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Old 07-16-2003, 05:51 PM   #21
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Thanks a bunch, Reefrunner. Still gotz some questions for ya, though...

Apparently I don't know what a sponge filter is. Is this simply a sponge that you soak in your sump for a week and then throw on a powerhead in the quarentine tank?

What would be a good "source of ammonia" to put in the tank if I were to keep it going all the time, and how would I know how much to use?

If you don't have hostile fish in your tank, do you have to do the plastic container part? It seems a little extreme for my tank (chromis are wimps). Also, what kind of container do you use? I see LFSs using little hamster running balls for eels and stuff a lot.
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Hara:

I don't really like my system of feeding anyway. Do you have a better recommendation? These cubes of frozen food are WAY too big for my tank. One could feed my tank for nearly a month. I'd love to have a better way of doing it. What is better to feed with than brine?

I've heard that about the higher temps making ich die off faster. It's encouraging to hear the same thing twice every once in a while, hehe.
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I've heard that about the higher temps making ich die off faster. It's encouraging to hear the same thing twice every once in a while, hehe.
That is only true when a proper treatment is in place. Raising the temperature without a proper cure in place will allow the parasite to multiply faster and infest your fish at an inceased rate. It will do nothing to stem the progress of the parasite.

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Apparently I don't know what a sponge filter is. Is this simply a sponge that you soak in your sump for a week and then throw on a powerhead in the quarentine tank?
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You could put a hermit crab or two in there and feeding them regularly would beep the filter built up (to a degree) and the hermits could be put in the sump while the fish is in quarantine.

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If there is little chance your fish will have any aggression towards the new fish, no you don't. I use the Lee's critter keepers
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Steve-S:

Does having no hosts in the tank and a UV sterilizer count?
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Reefrunner, what's the going price on one of those things? A quarantine tank sounds like the way to go for me. That way I can be impatient, get the fish I want, and keep them in the quarantine tank until this problem blows over.

Also, I don't have a sump, I just have a CPR Backpack filter. Would it suffice to put the sponge in that for a week? Or does it have to be a wet-dry?
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Does having no hosts in the tank and a UV sterilizer count?
I'm not sure what you mean by that? Please expand....

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You said that keeping the tank warmer would only make ich go away faster if the conditions were right, and the root of the ich problem was being solved. Does having no hosts (i.e. no fish, or no infected fish at least) and a UV sterilizer running qualify as stemming the problem?
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If you don't have a sump, you may want to consider keeping the tank running all the time. A sponge filter won't fit in your cpr bakpak, and I wouldn't recommend it if it did

If there is a fish in the tank, infected or not, there is a host for the parasite.
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Oh yeah, you should be able to pick one up at the LFS for around 5-10 dollars depending on what prices are like where your at.
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