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Old 01-22-2017, 12:54 PM   #1
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White spot

I've just done he first treatment for white spot after I noticed some of my tetras had it this morning. I'm curious about when I should put the carbon filters back? I've spent ages checking online with no luck. I assume it will be after the second treatment but how long after?


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I think i remember hearing somewhere that you're not supposed to put the carbon filters back until the fish are 100% healed. I know it can filter out some of the good in meds.

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Skip the carbon (you shouldn't put your old carbon back anyway) and get Purigen. Add it with the first water change after you've finished treatment.
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You treat till 3-4 days after you see last spot.
It is not nor should it be a 1 or 2 time treatment...It could take over a week.
You need to understand the lifecycle of ich...Know the Enemy...
Purigen is good stuff.
Water changes do the same as both carbon and purigen for less $, better and, faster.
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