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Old 02-11-2012, 05:21 PM   #1
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Hi all, new to forum. I recently assumed responsibility for a new 310 litre tank. All was going well but now young Clown Loaches introduced 3 weeks ago have White Spot, and 3yr old Clown Loaches and other fish have caught it. Interpet White Spot Remover advises to remove Carbon and Zeolite Filter Media. I have an Aquamanta 400 External Filter which has "Advanced Ceramic Media" in it. Do I remove this and the carbon? Urgent help please - thanks in advance!
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Old 02-11-2012, 05:33 PM   #2
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I would give the tank a general syphon and clean,then take out the carbon and zeolite,leave the other stuff in that's essential for the tank to run properly{keeps the friendly bacteria in place} then start the treatment but at half dosage for starters as clowns can be sensitive to some medications.
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Thanks Stingrays4! So I'm right in thinking the "Advanced Ceramic Media" is the Zeolite then? Would it be ok to start treatment tomorrow afternoon, as late now to be syphoning and cleaning tank? Or would you start treatment anyway? Thanks again.
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Hi no the 'Advance ceramic media' is for the biological part of the filter leave this in place. Carbon is usually black and zeolite is usually white'ish colour.
Tomorrow will be fine to make a start yes to late in the day to be doing water changes
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Thanks Stingrays4. Hope all going well with your tank.
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Old 02-11-2012, 05:58 PM   #6
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Hi yes thanks for asking good luck for tomorrow and they will be alright also please keep us posted on how it goes with the medicine
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IMO no need for the medications. Ich/white spot can be treated with heat alone. Slowly raise the temperature of the tank to 86-88F and increase aeration. Leave the temp up for 1 week AFTER the last spot is seen.
http://www.aquahobby.com/articles/e_ich2.php
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Thanks for the advice Mumma of Two and Stingrays4. Will update.
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