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  1. General Reef Discussion
    So.....I regrettably have let aptasia take over my tank, I have a butterfly fish in there along with a filefish and other aptasia controlling creatures. Anyway it got away from me. So....I had a work trip where I was out of town for a week, Day one my wife calls me and tells me the tank is...
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    I've been researching quarantine/hospital tank treatment for ich and a consistent thing I've been reading is that the treatment should be applied for a minimum of 4 weeks with some people saying that it might be necessary for up to 8 weeks. This makes absolutely no sense based on the known...
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    I got a yellow tang and a naso tang about 3 weeks ago, and last week they showed sings of sickness. I have never delt with ich before but that seemed to be what it is. I was going to do a hypo salinity treatment. I put both tangs in a 55 quarantine and started to drop the salinity. But they got...
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    Good afternoon everyone, I've had my 50 breeder up and running (fully cycled) for 3 months now. I currently have three fish (Goldhead Sleeper Goby, Yellow Coris Wrasse, and a McCoskers Flasher Wrasse). Everyone until recently was doing well. I've had the flasher wrasse for about a month, and...
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    Hi all, 3 of my fish started to have white spots on their bodies (ich). I started reading on the issue and I've done the following things. IM ON DAY 3 A day after I noticed I did a fresh water dip on all 3 of my fish affected I purchased garlic to start using it with their food (3 days after...
  6. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    Hi all! I'm in the midst of treating my fish for ich using hyposalinity, after having a tomini tang that showed white spots in the DT. I finally got everyone moved into my bare bottom quarantine tank and will be doing the treatment there. Have been reading everything I can get my hands for to...
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    Hi everybody, I have my quarantine tank up and want to perform a hyposalinity treatment. I've been reading up on hyposalinity and the importance I keep my water at a particular salinity. I've been using RODI to calibrate my refractometer but I bought some calibration fluid to be sure my...
  8. Crustaceans
    How low can the be Salinity before it starts killing my snails?
  9. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    Hello! I have been reading threads for months now as I have been working on my 75 gallon FOWLR so thank you for all of your help so far. Now, I have a problem that has rolled out of control. I believe my main question is how to QT a sand-sifting goby, but I'm going to give the entire background...
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    My dogface puffer has Marine Ich, or atleast that is what I thought. We are currently doing hypo and it was been 1.009 for atleast 2 weeks now. Before we started, the puffer was not eating for about 2 weeks. So it's been about a month that this fish has not eaten. He was originally covered...
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    I have a 75 gallon FOWLR tank, which is infected with Ich. We have a dog face puffer, bicolor angel, blue tang, blue spotted grouper, domino damsel, huma huma trigger and a blue angel. We originally purchased the blue angel in hopes for a larger tank, however, that doesnt' look like its going...
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    Hi everyone, Below I attached the best pics I could of my clowns who I believe to have ich. The fish are both doing fine, swimming and eating normally. I want to set up a QT and proceed with the hyposalinity method but I just wanted to be sure this is ich and get some opinions. If this is...
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    Had ich in my 180g tank, took everything out of it. Fish went into QT, LR and corals went into totes. Fish went through hypo for like 7 weeks and the salt level has been back up for about 2 weeks now and no sign of it:dance: . I bought a 120g to replace my 180 and put new sand and water in it...
  14. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    Considering that: - DT is fishless for at least 8 weeks. - DT has no additions for at least 8 weeks (i.e. livestock, LR/LS, used equipment, algae). - All fish were properly cured in QT, using one of the working methods (hyposalinity or copper). - There was no cross contamination between QT and...
  15. General Reef Discussion
    I just started hypo in my DT and have a few questions. I took out about 200lbs of LR and left the sandbed in. I realize im probably going to have a ammonia spike by doing this so I need help. I bought some filter cartridges and places some carbon in them. I elevated them in my sock that the...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    Specs: 180g tank/ 55g refugium Livestock: 200lbs liverock, 2in deep sandbed, simple corals, lionfish, porcupine puffer, niger trigger, queen angel, powder blue tang, 2 yellow tang, black/white butterfly, mandarin, 2 o-clowns that house large anemone, 4 cardinals, 2 damsels, 3 urchins, sally...
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    So the ich in my tank is not getting better. I'm going to do hypo in my dt this week and needed some help. Here's my plan : tank all liverock and corals out and put them in a couple tanks, take out all the crabs, snails, and 2 sand sifting stars and put them with the rock. I'll have lights and...
  18. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    I started a hypo salinity treatment for two clowns and one yellow tang. One of the clowns was suspect for ich. All fish were eating well and were happy. The QT is a 25 gallon + Fluval 405, so there is a total of aprox 26 gallon of water. I keep SG at 1.008-1.009, measured with a refractometer...
  19. General Reef Discussion
    Anyone know how to do the hyposalinity treatment for ich? After researching all the treatments, this looks like the safest one for my live rock. I don't want to put chemicals in my tank and kill the rock which is expensive enough to buy the first time. I've decided to do the hyposalinity and...
  20. General Reef Discussion
    Well my foxface has some disease. He has large spots on his body and a small hole in his top fin, I cannot treat my tank because of corals... which do you perfer fresh dip or hyposalinity :confused:
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