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Old 11-24-2012, 12:52 AM   #1
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Rid ich plus and live rock

Can't believe I made this mistake. It has been a few years since I had a running aquarium. Cycled my tank for 4 weeks and purchased a small clown. After a week I noticed it had a minor case of ich so I grab a bottle of Rid Ich Plus and started to treat my tank. After my third dosage it hit me it's probably not a good idea to mix with my live rock. Sure enough it is not. Did I just ruin my 15 pounds of live rock or hopefully I realized my mistake and stopped it early enough? Also in the near future I wanted to start adding soft corals. Did I ruin those plans as well? Need advice, can I try to cure my rock, is my biological filter shot? Thanks for any advice
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Old 11-24-2012, 12:54 AM   #2
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How big is your tank?
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Old 11-24-2012, 01:05 AM   #3
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14 gallon biocube
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Old 11-24-2012, 10:45 AM   #4
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Well I would say you have a great qt tank now. That rock is cooked for use with any corals or inverts but it would still work as a filter for fish in a qt tank. As for the tank some wouldn't use it now either bit with a few good rinses it should be safe enough IMO
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What is the active ingredient in rid ick?
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Old 11-24-2012, 01:13 PM   #6
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I would say if you run carbon for say three or four weeks changing it every so often you'll be ok. I read so where that rid ich doesn't leech into the rock but I can't find it again but most meds are removed with carbon. Plus you didn't use very much of it correct.
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Old 11-24-2012, 10:25 PM   #7
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I barely used any. I'm running carbon now and plus I think my protein skimmer picked up most of it because the waste was blue every time I emptied it. The rock is still blooming with algae (not sure if that makes any difference). I also forgot to mention I had three hermits in there which are still very active. Not seeing any staining or anything like that. I guess time will tell and worst comes to worst I can keep it as a expensive qt tank or start over. On a lighter note, clown has no more ich on it, guess the product works well on them
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I doubt you'll have a problem
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