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post #11 of 17 Old 02-20-2009, 03:16 AM
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Some tetra species also do not fair well with salt in their water.

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post #12 of 17 Old 02-20-2009, 10:29 AM Thread Starter
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i was testing with stripes before and they were reading that it was 7.0. i used the master test kit by hagen. and it reads .01, i didn't have nitrates but with the stripes its 0. okay but what about my other fish the ones that are sensitive. i cant just remove my synadontis and catfish into my quarintine tank i have other fish in there.
my biggest concern is my ghost knife, bichir,angle and twig catfish.
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post #13 of 17 Old 02-20-2009, 02:11 PM
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The only info I can add is that I used the West Texas treatment and I have clown loaches & a pictus, which are also considered very sensitive and I didn't have any problems.

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post #14 of 17 Old 02-21-2009, 08:27 PM Thread Starter
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so far so good i only lost one shark and my BGK and twig cat look good so far.. i don't know if this is normal but it seems to have cleared on the black skirts and the synadontis but now the lemon tetra have it worse than the black skirts did and the only other fish that is showing signs is the BGK but hes eating and acting normal.. my hope are high...thanks for all the advise
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post #15 of 17 Old 03-05-2009, 10:24 AM Thread Starter
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do i need to replace filter media

okay so my ich is gone im in the process of lowering the temp and water changes. should i be replacing the filter media?
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post #16 of 17 Old 03-05-2009, 11:24 AM
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I would wait a week after seeing the last fish spot, or ICH free, and then replace the media with NEW media. I wouldn't use that that I took out of the infected tank even if it had dried and been rinsed. But that's just me.

The most important medication in your fish medicine cabinet is.. Clean water.
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post #17 of 17 Old 03-05-2009, 01:05 PM Thread Starter
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thanks so far its been 5 days since i saw the last spots i'm so happy that i didn't loose any large amounts of fish
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