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Will ich meds kill the cycle
Old 02-15-2011, 06:02 PM   #11
 
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I did try Malachite Green 5 days ago for 2 days but decided it might kill the cycle.

I did add the carbon/charcoal back in the filters 2 days ago to remove the meds.

So am I ready to add the salt now?

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Old 02-15-2011, 06:05 PM   #12
 
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Definitely. Start the salt now. Stick to 0.1 or a teaspoon per gallon only. Temp at 80 degrees.
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Old 02-15-2011, 06:35 PM   #13
 
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72 gal with corys and pleco, 1 teaspoon per gallon?

It looks like 72 teaspoons is the same as 1.5 cups of salt.

I am mixing that with about 5 gallons of the tanks water now.

Is that disolving enough?


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Old 02-15-2011, 06:36 PM   #14
 
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Yep. Everything's in right track.
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Old 02-15-2011, 06:41 PM   #15
 
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Really, nervous about pouring it in...........

So that's it, just do it?

Then no water change for a week
unless what..........

Thanks, I think....
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Old 02-15-2011, 07:10 PM   #16
 
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Done.
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Old 02-15-2011, 08:22 PM   #17
 
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Really, nervous about pouring it in...........

So that's it, just do it?

Then no water change for a week
unless what..........

Thanks, I think....

You still need to do water changes. Redose salt per water volume changed. If for instance you remove 20 gallons of water and replace with new 20g of water, then dose again 20 teaspoons of salt. Do water changes daily. Clean water is extremely important. Vacuum your gravel thoroughly to remove the ich cysts.
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Old 02-15-2011, 09:19 PM   #18
 
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What percent water change daily? 20%

I thought that vacuum gravel was bad during cycle?
( ammonia is still up, It's 0.25 at almost 4 weeks )

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Old 02-15-2011, 10:00 PM   #19
 
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I'd do 50% as a precaution but it depends how low your water changes can manage ammonia and nitrite.

And no, you still have beneficial bacteria in the filtration so it's not really a total loss.
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Old 02-15-2011, 10:24 PM   #20
 
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Good news!!!!!

ammonia 0.0
nitrite 0.0

Cool, now ?% water change and vacuum?

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