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Old 04-21-2006, 07:08 PM   #31
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I am totally at a loss here to explain this
Your problem is that ich can live in a tank without a host/fish for up to 8 weeks. The only way to guarantee it is not in the main is to leave it fallow for 6-8weeks, preferably the later. It is very likely it has been infected again. In the future I would also acclimate it back to the tank slower. Add the tank water in intervals until it is doubled, then remove half the water and do it again. Should take about one hour.

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Old 04-21-2006, 07:18 PM   #32
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I'm not sure you understand...the main tank has NEVER had a fish in it. It is a brand new set up. Besides the live rock and the cleanup crew, there has never been anything added to this tank...where would the ich have come from in the main tank?


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Old 04-22-2006, 11:51 AM   #33
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Originally Posted by pkremer
where would the ich have come from in the main tank?
Unfortunately, you are the victim of what hobbyists rarely believe will ever happen and fail to plan for...

live rock and the cleanup crew
Anything wet, especially hard surface materials can/will transport parasites into the display tank just the same as an infected fish. I am by no means trying to make you feel bad, it's a hard one to grasp sometimes but it happens all too often.

Did you get the copper test kit figured out properly and what was the daily reading over the two week period of treatment?

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