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Old 08-04-2011, 02:07 PM   #1
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I think im failing..

Every.. Single fish of mine has ich.. Every.. My 75 gl is dieing of quick.. My oscars of 6+ months in my 100gl now have ich.. Im at a complete loss.. My 28 gl with sleeper goby 1 perc clown cleaner shrimp and damsel is perfecto.. But my 2 main tanks are crashn?!?! Think it might be my body wash contaminating there water???

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Old 08-04-2011, 02:18 PM   #2
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first of all,i'm confused why you have an ammonia reading??
that should a big 0...
That is your stress right there...your tank has probably always had ich(if you never QTed and treated your fish)..that is causing the outbreaks ...personally i don't think it has anything to do with your body wash
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Old 08-04-2011, 04:58 PM   #3
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Absolutley right.. All my test kits are red sea and have been doing bad readings.. My parameters were perfect BUT my salt was very very high
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Like 1.035 high.. I have all my inverts drip aclimating to go into my qt tank and i have a bi color angel already in there..should be interesting to see what happens
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big water change and knock salt level down slowly to 1.021 to hypo the tank and kill off the ick. and also raise temp slowly up over few days with lowering salt level to 78*

Get some Ick attack natural as well, its safe for LR and corals It'll take a few bottles to clean that up.

Are you topping off with saltwater? Why do you have your salinity so high?
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Old 08-04-2011, 05:27 PM   #6
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Didnt know it was so high.. My gfs jid musta moved refractormeter knob so i was miss reading the whole time
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Old 08-04-2011, 05:28 PM   #7
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Like 1.035 high.. I have all my inverts drip aclimating to go into my qt tank and i have a bi color angel already in there..should be interesting to see what happens

Why are you putting the inverts in the QT? You can't treat the QT with anything that will rid the ich if the inverts are in there. Ich won't live on them in the DT, so it is best to leave them there if you are treating for ich in the QT.
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Old 08-04-2011, 05:45 PM   #8
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Im not treating anyone had to get them out of the main tank. The bicolor angel thats already in there isnt sick i was just making sure he wasnt gunna. And with me waking up to a dead fosh everymorning im glad i had him in there
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Old 08-04-2011, 06:21 PM   #9
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As for the oscars.. I know this belongs in freshwater but i had it in the first thread.. They were eating live fish once in awhile and im pretty sure they got it from them since my parrotfish and pleco do not have it?
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Think it might be my body wash contaminating there water???
No. Ich is a parasite and it MUST be introduced into the system. Nothing can make it appear if it's not already there.
Also, saltwater ich and freshwater ich are 2 totally different species so having ich in a FW tank will not/can not be transferred to the SW tank.
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