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Old 04-03-2013, 04:02 PM   #1
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Quarantine tank for ick

I have been battling Ick for over a month now I have tried Kick-Ick and that stuff was garbage and the fish seemed to get worse, so i have decided to just take the fish out and put them in a quarantine tank and use Copper Power. ALL MY FISH ARE JUVENILES OR BABIES!!! I have 2 regal tangs, 2 O.clowns, one yellow tang, one henioucus, one coral beauty and one damsel. they are in a 20 gallon tank and all appear to be happy and swimming. I tested this morning and the ammonia is 1.0-2.0. I have two hang over filters (no carbon just the biological filter) and a bubblier. how can i get rid of the ammonia or am i starting the cycle again? i used water out of my DT.
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Old 04-03-2013, 04:18 PM   #2
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I have been battling Ick for over a month now I have tried Kick-Ick and that stuff was garbage and the fish seemed to get worse, so i have decided to just take the fish out and put them in a quarantine tank and use Copper Power. ALL MY FISH ARE JUVENILES OR BABIES!!! I have 2 regal tangs, 2 O.clowns, one yellow tang, one henioucus, one coral beauty and one damsel. they are in a 20 gallon tank and all appear to be happy and swimming. I tested this morning and the ammonia is 1.0-2.0. I have two hang over filters (no carbon just the biological filter) and a bubblier. how can i get rid of the ammonia or am i starting the cycle again? i used water out of my DT.
With 2 regal tangs, 1 yellow tang and 1 heniochus, what size tank did they come out of.
For the ammonia, just keep up with water changes. 5 gals per day should be nothing compared to what your used to.
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Old 04-03-2013, 04:21 PM   #3
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Id go bare bottom QT, fresh water dip, and Garlic Guard in there food and Hyposalinity of 1.016 but you gatta lower the salinity slowly to prevent salinity shock my regal came down with ick and that's what I did and after fresh water dip put them in a fresh container of salt water before you add to QT
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Old 04-03-2013, 05:09 PM   #4
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Like i said they are babies and about half a inch long, they came out of a 125g tank

and I have already started the copper treatment so i cant do hypo

thank you both
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Old 04-03-2013, 05:39 PM   #5
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I wouldn't use copper it can be fatal if not dosed properly or checked with a test kit

And if your useing copper treatment in display the rock will absorb it and u won't be able to have any inverts
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Old 04-03-2013, 05:45 PM   #6
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The stuff that i use is safe and the copper is tested everyday and it is where it needs to be. This is the stuff that i use, I know that the hypo method is safer but i don't trust it.

Copper Power, Marine Copper Treatment, 4 oz
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Old 04-03-2013, 06:12 PM   #7
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That is a lot of fish (even if babies) for a 20g QT. You are bound to have ammonia due to a large bio load and a tank with no BB. Keep doing water changes to keep ammonia levels down.

Keep the DT fallow for 6-8 weeks to let the Ich die off in there.
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We are still getting way off topic my question was why is the ammonia rising? they have been in there about 24 hrs and the ammonia went up, is the tank trying to run a new cycle or is it the bio-load from the fish?? again i used water from the DT so it is fully cycled
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Water doesn't cycle. The BB form on the rocks. So, yeah, your going to have a cycle. That's why you have to do lots of water changes. I keep a bio pad in my sump getting bacteria on it just for the purpose of a QT needing bacteria.
Don't use anymore water from your DT either. Ick has a free swimming stage.
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i used bio foam from my dt filter to put bb into the qt as well. there is nothing in the tank except pvc pipe and the bio foam that the regal tangs like to hide in. I just did a 5 gallon water change and it is reading about .25 to .50
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