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  1. General Reef Discussion
    Hi all, My mandarin has some large white patches on his head, spreading down his back. He appears to have lost his slime coat also. He is housed in a 90G tank that's been running for 2 and a half years (we have had him for 10 months) and there IS white spot in the tank, but not sure what is...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    I had a bicolor angel, tomini tang, and a koran angel. The tomini tang and bicolor angel looked perfectly fine, but the Koran angel had small white stuff on his rear fin. I thought it was lymph so I did not worry too much about death or the other fish getting it. I wake up this morning and both...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    Hey all, just wanted to share a personal experience. I have a 220, 150# live rock, 2 inch sand bed, mixed reef tank. Fish, Inverts, Macros. (I have coral frags in Qt but not in yet). Anyway Its my first tank I started about 18 months ago and I started so big because I had a free tank and...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    Hello all, so my fish have been a month on cupramine at a .3 to .4 level for 4 straight weeks. No carbon, no skimming, just water changes and bringing Cu levels right back up, appropriate Seachem test to go with cupramine. Fish look great, look healthy, eating etc. Decide okay, 4 weeks, I can...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    Hello, I did a month qt w copper on my last new fish, I got a mild ich outbreak a month after adding him. Grrr. My tank is a 220 with a lot of live rock, I couldnt catch all the fish even if I wanted to. I decided to turn my display into the QT. I took out all my inverts and macro algae and...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    Ok guys so my tank has been doing great the past few months since setting it up .. so much infact that im picking up a aquareef 400 in three weeks which im purchasing second hand, should be great. so anyway being new i dont QT my fish at this time, risky i know .. but if they were to get ich im...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    About a week ago I added ... I just realized all of these posts start with the same sentence. So about a week ago I added about 50 Astrea snails to a 150 gallon year old tank. My Emperator Angel likes to hunt and eat snails at least 1-2 a day and I like to see my rocks and acrylic naturally...
  8. Marine Depot
    Infographic: The Life Cycle of Marine Ich Understanding the life cycle of Ich makes the disease easier to treat!
  9. General Reef Discussion
    Hello everyone! My Coral Beauty has recently aquired Ich and I bought a 10 gallon quantine tank with a heater and hang on filter. The temperature is now good, my params are good, and I just put copper in. Should I put in all three of my fish in this 10 gallon quarantine tank? Or just the Coral...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    Hello everyone! Yesterday I noticed my Coral Beauty wasn't eating, I just assumed that it would just eat some later so I thought nothing of it. Two days ago I saw it rubbing his head on my rocks. AND TODAY I saw the spots... the spots of Ich. I did not have a quarantine tank so I decided to get...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    What I'd like to know is how I got ich seemingly out of the blue. In reality I must have done something wrong, I just want to know what. 1. So I added three new fish, rock Blenny, Kole Tang and one spot fox face. The tank mates are, clownfish and recently dead pajama cardinal. 2. I started...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    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...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    Good afternoon, TRT! It has been about two years since I have posted on here. I have had a very successful 25 gallon reef for the last two years. (A big part of my success was due to the info I received on TRT). I recently made a big upgrade ( 120G ). All my livestock & corals are in the 120G...
  14. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    Hey Guys! I have a royal gramma who has been acting very odd lately. She has decided to not really swim or eat for the past week. I figured since she is an older fish that maybe she was closing in on the final days of her life, so I just left her be. Here it is a week later and yesterday I...
  15. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    UGH. Let me start with - you live and learn and starting out in saltwater I knew I would learn, just not this quickly. I got a tank from my LFS - a nanocube 24 - that had live rock, live sand and water that had already been set up in store. Took it home, cycled it at home and once all my water...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    Hey guys. I had an ich outbreak after introducing a new fish (no QT) and then a power outage that overstressed my display. I lost that fish (blue tang), and my beloved coral beauty. I know some fish are immune, and I'm wondering exactly what the mechanism for that is? Are there cysts...
  17. General Reef Discussion
    So I recently got ich in my main display (popped up sometime this week.) Fish are all still healthy, but the pallet and powder brown displayed some significant bumps. It was not salty like it typically is, but then again the fish barely displayed any "sick" behavior (heavy breathing, panic or...
  18. General Reef Discussion
    Newbie here again! A few days ago I noticed a little "fuzz" below the mouth on my new coral beauty. It looks like a tiny pinprick of cauliflower. I've had it in the tank about two weeks and seems to be doing great, until this showed up. I started monitoring my other fish and I noticed that one...
  19. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    I had my tank about 7 months. I have a clown fish that i had about 2 months, a week ago he was very active and eating well. About 4 days ago it started to hide, and not eat. Today he started swimming around, i noticed he only had one white spot ( probably ich) and white string poop. What is the...
  20. General Reef Discussion
    Hi, so, I think I've messed up really badly. My salinity is very high. I didn't do enough research about salinity, and how to maintain it. I thought my lfs told me everything I needed to know. They never told me to top off with RO. When water evaporated, I've been topping off with salt. Now my...
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