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Old 09-03-2009, 01:39 PM   #1
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The Ich setback, don't let this happen to you

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Now that I've had some time I figured i would post some photos about the ramifications of not QT'ing your fish prior to adding them to the DT like i did and won't do again.

Tank Prior to ICH


During the capture
LR in QT Tank

LR in buckets

DT after the Hunt

The Setup QT

The Scape re-done after the QT setup and capture


FYI, all of the fish are doing excellent and aren't showing any signs of ich and still in hyposalinity treatment with 50% PWC's every other day at a specific gravity of 1.007-009 and all of the inverts in the DT are doing well and survived the major disruption. To be honest I was worried they would be adversely affected but my worries were unfounded and seem to be more active in hypo. They have been in for two weeks now and plan on another 3 to 5 weeks before they get introduced into the DT. IMO all fish should go through QT/treatment prior to adding them to the DT to avoid what I went through, (Lost 1 caribbean tang and took 3 days to get everything sorted out) however bad it seems It could have been a lot worse and wouldn't of happened if I put the fish through QT first. For those of you who say I don't need to do that, good luck to you. Remember the fish you are looking to buy may not show any external signs if ich but may have it on their gills or just be a carrier and not affected by ich so be careful.
Thanks to all the members who helped me out with the way to go and how to do it, it's been a stressful but huge learning experience that should and could be avoided. I do like the scape better this way then before.

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Old 09-03-2009, 02:14 PM   #2
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Glad everything starting to shape up. How did the boss take it?
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Old 09-03-2009, 02:32 PM   #3
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Glad everything starting to shape up. How did the boss take it?
Thanks for asking, she took it OK and was very helpful throughout everything, when I get them back in the DT I would like to get another caribbean and an anemone for the clowns. As for the rest I'm pleased with the way everything went and my new scape.
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You caught that just in time, everything still looks great. Glad the boss is okay with it. This is a good thing for her to learn. I don't think she'll be giving up fish any time soon.
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You caught that just in time, everything still looks great. Glad the boss is okay with it. This is a good thing for her to learn. I don't think she'll be giving up fish any time soon.
Thanks Flake. Thank god we did catch it, I can't believe how quickly things can go south with ich. It's amazing how much she learned and understands, she checks on them everyday and uses a magnifying glass that she found to examine everyone in all 3 tanks for signs of white spots. She loves her fish and wants to get more and more involved. She was actually consoling me by saying daddy that's OK these things happen sometimes then began helping me dismantle the DT. That one blew me away.
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That's just adorable. You're got lucky with her.
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No Doubt, Thanks.
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Great post! Wow, I love BOTH aquascapes!
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I know its not worth it but I like the new scape better than the old. You are now officially the poster child for QT'ing fish! LOL
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