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Old 11-16-2011, 11:38 PM   #1
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My gramma has ick, no qt

i have 2 clowns and a gramma who has ick
i have mushrooms and snails in my tank
can i run a bare bottom 5.5 gal using water from my main display and treat ick there??
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since the clowns have not yet paired and there will be no rock or sand in the tank is a 10 gal better?
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Old 11-17-2011, 12:05 AM   #3
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help please
will the tank cycle
U want to know about the ick or cycling tank? I thought ur tank was cycled? Ur 5.5 won't do a cycle if u use DT water to treat the fish. Are u sure it has ick? Put the fish in the 5.5 for now and start treating. It's small, but u can save them.
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my main tank is cycled, i dont have a qt
what is dt water?
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my main tank is cycled, i dont have a qt
what is dt water?
Display tank water. Use the 5.5 then.
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would a 10 be better, would a biowheel be enough filtration
what would you use to treat
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is there a difference between ich and ick?
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would a 10 be better, would a biowheel be enough filtration
what would you use to treat
Zach, some of this stuff your going to have to research. I've never had to treat for ick, but I will give you two ways u can google. Hypo salinity or copper based treatment. U can also search threads on AA. But to answer your other question, yes, the 10 would be a lot better. Bio wheel is fine. Don't forget the heater. No live rock or sand. Bare bottom will work. Hypo is the cheapest way. Basically lower salinity. I hope I helped and I wish u luck.
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is there a difference between ich and ick?
Same. It's spelled ich. I didn't wanna confuse u.
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thanks, i will qt the fish this weekwnd, also i assume it is safe to add inverts and corals to the dt as they cannit host ich, thanks for all of your help
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