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Old 05-01-2013, 12:42 PM   #11
 
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maybe. do not overcrowd a tank, although I do not know if that will help if the bug gets in anyway.

right now, the other tanks are clear of it, but I'm going to have to be very careful and follow strict quarantine rules on it.
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Old 05-01-2013, 04:13 PM   #12
 
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maybe. do not overcrowd a tank, although I do not know if that will help if the bug gets in anyway.

right now, the other tanks are clear of it, but I'm going to have to be very careful and follow strict quarantine rules on it.
+1 but still not a sure fire way to keep it out
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Old 05-01-2013, 05:29 PM   #13
 
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From what I've read it is a nasty vicious b*s*d. It does not like warm water so I'm going to shut the heater off as well. However, now that the weather is getting warmer, that may not do too much anyway. Columnaris does not like water under 64 degrees.
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Old 05-01-2013, 07:23 PM   #14
 
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Frankly, I'd start over. Start getting a seeded filter ready, clean everything with hot aquarium salt water and let it dry. I'd get new substrate also. Some of the "dips" suggested for new plants might allow you to save them. Perhaps some of our plant experts have advice for that. In my opinion, this would be easier, faster, and safer than trying to correct the situation using chemicals and then trying to counteract their impact. Best of luck.
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Old 05-01-2013, 09:17 PM   #15
 
I'm very new, but I remember reading someone, maybe Byron(?), talking about diping plants in a mixture of hydrogen peroxide and water then rinsing it off as a way to disinfect plants.
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Old 05-01-2013, 09:28 PM   #16
 
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Be careful on the ratio of water and H202. Too strong and it will kill your plants. I have done that myself. Nothing more frustrating turn knowing you are the one that caused the plants to die.
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Old 05-03-2013, 08:20 PM   #17
 
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wish i knew how to avoid it. I think avoid as many of the stress producing situations as possible. my 20 gallon was over stocked. I did weekly water changes of 1/4 -1/3 but apparently it wasn't enough. and again, it may have had nothing to do with it.
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Old 05-03-2013, 08:23 PM   #18
 
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i've left the heater on. I'm not worried about trying to counteract the chemical warfare going on. there's nothing left alive except ramshorn snails
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Old 05-03-2013, 08:58 PM   #19
 
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update, 9:30 pm friday may 3. the tank has a lot of baby rainbow fish in it..
oh well. as I said before, out of death, life.
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Wonderful!
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