03-30-2011, 10:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Kaddock
Well, I think the maracyn is helping the 38 gallon gourami tank, but the ulcerations are pretty severe. Is there any reason not to put salt in the tank with Maracyn Plus? I have hope for the large tank, but I hate to say that the ten gallon is still under quarantine. At this point this is just infuriating. I've literally tried ten plus medications on this tank (over the course of several months). My water quality is fine, and stepping up to two smaller changes a week doesn't seem to do much.
Unless you've got a better idea, I plan to freeze the overly diseased fish, and quarantine the unaffected ones and they will ultimately end up in my 28 gallon. Then I will strip this aquarium down and start from scratch. I'm just sick of it. No matter how well I take care of the tank, it is diseased. I also have never been able to relieve my algae problem, (though that is much better with the new light fixture) even with only eight hours of light a day and it is heavily planted. I am at my whits end. I have tried sooooo many different things for this tank. It is a money pit and is really annoying me.
As far as diseases and medications go, I am useless.
But I read that you have an algae issue, and I thought it might be useful to point out that your high nitrates can contribute to large amounts of algae. (I too battle the war on algae in my smaller tank, while my larger one is okay.)
I agree that fish keeping can be expensive (gardening too lol), its when you find it unenjoyable that you should back out. Dont give up if you still love doing it. But it does seem there is always some sort of issue with any tank that requires money. lol
Hang in there.