Will ich meds kill the cycle - Page 2 - Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #11 of 44 Old 02-15-2011, 07:02 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
SGDude's Avatar
 
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?

Thanks.
SGDude is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #12 of 44 Old 02-15-2011, 07:05 PM
Member
 
Lupin's Avatar
 
Definitely. Start the salt now. Stick to 0.1 or a teaspoon per gallon only. Temp at 80 degrees.

Sent from my desktop or phone or whatever else I am holding on to

http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/image.php?type=sigpic&userid=48&dateline=125741997  2
I'm ready for the pressure.
The drama and the pleasure!
If there is one thing I want to see here, it's HUMOR.
I believe I can fly!
I believe I can touch the sky!
I think about it every night and day!
I stand in awe of my body.
Lupin is offline  
post #13 of 44 Old 02-15-2011, 07:35 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
SGDude's Avatar
 
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?


Thanks.
SGDude is offline  
post #14 of 44 Old 02-15-2011, 07:36 PM
Member
 
Lupin's Avatar
 
Yep. Everything's in right track.

Sent from my desktop or phone or whatever else I am holding on to

http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/image.php?type=sigpic&userid=48&dateline=125741997  2
I'm ready for the pressure.
The drama and the pleasure!
If there is one thing I want to see here, it's HUMOR.
I believe I can fly!
I believe I can touch the sky!
I think about it every night and day!
I stand in awe of my body.
Lupin is offline  
post #15 of 44 Old 02-15-2011, 07:41 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
SGDude's Avatar
 
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....
SGDude is offline  
post #16 of 44 Old 02-15-2011, 08:10 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
SGDude's Avatar
 
Done.
SGDude is offline  
post #17 of 44 Old 02-15-2011, 09:22 PM
Member
 
Lupin's Avatar
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by SGDude View Post
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.

Sent from my desktop or phone or whatever else I am holding on to

http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/image.php?type=sigpic&userid=48&dateline=125741997  2
I'm ready for the pressure.
The drama and the pleasure!
If there is one thing I want to see here, it's HUMOR.
I believe I can fly!
I believe I can touch the sky!
I think about it every night and day!
I stand in awe of my body.
Lupin is offline  
post #18 of 44 Old 02-15-2011, 10:19 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
SGDude's Avatar
 
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 )

Thanks.
SGDude is offline  
post #19 of 44 Old 02-15-2011, 11:00 PM
Member
 
Lupin's Avatar
 
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.

Sent from my desktop or phone or whatever else I am holding on to

http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/image.php?type=sigpic&userid=48&dateline=125741997  2
I'm ready for the pressure.
The drama and the pleasure!
If there is one thing I want to see here, it's HUMOR.
I believe I can fly!
I believe I can touch the sky!
I think about it every night and day!
I stand in awe of my body.
Lupin is offline  
post #20 of 44 Old 02-15-2011, 11:24 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
SGDude's Avatar
 
Good news!!!!!

ammonia 0.0
nitrite 0.0

Cool, now ?% water change and vacuum?

Thanks.
SGDude is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Best meds? ysoazn6 Tropical Fish Diseases 5 12-04-2009 08:58 AM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome