i wait for visible signs of ick before i move him too?
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Old 04-16-2007, 02:58 PM   #12
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This is alot of fish for a 20g qt. Here is some information on qt procedures:

http://www.reefkeeping.com/issues/20...ture/index.php

As for fish selections, I personally would not hesitate in trading back the Heniochus and Paracanthurus. These will all outgrow a 72g IME.
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If you had ick in your main, you've still got ick in your main IMO. You've probably moved the ick to the 20g also. Get the inverts out of the 20g and try the hypo.

I think you've got a problem that will ony get worse unless you take some more drastic and consistent action.

BTW, what was your most recent reading for nitrate in the 20g?
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Ok I see also that that was your QT. Sorry I misunderstood. I agree with James that still ise too much for the QT. The best thing to do is to QT your fish and treat with hyposalinity and keep your main fishless for 8 weeks to break the life cycle of the parasite. But as I said your QT will be too small for all of them.
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Old 04-16-2007, 06:53 PM   #15
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Ok thanks for the info. I will get another 20gal for another QT and leave my main 72gal fishless.

My QT has 10 nitrate but ill change 10 gallon tonight.

I have been using the garlic with marine cuisine and frozen formula 2.

Im planning to get another tank in a year or so so i should be ok in the future. Now, they have plenty of space to swim.

Thanks for the help!
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Props, for you taking the great advice that has been given. I always like to see that!
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Old 04-16-2007, 08:46 PM   #17
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well, ived dumped alot of money in this tank/livestock and im not about to loose them !!

I have already gone through 300Gal of ro water and salt in a month just to keep my water parameter in excellent condition.

What's worst about all of this is that my ro water is in the basement and the aquarium is on the top level of our 5 level split foyer house so I get alot of exercise.

I wanted to get more lr but my seaclone 150 was not working for me so i invested in an Aqua C protein skimmer.

Hopefully, this would be my last big investment for a while.
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Cool deal! Make sure you cycle your new QT.
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