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  1. Marine Depot
    How to Get Rid of Ich: Separating Fact From Fiction PLUS: Aquashella Dallas, Reef-A-Palooza Orlando, & TNCTFS Spring Vendor Show!
  2. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    Hi All, After setting up our new tank 165 litres, LFS sand subtrate 1 inch deep, 1200l canister filter, standard lighting, 25kg of live rock and allowing it to cycle for 6 weeks, we finally added 1 x clown fish, 1 x strawberry dottyback, 1 x banner fish (over a period of 8 weeks from end of...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    Alright guys, so I have a 60 gallon tank and recently I had my tang get Marine Ich which I treated him for and he is doing great now but within the last 2 days I have woken up to find 3 dead fish and 2 dead turbo snails. I understand that the snails have a hard time with certain medications for...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    Copper has made this hobby possible. AT least the fish part of it anyways. I have been in and out of this hobby since 1984 and if there is one persistent problem for everyone it has been marine ich. Countless times I have heard, "ya I tried a saltwater tank but I could never keep the fish...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    I have a 20 gallon saltwater tank and i got an ich from my firefish because i didn't acclimate him well anyway it was a mistake but the thing is my tank got all infected with ich now my 2 clowns are infected too and i really can't have a QT tank for now so what should i do ?
  6. General Reef Discussion
    I added two new pieces of live rock and two days later my royal gramma has ich and has gotten worse over night, what can I do without having to take it out?i heard about kick ich any good?
  7. General Reef Discussion
    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...
  8. Reef Fish
    I bought 2 young tank bred clownfish 20 days ago, a day later I noteced they had marine ich, luckly they where already in the quarantine tank, I have tried picking the ''ich'' off, feeding them garlic, medical treatment, increasing the temprature, lowering the salinity, how long will it take for...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    I would like to take this time to make this thread an informational and educational and even a thread to post cures,fixes and even what doesnt work for Marine Ich I did indeed see that TOTS started a thread in the disease section but the general section seems to be where the most ICH related...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    Hello all. New guy here. Been doing a lot of research on this Cryptocaryon irritans. Picked up a few good articles from this site so I thought I would join. However, before I can get though the pleasantries, I have a few lives at stake and NEED some GOOD advice. Patients: 2 ocel. clowns Royal...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    I was thinking about using this to treat ich in my DT. To many fish in a large tank to try to catch and qt so no its not a option. I can take the corals and inverts out if nessasary but could someone share their experience if I need to take the LR out also or will it be ok
  14. 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...
  15. General Reef Discussion
    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...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    I noticed about a week and a half ago my porcupine puffer had some white spots. I had a good feeling it was ich, and now it seems to be getting on my other fish. I have a 180 gallon with a 55 gallon sump/refugium. Tank has about 200lbs of live rock with a 2'' deep sand bed. Few corals, but...
  17. General Reef Discussion
    Hello, For three weeks now I have removed my clown from my show tank. He is doing fine and I am happy to say he is ich free. The tank has been empty for three weeks now so my question is how long should it take for the possible ich in my show tank to die off sence they have no host? Also I had...
  18. General Reef Discussion
    Is this ich on my puffer? Take a look at his fins, they are covered in white dots. Had him for about 2 weeks. No other fish seem to have any signs. Thanks for any info!
  19. General Reef Discussion
    hi im new to this site so dont know what im really doing lol. ive had my tank running for about 4 months now and come down with marine ich. ive got know coral in the tank yet just fish only. ive been told about dropping my salinty to 1.10 and to raise my temperture to what? can anyone tell me if...
  20. Reef Fish
    So...I didnt Quarantine my new Powder Blue and within two days of being in the tank is was showing the specks of ich. Immediately I set up my quarantine tank for him but I'm worried I may have infected my entire display tank. The tang is now in the quarantine tank and I am deciding on a...
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