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Old 02-23-2012, 06:47 PM   #31
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I don't think all fish have ich, but many of them do. We treat it because an ich infestation can kill the host.
Do not use copper in the display tank, and you don't need to use copper at all, because you are using hypo, which is a lot less harsh on your fish.
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Old 02-23-2012, 06:51 PM   #32
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Old 02-23-2012, 08:14 PM   #33
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All fish do not have ick..Tank bred ones don't,unless they are mistakenly housed with wild caught ones..
The reason to QT is to keep parasites out of DT and to give new arrivals some down time...Lets them get food without competing with established tank mates too and being bullied while still in shock from shipping and/or transfers..
IMO there is no reason not to QT.
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Old 02-23-2012, 11:29 PM   #34
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Wow, just wow to that LFS.
Where will the clown go?
We're also in hypo right now - Facing facts - ich confirmed, going fallow - so I totally sympathize.
We've gotten a handle on pH following advice from that thread and around the web. Using a very very slow drip of sodium bicarbonate water. So slow you don't want to sit there and time it, I gave up after 5 minutes. Kind of a pain to set up initially, but much better than constantly trying to adjust.
We also put an airstone in one HOB filter (with it in the tank the fish seemed a bit spooked). Since we have two HOBs running, there is plenty of movement.

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Old 02-24-2012, 12:20 AM   #35
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Well he came home with a needle nose hawk, a feather duster and many button polyps that he glued to my favorite purple LR.

I love him. What was i supposed to do.

So they are in the DT. All chemistries reading perfect. Ill keep an eye on the hawk.


All the years that were in between then and now this is the first I've heard of a QT tank for a "chillin vacation" but i do like the thought behind it and see it as a great thing.
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Old 02-24-2012, 08:34 AM   #36
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Another good read
An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure: A Quarantine Tank for Everything by Steven Pro - Reefkeeping.com
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Old 02-25-2012, 09:46 PM   #37
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Well they have no spots and look great. 3 more weeks.... Although the store said if they look better to start increasing the salinity back up.

I have TWO tanks now and both are due for there weekly water change tomorrow after church.

I think i may look into different fish diseases and find ways to effectively treat them and do that as a specialty.

OH YEAH the hubby wants a bigger tank!!!!!!! WOOOOHHJPOOOOOOOOOO
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Old 02-25-2012, 10:56 PM   #38
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That was awesome!!! Sooo educated now thank you. I want that medicine chest! And garlic! Wow!

Sick fish are Italian eaters! Lol
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Old 02-26-2012, 04:47 AM   #39
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Although the store said if they look better to start increasing the salinity back up.
NO!! Gotta keep it down at least 4 weeks. Don't give those little buggers a chance.

A little more light reading for ya:

Marine Ich - Myths and Facts

Curing Fish of Marine Ich

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Old 02-26-2012, 10:40 AM   #40
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Wow lots of Ick going around lol I also have a royal gamma and strawberry basslet in hypo at the moment good luck
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