02-09-2012, 10:43 AM
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Originally Posted by MinaMinaMina
I have to disagree with Byron on this one. Aggressive gravel vac is very important while using formalin/malachite green treatments for ich, as the medication's effecacy is dramatically lessened by the presence of organics. Yes, normally aggressive gravel vac is not indicated in moderately or heavily planted tanks. But in this case, heavy water changes with thorough gavel vac is as important as the medication.
Also, putting your tank into darkness while using formalin/malachite green medications can be very effective.
Here is the link to (arguably) the best site about Ich: Ich | The Skeptical Aquarist
We're not disagreeing...I was commenting in general, no reference to the medication which didn't even occur to me.