i have recently been combating major algae problems, but we have taken care of them by using RO
water to get rid of phosphates. it's a slow process but we're making progress.
but at the same time, in my 92 gallon planted tank, my rams keep getting sunken bellies and i simply can NOT catch them to QT them. i have tried and tried again, but there are wayyyy too many plants to get them out.
but now i am concerned that whatever that is causing the sunken bellies (whether it's parasites or bacteria) is going to end up spreading to my other fish. my rams have been sick for a while now (one of them has been sick for 2 weeks and the other sick one has been sick for over a month and a half).
i have been reading about UV
sterilizers and they say they can help take care of pesky parasites and bacterial infections free floating in the water as well as algae. the only thing i read about them that makes me a little skeptical about them is that it says it can kill good bacteria too. do any of you use a UV
sterilizer? how has it worked out for you?
my water parameters:
i must stress that my main concern is the parasites, and believe me i do not want to use medication. lol
i have read on here that jungles parasite clear works great, and i imagine it does but would that really be effective on a larger aquarium like a 92 gallon?