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Old 08-20-2012, 08:08 AM   #1
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White spot :-(

Will carbon filter pads stop white spot treatment?
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Old 08-20-2012, 08:51 AM   #2
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Yes. But first try cranking the heat. You want to gradually raise temps to 87 degrees and keep it there until a week after the last spot disappears. Meds are a last resort with ich good luck!
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Cut the bottom of the filter and remove all the carbon. Just keep the heat up. Some people use table salt along with heat.
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Old 08-24-2012, 08:51 AM   #4
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I have used meds, left carbon and it's pretty much clear
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Old 08-25-2012, 07:08 AM   #5
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Is it likely to come back as I left carbon in?
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I am unsure whether to take carbon out and re- treat? Any advice on this?
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Old 08-25-2012, 08:54 AM   #7
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If it comes back I honestly wouldn't treat again. First thing I would do is raise the temps.

Carbon removes meds from the water, so my best guess is yes, there are no drugs in your water to treat the fish. If your treatment is unsuccessful, then carbon is the culprit.
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Remember, ick shows up on the fish in its feeding stage. When it falls off, your fish may look better, but when ick falls off it goes into its reproduction stage. So in short, that one spot that you don't see on the fish anymore is about to become hundreds of new spores.
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there are no spots visible on the fish any longer, however i am unsure if the tank is clear of white spot completely e.g. plants.

also do i need to treat nets and siphon that has been used in this tank?
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also do i need to treat nets and siphon that has been used in this tank?
Just let them dry completely before using them again.
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ok, I will slowly increase the temp - to what temp?
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Old 08-25-2012, 09:43 AM   #12
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87 is a food number to shoot for! If for any reason you can't get it that high an option is to wrap the tank in foil.
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