qt questions

Discussion in 'Diseases' started by tmkx3, Apr 20, 2006.

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  1. tmkx3

    tmkx3 Plankton

    Oct 10, 2005
    I have a tang that has ick. I guess I am gonna go hypo. I have a 55g I can use but It isn't set-up yet. I have an hob on the main but It has only been there a month. I am concerned about water qualty in the qt due to no biological filter. I have also read about ph problems during hypo. Is this because of ammonia spikes? I am considering doing the treatment in the main and removing the inverts and lr. My tank is 125g will the larger size help with water quality or will due to all the water changes the 55g be a better choice. I also have 2 perculas,3chromis,a coralbeauty and foxface.
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  3. Jason McKenzie

    Jason McKenzie Super Moderator

    Mar 23, 2003
    Vancouver, BC,Canada
    See answer in other post

  4. Black_Raven

    Black_Raven Scooter Blennie

    Apr 5, 2004
    Woodbury, MN,Minnesota
    If your tang has ich, then your display tank is infected and your tang will eventually come down with ich again. You should consider QT all your fish and let the display tank go fallow (no fish) for 10-12 weeks to try and iradicate the ich. As far as Hyposalinity goes, if you read the literature you will see that it is not very effective.
    To answer your first question about the ammonia in the QT tank, you must do daily water changes and use carbon if not treating with chemicals or antibiotics.
    Good luck, I battled ich for over a year trying not to use copper and trying all the anecdodal remedies to no avail. Finally I used copper and removed all my fish from the display tank for 3 month and am ich free.
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