In future if you need to switch treatments like that (which I don't recommend), always make sure you run carbon for a full
day as well as the the water change first. Chemical interactions between the two "cures" can easily do more damage than the problem you are trying to cure. With the size of the tank you are trying to treat, the greenex could easily poison the system if proper volume displacement is not calculated correctly. Either way these types of "quick cures" are hit and miss.
Who is the manufacturere of the "kick ick"? The only one I have ever found effective is made by Fishvet. Also known as Ecolibrium
Trying to catch that many fish is indeed a daunting task. One more reason to QT new arrivals.. 8O
You do not need to cycle the QT. It can be easily kick started
with some media from the display tanks filtration, a corner filter and heater. Then using water from the main tank to fill the QT will allow for a match of salinity and PH that will greatly reduce shock in the transfered fish. Once the temp is stable you are good to go. Just stay ontop of water changes for possible ammonia traces, the rest will come along shortly.
With that many fish to treat, I would personally go with hyposalinity
. It would greatly reduce the chances of fish loss. Be very mindful of alk
and PH during the salinity drop, with that many fish it will be more of a concern than normal.
Also keep in mind that the display tank must
stay empty for 4 weeks in order to be sure the parasite is eradicated. Adding fish back any sooner and you will risk re-infection...