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post #91 of 279 Old 02-09-2013, 03:11 PM Thread Starter
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Makes sense. I knew that the trim keeps the tank together. (I once took the trim off a tank when i was 11... disastrous xD

It seems that my Royal Gramma has a bit of Ich. I read Pasfur's post of <Ich and the experienced fishkeeper>. Lowered my Gravity to 1.013. And now the waiting game.
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post #92 of 279 Old 02-09-2013, 04:21 PM
Gonna be longer than you think if you only lowered it to .013, you need to get it to 1.009, thats called Hypo Salinity.
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Gonna be longer than you think if you only lowered it to .013, you need to get it to 1.009, thats called Hypo Salinity.
Thought i finally had one right
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post #94 of 279 Old 02-09-2013, 04:57 PM
The Parasite can't survive the pressure difference between normal 1.017-1.026 Marine levels that it dies. 1.013 was to close to that range, thats why its 1.009 or right at Brackish levels. You can also FW dip the fish, this will also kill the parasite on the fish, but won't get rid of it in the system.
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The Parasite can't survive the pressure difference between normal 1.017-1.026 Marine levels that it dies. 1.013 was to close to that range, thats why its 1.009 or right at Brackish levels. You can also FW dip the fish, this will also kill the parasite on the fish, but won't get rid of it in the system.
Tomorrow I shall reduce the level more. Question though. I know that alot of invertebrates cannot handle a change in water chemistry. Will my hermit crabs and the kenya tree coral be able to survive that low level specific gravity? Should I move them to my 29g for now?
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Inverts and Corals will not survive the drop in Salinity.
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Inverts and Corals will not survive the drop in Salinity.
Alright. Looks like ill be pulling them all out!
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Sorry about your bout with ich. It's an evil thing. I just finished up an ich outbreak/treatment in my FW. Took about 2 weeks because I had to half dose due to clown loaches and the full treatment is to much for them. I did beat it though (so far). I dread ever having an outbreak in SW. Best of luck.
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Sorry about your bout with ich. It's an evil thing. I just finished up an ich outbreak/treatment in my FW. Took about 2 weeks because I had to half dose due to clown loaches and the full treatment is to much for them. I did beat it though (so far). I dread ever having an outbreak in SW. Best of luck.
Luckily, I've never had to fight off full blown ich in my FW tanks. I've had the start and killed it off quick. I've had a fungal infection on my Dario Hysginon, beat that.

I dont think my SW tank has full blown Ich. Only saw one or two white spots on my Gramma and they are gone now. He's been flashing on live rock though on one side and its caused him to lose some scales.
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