Here is an update. I moved my Tuskfish and Tang back into my main tank. I was having too much trouble trying to keep the water levels in check in the Hospital tank. I was in a rush and i set up a 10 gal
to use as a Hospital tank, it hasnt had any time to establish itself, so i have been doing constant water changes, wich i think may be stressing the fish out as much as anything else.
Last night i added carbon to the Ehime filter on the Hospital tank to remove the Cu from the water. Today, I filled half a 5 gal
bucket with RO
water, brought the salinity and the temp up to the same levels as the Hospital tank, and my Main tank. I added 2ml of Amquel and Novaqua to the bucket, hoping that that is enough to nutralize any residual Cu on the fish from the Hospital tank. I dipped the fish into the bucket for 1 min before i added them back into my main tank.
I left lights off in the main tank afer moving the fish for the rest of today. The tang is moving freely around the tank. It looks like he as happy to be home. The tusk hid behind some rocks for most of the day. He is out now at the top of the tank swimming into the current frome the water return from the sump. He doesnt look 100% yet but he looks a lot better than he did.
I spoke with the owner of my LFS
today, he said that if after reintroducing the fish back to the main tank, they start showing signs of Ick agian, he wold house and treat my fish and eel in his QT in the store basement. I hope i dont have to take him up on this, but it's good to know that i have that option.