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post #21 of 28 Old 08-16-2010, 11:24 AM
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wonder what plants bryon meant.hmm... can we ask bryon to make another sticky on plants that does not do well with certain meds or chemiccals in the water? do you think thats possible.
Of course we can ask Byron to elaborate. I'm sure there are plenty of meds that affect plants negatively, I'm just not sure certain ich meds (like the one I mentioned, and also Aquarisol) are the particular meds that will harm plants.

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post #22 of 28 Old 08-16-2010, 11:28 AM Thread Starter
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Of course we can ask Byron to elaborate. I'm sure there are plenty of meds that affect plants negatively, I'm just not sure certain ich meds (like the one I mentioned, and also Aquarisol) are the particular meds that will harm plants.

it would be great to have a sticky like that

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post #23 of 28 Old 08-16-2010, 03:20 PM
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today is day 3 that the molly has been isolated w.the meds.. no signs of ich in main tank. although earlier it was mentioned that the ich meds shouldnt affect plants; mine didnt look so good after i had to treat the main tank several months ago (no salt added or temp increase). when do you think it would be safe to return the molly back to main tank?
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post #24 of 28 Old 08-17-2010, 04:05 AM Thread Starter
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today is day 3 that the molly has been isolated w.the meds.. no signs of ich in main tank. although earlier it was mentioned that the ich meds shouldnt affect plants; mine didnt look so good after i had to treat the main tank several months ago (no salt added or temp increase). when do you think it would be safe to return the molly back to main tank?

if your meds din't do well in the main tank you might wanna wait at least 4 more days to make sure he ich is truly gone (if your 100% sure it has ich in the first place) if it's causing the molly too much stress you can add her back to the main tank but keep and eye on them to see whether everyones well or you'll need to medicate the whole tank or remove all the fishes to qt and leave the main tank bare without any fish for a week while you medicate the qt tank.

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3.5x2.5x2 flowerhorn,pleco
3x1.5x1.5 russel's lion,blue cleaner,sixline and leopard wrasse,maroon clown pair,green chromis,scorpion,tiger cowrie,turbo,lyretail anthias,jewel,anemone,star polyp,marbled and giant green mushi,zoa
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post #25 of 28 Old 10-20-2010, 03:29 PM
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Using Aquatrol's Ich Cure....

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Formalin is a form of formaldehyde and is often used by fish farmers and home aquarists to treat ich. It can be purchased under its chemical name, or found as the active ingredient in products such as Ick Guard II® by Jungle, and Formalite III® by Aquatronics (which also contains copper). While it is non-staining and said to be safe for live plants (and at lower dosages…) scaleless fish, eggs and fry, it is nevertheless a strong chemical – a preservative for biological specimens (AKA embalming fluid). It may damage your biological filter, deplete oxygen levels in the aquarium, and destroy invertebrates and weak fish. Its toxicity increases with water temperature and acidity, making it a questionable choice for soft water fish.
Malachite Green is an ominous substance that’s highly effective against Ich and fungi. It can be purchased separately under its chemical name, or found as the active ingredient in products such as Maracide® by Mardel, Ich Cure® by Aquatrol, Super Ich Plus® by Aquatronics, and Fungus Plus® by Aquatronics. It is carcinogenic and dangerous to handle or breathe (especially for pregnant women). There are rumors circulating that it could be banned for aquarium use by the FDA in the future. It cannot be used on food fish and is toxic to eggs, fry, some varieties of tetras, catfish, elephant noses, loaches and small marine fish. It also may damage your biological filter and will likely stain aquarium decorations and silicone sealant. Malachite Green is light sensitive, and you will be advised to keep your aquarium lights off during treatment to prevent the chemical from oxidizing.
Formalin and Malachite Green are often used in conjunction with one another. The two chemicals are said to have a synergistic effect when combined, having a greater impact together than either one by itself. Products include Rid-Ich+® by Kordon, Quick Cure® by Aquarium Products, Cure-Ick® by Aquarium Products, Ick Guard® by Jungle, and Formalite I® by Aquatronics. This combination of chemicals is probably the most common choice for treating ich.

Hello: was wondering if anyone can tel me how to use this product? Directions simply state 2 drops per gallon per day until cured......... no mention of pwc's in between, how long to use, etc.

anyone know for sure, product only states active ingredients as Formalin and Malechite Green, no %ages, no ppm....

Can i use this every day for like 10 days?
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post #26 of 28 Old 10-21-2010, 04:34 AM Thread Starter
Since the life cycle of ich takes at least three days at 80 degrees to complete, ich must be treated for at least four days. I prefer to treat for a week plus a week more after the last white spot is gone.

for example. you've treated them for 4 days and on the 5th day no more white spots. continue to use treatment at half strength if you want for another week just to make sure it's really gone.

better use a lot of aeration in the tank.meds lessen o2 levels.

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3.5x2.5x2 flowerhorn,pleco
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post #27 of 28 Old 10-21-2010, 10:11 AM
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Since the life cycle of ich takes at least three days at 80 degrees to complete, ich must be treated for at least four days. I prefer to treat for a week plus a week more after the last white spot is gone.


for example. you've treated them for 4 days and on the 5th day no more white spots. continue to use treatment at half strength if you want for another week just to make sure it's really gone.

better use a lot of aeration in the tank.meds lessen o2 levels.

thank you...........
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post #28 of 28 Old 10-22-2010, 04:47 AM Thread Starter
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3.5x2.5x2 flowerhorn,pleco
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