They gave me the stuff they use in their tanks for free. They make it themselves. But I had to treat the tank for a week, and do a 30% water change every other day, which would be five 70 gallon changes in 7 days.
Screw that. I couldn't find coppersafe, which I used the one and only other time I had ick. Byron recommended it and you only need to use it once and it lasts 30 days. However, I got it at Petsmart last time, and our location doesn't sell it any more. Big Al's doesn't either. But I brought back the free stuff and bought this stuff that they swear is like coppersafe but even safer (who knows if it is true, they're salesmen. My fav fish room girl is gone for 10 days. Her I trust)
This stuff you use once, then once again in 48 hours, and it lasts for 14 days. The bottle was $23 but they charged me $15, I'm even lazier than I am cheap, and I didn't want to do those 5 water changes. I'll test my water in a week and if it needs it I'll do one 25% water change and add 25% of a dose of medication if needed.
It only takes 11 milliliters of this stuff in a 220 gallon tank. It's 1 ml (drop) per 20 gallons. And it comes in a 250 ml container. So if it doesn't go bad, i"ll have enough ick medicine to last a long time.
I love denisons too, but had ruled them out because they are so expensive, and got the congos instead. However this weekend they have marked them down to 13.88 each. They're usually closer to 20. To be honest, if I didn't have the ick, I would be tempted, lol. But the Congos are beautiful. They really shimmer.
That's amazing that your loaches are growing already! I have never had much luck in getting fish to grow much, even though I use a variety of foods. My Rainbows have grown some, though I've had them since March. I think my balas have grown a little in the last 5 weeks. The rest of my fish, however, not so much. Actually 3 of our harlequins we bought TINY and they have grown some. And 2 guppy fry made it a small size by hiding in the cracks of the driftwood when they were specks. They're still tiny but they're not meal size anymore.
I hope my clowns survive the ick and the medication. One isn't very active but the other 5 are. I have so many hiding spots for them, it took me awhile to find all six and confirm they are alive.
Your pleco is all by himself? Is he a bristlenose? I can't remember.
What do you think you'll put in there? We had a lot of fun stocking our 20. They're all little fish, but it is a very active and colorful tank. Our RTS is all alone and he hides a lot which is boring, but he seems to gradually be getting more bold. As he grows, I'm sure he'll be less boring. I worry he doesn't eat enough, as he always hides when I go to put food in the tank.
Originally Posted by boxercrazy156
Glad you got the Clowns sorry about the ick and to treat a tank that size would be pricy did they supply if for free?
I am treating my 120 gallon right now I saw a white spot the cotton stuff on one of my rainbows yesterday its gone now probably nothing but I treated anyways since I have the scaleless loaches so I have a yellow tank.
My clowns are really growing they are the such a cool fish Hopefully the black skirt tetras leave yours alone my sister has discus with her 8 loaches and hers hide all the time mine are with the other loaches and rainbows and are always out
my tank is full now with fish so I won't be adding the dennison barbs at this point everyone is growing and it would be too crowded
I am looking for some fish for my 30 gallon though my pleco is sulking because he is by himself now