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post #31 of 40 Old 03-28-2009, 01:03 AM
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post #32 of 40 Old 03-28-2009, 01:07 AM Thread Starter
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kearney nebraska. i was talking to my friend he said wardley essentials ick away from walmart works what are your opinions on that? i just dont want my fish to get hurt. and are water changs good every day till it is gone?
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post #33 of 40 Old 03-28-2009, 01:10 AM
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I have never heard about that brand before maybe some of the others on the forum might know more on that I would post a new thread asking about that brand but in the directions it will tell you when to do a water change normally it is at the end of the treatment otherwise you will be taking the meds out of the tank when you do a water change.
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post #34 of 40 Old 03-28-2009, 01:13 AM Thread Starter
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ok and thank u have realy nice tanks. i will try to get pics up sum time.
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post #35 of 40 Old 03-28-2009, 01:15 AM
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Thank you I havnt really decided what to do with my little tank yet since I took the babies out of it I have been thinking about puffers but havent been totally sold on it yet.
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post #36 of 40 Old 03-28-2009, 01:22 AM Thread Starter
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arnt the puffers mean? i want to have ghost knif in my 125 when its ready would it go in a brakish tank?
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post #37 of 40 Old 03-28-2009, 03:15 AM
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I dont know anything about ghost knifes but ya the puffers are mean you have to keep them with just that species as far as I know but hey I already have the cichlids who are really teritorial so it shouldnt be too bad of a problem.
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post #38 of 40 Old 03-28-2009, 07:33 AM
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On the Ich treatment, the best thing I have found is Kick Ich by Ruby Reef. It is not cheap by any means, costs around $40-$50 at the LFS in OKC area; however, well worth the money! It is safe for your scaleless fish, it has now saved two of my tanks that I have had an Ich outbreak in and I will not use anything else for Ich treatment with scaleless fish.

Every fish actually carries Ich all of the time and the outbreak is usually triggered by stress; a sudden change in environment, temp, ph, etc.

Oh, and I would not add anymore fish until you complete the Ich treatment...no reason to make new fish suffer. Also, to prevent new outbreaks I recommend to always quarantine your fish for 5-7 days to watch for any disease process before adding them to an established tank. We keep a spare 10g ready to set up just for this purpose.

Hope all of this helps!
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post #39 of 40 Old 03-28-2009, 10:24 AM
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Mollies, do not get a BGK for a Brackish tank. They do not tolerate salt at all.

Are you using Marine Salt or Aquarium Salt for your tank? What is the salinity level?
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post #40 of 40 Old 03-28-2009, 01:57 PM Thread Starter
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ok theanks. jen 13. i use marin salt im going to get the salt test today. the bgk is going to wait for now just a ? i had one for a month and he died from no where tho hide. and wanted another i realy like them thanks cody. i will let u know what the levels are around 6 pm tonite.
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