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Old 11-09-2012, 10:00 PM   #41
 
Yeah no doubt man he has it bad. If I'm not mistaken you're going to want to get all your fish out of the dt for 6 weeks so the ich dies off in there. If you do dip your fish try to match water temp and use baking soda to raise the pH to match also. I did one for my angel in a 5 gallon bucket that way and used an air stone to get extra oxygen in the water. 3 to 5 min. Clownfish are tough guys though so you might have good luck.
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Old 11-10-2012, 04:54 AM   #42
 
The one in the picture was dead this morning so all I have left is a cardinal and a filefish.
What about corals and CUC? and a cleaner shrimp?
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Old 11-10-2012, 06:45 AM   #43
 
Ugh dude this is terrible I'm sorry. Won't hurt the cuc shrimps and corals. You have to act fast now. I would dip them in fresh water and then put them in the qt. Check the water parameters in the qt to see where its at in the cycle. If its cycled get them in there. After you get them in the qt you're going to want to leave them there for 6 weeks. If you dip them in fresh water you may not have to do a hypo salinity treatment but that will depend on if the parasites come off the fish in the dip. You do hypo salinity by lowering the salt content of the water to 1.009. Kills the parasites but the fish can handle it.
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Old 11-10-2012, 07:46 AM   #44
 
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Ugh dude this is terrible I'm sorry. Won't hurt the cuc shrimps and corals. You have to act fast now. I would dip them in fresh water and then put them in the qt. Check the water parameters in the qt to see where its at in the cycle. If its cycled get them in there. After you get them in the qt you're going to want to leave them there for 6 weeks. If you dip them in fresh water you may not have to do a hypo salinity treatment but that will depend on if the parasites come off the fish in the dip. You do hypo salinity by lowering the salt content of the water to 1.009. Kills the parasites but the fish can handle it.
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Tank is not cycled yet! Some one told me that if I remove all gravel and rocks and start with just new saltwater and plastic plants and pvc that it would work immediately as a QT without the cycle.
What do you think?
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Old 11-10-2012, 10:21 AM   #45
 
Yeah I would do that for sure. First there's less to clean and less places for the parasites to hide. Bottom line is you're going to have a cycle in there but if you're only cycling the filters it shouldn't be bad. I had a couple plastic things for cover a heater a small power head power filter and a hood for mine. I was successful in getting a sick fish through that cycle by doing 2 small water changes a day and that kept the water quality up and the fish healthy. You have to do the water changes though because if you don't like reef said you're going to kill the fish. I did 2 2.5 gallon changes a day morning and evening in my 10 gallon. Worked for me but I also devoted a lot of time. My opinion is this works but that's just me. Once the bacteria stay growing and you get a biological filter in there you'll be good. Just monitor your water daily and do water changes.
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Old 11-10-2012, 11:13 AM   #46
 
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Tank is not cycled yet! Some one told me that if I remove all gravel and rocks and start with just new saltwater and plastic plants and pvc that it would work immediately as a QT without the cycle.
What do you think?


Already advised against this. That QT will cycle. How is it that your friend thinks it won't? Once the fish is in there, isn't the bacteria going to start growing from its waste? Won't Ammonia start to bloom? If the ICH doesn't kill the fish at this point, having them in an uncycled tank will. But, this is JMO.
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Old 11-10-2012, 11:14 AM   #47
 
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Yeah I would do that for sure. First there's less to clean and less places for the parasites to hide. Bottom line is you're going to have a cycle in there but if you're only cycling the filters it shouldn't be bad. I had a couple plastic things for cover a heater a small power head power filter and a hood for mine. I was successful in getting a sick fish through that cycle by doing 2 small water changes a day and that kept the water quality up and the fish healthy. You have to do the water changes though because if you don't like reef said you're going to kill the fish. I did 2 2.5 gallon changes a day morning and evening in my 10 gallon. Worked for me but I also devoted a lot of time. My opinion is this works but that's just me. Once the bacteria stay growing and you get a biological filter in there you'll be good. Just monitor your water daily and do water changes.
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Fish is already stressed out and not at 100% because of the Parasite....
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Old 11-10-2012, 11:49 AM   #48
 
Hey I get it man. All I'm saying is I just did this and it worked. I suppose I'm more reckless. Bottom line is reef knows more and its prob right. Not trying to step on your toes here. Good luck worth your fish.
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Old 11-10-2012, 12:06 PM   #49
 
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Already advised against this. That QT will cycle. How is it that your friend thinks it won't? Once the fish is in there, isn't the bacteria going to start growing from its waste? Won't Ammonia start to bloom? If the ICH doesn't kill the fish at this point, having them in an uncycled tank will. But, this is JMO.
So what should i do?
I cant medicate in the DT or it will kill the corals right?
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Old 11-10-2012, 12:42 PM   #50
 
Correct, you can't medicate the DT. FW dip the fish. You will have to watch them afterwards, because the Parasite is in the DT and will remain up to 6 weeks, at that time hopefully your fish are healthy enough to fight it off themselves, or not even come down with it.
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