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Old 08-21-2004, 05:16 PM   #11
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well my question was how long can I keep cupramine in the tank to assure that no parasites shall come up.
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I have tried 2 month's but, it came back after 2 weeks.
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fishboy i wish i had an answer for you !! i dont ever have these issues i guess im lucky ! just had a kole tang with ick so i bought two more cleaners and its gone now somethings not right somewhere in your set up !! did ya add a new fish in that two weeks?? imo i think people try to dose and fix what they think is wrong and cause more undue stress on their animals ! like the first time they see a fish scratch the freak out !! i dont and things end up ok for me i lets things ride out before any treatment of any sort and things either clear up or wasnt anything from the get go !! not saying thats what you should do cause with out seeing your set up first hand and or how you maintain your tanks it could be trouble ! mabe im lucky cause i really only get my fish for the most part from one store !
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Well, I have not added any fish for quite sometime. I just want to make sure that all the parasites are killed and exposed to the copper, so I am trying to figure out how long can I have it in my tank in order for no reocurrence.
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id guess ya have wiped them out by now
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Since the fallow period is recommended to be 6 weeks, then I'm guessing that covers the entire life cycle of ICH and therefore 2 months should have been more than adequate.
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What parasite are you treating for?
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Ich & Marine velvet, I need to know how long would it take to kill all of them if they are exposed to copper since I have treated my tank for 2 month's and it happened again now wiping out my hippo tang, purple tang and about to wiupe out others.
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2 months should easily be long enough so either the dosing isn't correct or it's something else entirely.
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either the dosing isn't correct or it's something else entirely.
I would agree. What level is the Cupramine being maintained at and what test kit are you using to measure it? Was the Cupramine purchased recently?

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