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Old 10-12-2010, 12:55 PM   #11
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So, I had my water tested over the weekend and they said my water was good to go. So, I pick up a few damsels to start out with. Two were dead by the next morning. The other one was doing great...eating, swimming around etc...now he has Ich. Seriously? I can't catch a break...going to start treatment on him tonight. There is nothing else in the tank, so I guess I will treat him, hope I can cure it and my tank doesn't get harmed too much.
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Old 10-12-2010, 02:27 PM   #12
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you can't treat the fish in your tank. It will kill all your bacteria!!!!!!!!!!!! Please don't treat with any medications or Hypo in your tank.....
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Old 10-12-2010, 02:30 PM   #13
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How did you acclimate your fish? Other two either died by poor acclimation or your water still has ammonia or high nitrite levels.
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Yeah..getting that from everything I am reading. I am going to set up a q-tank tonight. I am just so dang frustrated. Right now, I am trying to find a cheap-o tank to setup a q-tank with. I have my old hotb filter so I can use that. I bought a new bio-wheel so, that is what is currently running on the main tank. Will it be ok to just set up the q-tank with my current water and put him in there? I swear I am not stupid about this..I am just frustrated. I had a beautiful SW tank years ago, but this time it's seems much more difficult.
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Old 10-12-2010, 02:39 PM   #15
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Yes you can use the water from the DT, but you still have to keep tabs on the water parameters in case you get an amonia spike.
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Old 10-12-2010, 02:41 PM   #16
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Do not add anything to the DT as it will have to sit emtpy to kill the ich you brought in with the Damsels. At least 6-8 weeks now.
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Fabulous. I guess that is what I get for being naive.
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Old 10-12-2010, 02:48 PM   #18
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How are you treating the damsel? Can you return it to the LFS? It was their mistake as much as it was your's.
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I haven't yet. Noticed it this morning. I will be taking him out of the dt tonight..hopefully by having a qt tank set up for him. I am sure if I take him back to the LFS they will just let him die. I think he has better chance with me, if you would believe that. I have been reading about the hypo salinity. Best way to go? I assume it will be fairly easy to bring the salinity down with a new qt tank. Thoughts?
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I would check to make sure you don't still have either ammonia or nitrites in your tank. It sounds a lot like the LFS said your water was good to go when it was not. Looking at the time frame on your posts i really think you were not finished cycling. I agree with thincat. I would take the damsels back to your LFS since they gave you such bad information.
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