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Old 03-02-2012, 05:45 PM   #71
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I have been under the assumption lately that everything is contaminated. With that mindset, it is easy to want to QT and take good measures to try and make sure nothing gets in your display.
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Old 03-02-2012, 06:08 PM   #72
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I have been under the assumption lately that everything is contaminated. With that mindset, it is easy to want to QT and take good measures to try and make sure nothing gets in your display.
++1 to this, one can never be too careful in this hobby, quarantine is as important to having a tank to keep fish in my opinion
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Old 03-02-2012, 06:14 PM   #73
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I think i may do this. Makes sense and will be drug free.

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. The problem is, moving a fish from an infected tank to a clean tank is a proven cure. It is one of the variations on the daily water change method that I mentioned in my first article on Cryptocaryon irritans (Colorni, 1987). In that paper, Colorni describes moving an infected fish between two tanks. The tanks are cleaned and dried between uses, thereby ridding them of tomonts. He instructs to do this every three days for ten days. This is very similar to what happened with the Purple Tang. There should have been two more moves, but Cratylus got lucky with just the one.
I believe this is called the bounce effect but all it takes is one little bugger to be transferred and takes a lot of effort, hypo is the only way for ich and less stress on the fish. I think a fresh water bath with melafix before hypo in quarantine is a good way to go
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Then thats what ill do. Im a paramedic damint i fix all!!!

Buying a new 10 gallon tmrw.

Going to set it up toss a shrimp in and pray.

Cycle cycle shake shake

And in they go.

What do i have to lose???
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Old 03-02-2012, 09:54 PM   #75
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Update from the hubby. ( im at the station) he says the clown is fine the scooter is good but the gamma still seems stressed.

He said the hawkfish in the dt is not eating. Im mot sure why, water chem outstanding.
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Old 03-02-2012, 09:57 PM   #76
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@Don, avoiding unknown water intro into your DT should always be on your mind. I follow a similar protocol for inverts after acclimating them. Not everything can be properly QT'd at home unless you have the space, money and time for it, so do the best you can.

@Georgia, your drawing makes me want to cut and paste from various articles and make a similar diagram I can post when this issue comes up. Great work on that.
Honey my drawings are Van Go!! Lol (spelling)
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Old 03-03-2012, 03:35 PM   #77
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I believe you now understand the life cycle and why Hyposalinity is the safest cure, most natural cure.

I have a dozen corals that just completed a drip acclimation, they were removed and water was gently shaken off. They are now in a CoarlRx bath, to be followed by a double bath of tank water before going into the tank. This lowers the chance of bringing the Ich parasite into the DT to close to 0. Notice I did not say zero, as there is always some small chance. I would need to keep them in a separate frag tank for a month to make that happen. I just don't have the room for that.
When you say coralrx do you mean iodine dip?
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Coral rx is a great product that gets rid of any parasites and such off corals with least amount of stress, great strategy to use before introducing to display
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Coral rx is a great product that gets rid of any parasites and such off corals with least amount of stress, great strategy to use before introducing to display
Interesting. What chemical properties does it have?
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I believe they are all natural extracts no iodine which in turn less stress to corals, it works I use it myself a five to ten minute bath does the trick
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