Originally Posted by kitten_penang
hmm..so thats why theres so many different types of different ideas on ich.if they said it would color the tank they would probably have plastic deco in mind. wonder whats making the plants not do well.is it because it stains the water and make less light reach he plants or is it something chemical thats disturbing the more sensitive plants?
The medicine has had no effect on my plants what so ever. I have a variety of plants ranging from crypts, anubias, swords, assorted stem plants and tiger lotus. The meds didn't effect them at all.
What will effect plants negatively is the high temp/salt method that some people recommend for treating ich. Also, scaleless fish are impacted very negatively by the heat/salt treatment.
The meds will stain plastic decorations and silicone, so you run the risk of permanently staining those items using the meds. One of the outtake hoses on my filter was stained but here I am a year later and you can hardly tell that it ever was blue as it's now back to being clear. I'd rather save my fish than worrying about something getting stained, but that's just me.