Ich-Attack questions

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  1. Jeffrey750

    Jeffrey750 Astrea Snail

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    Hi all, I am using Kordon's Ick Attack. I just started today with treatment, i've never used anything in my main tank before but I read some threads that people have. I've read that everyone that had used it was received a christmas present of algea blooms. What steps should I follow after treatment to help reduce this bloom. I took out my carbon but I am leaving the skimmer on. Just looking for help in advance. Thanks, Jeff
     
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  3. Black_Raven

    Black_Raven Scooter Blennie

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    Leave the lights off as much as possible which will also help with the ich's life cycle.
     
  4. Jeffrey750

    Jeffrey750 Astrea Snail

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    I have about 25 different corals in this tank, what would be a minimum time frame to leave on per day?
     
  5. mattgeezer

    mattgeezer Montipora Capricornis

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    raise the salinty or temp do u have inverts in there? as copper is bad for them and is found in most ich treatments :)
     
  6. Jeffrey750

    Jeffrey750 Astrea Snail

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    Oh Yeah I have inverts, 3 feather dusters, 4 shrimp, 25 hermits, 15 snails and a million other hitch hiking specimens.
     
  7. amcarrig

    amcarrig Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Might be a software glitch because no mods deleted your message? Maybe Matt or Jason will chime in :)
     
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  9. Jason McKenzie

    Jason McKenzie Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Nope doesn't appear any message was deleted. Raven did you figure it out?

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  10. Jason McKenzie

    Jason McKenzie Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I've never heard of Kordon's Ick Attack before but after googleing it I'd suspect what you are adding to your tank is high in Nitrates and Phosphates. If it rids your fish of harmful Ick a small algae bloom may be worth it.

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    geekdafied 3reef Sponsor

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    it does work, it just causes a major algae bloom
     
  12. Jeffrey750

    Jeffrey750 Astrea Snail

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    So far so good, corals are all looking really good. Fish eat and swim happy, no scraping that I have seen at all since using it. As for algea, nothing to complain about. Also to help me from adding anything new, I added another powersweeping powerhead.