I have been doing hypo in the QT. The guy at my LFS
said to get the clowns that were not showing signs out of there and put them back in the display tank. They are back in the DT now and look great now for a couple days. The butterfly that that caused this in the first place is currently in the QT under hypo. She seems to be doing a lot better. Just seems happier and has not had any signs of ich for a couple days. I'm figuring on leaving the butterfly in QT to assure she is clean and then put her back. The guy at the LFS
states I am wasting my time trying to have a sterile tank, that parasites are inevitable. Having your parameters optimal and fish as healthy as possible will eliminate most occurrences of the ich parasite. The store I am referring to is a very impressive shop that is immaculate as far as tanks and all the fish are popping with color and no signs of any stress. The owner has over forty years experience as a diver and building commercial aquatic systems. The systems they have running the store are out of this world. For this hobby, it is a place of awe and quite amazing. I understand it is preferable to have a disease free tank and that sounds wonderful but battling something for months that is going to happen again does seem pointless. Maintaining optimal water conditions and healthy inhabitants feels quite rational. I appreciate all the help here and want to be clear that I am not trying to be impatient, just realistic. Searching the internet on this subject has an immense array of opinions and quite a bit of controversy. I have no interest in opinions but rather facts. It's really easy to get caught up in your hobby, become a genius at it and take it to the extreme. I do it with almost all my interests. There is certainly a science behind this and scientific answers to all its problems. Thanks to all your replies and suggestions and best of luck in the hobby.