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Old March 11th 11, 09:15 PM
lenitaray lenitaray is offline
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This method is not practical, it sounds fine in theory. The biggest trap, using this method, you must first catch of fish from the tanks, and it is not easy to catch them, unless you have a bare bottom tank, no coral, no landscaping.
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Old April 18th 11, 12:22 AM
Blueeyesgreenalgae Blueeyesgreenalgae is offline
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I had three or four fish in a ninety-two gallon tank, and they got
ick, and I treated it(the tank) with the blue copper compound but I
didn't remove any charcoal. I don't know if my charcoal was old and
spent, or if it just didn't stop the action of the copper sulfate,
but the fish very quickly & very completely recovered. Mike.
"Gottcha"
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I recently had an ick outbreak in my tank and was wondering. If i
add kick
ick do i need to take my activated carbon out of my filter? I was
told that
it will remove all medications from the water.


Activated carbon absorbs what it can in about 1 week. Then it is
'used' and will do nothing. You should replace it.

If you had a UV sterilizer and a cleaner shrimp it would be rare that
you get ick in the first place, and if you do just increase the amount
of time the UV light is on.

If you get ick again dip the fish in a separate container of distilled
water or RO/DI water for around 1 minute.

You will NEVER get rid of all the copper (a poison) but do several 50%
water changes and you'll be able to reduce the amount.

3-4 pounds of live sand + whatever amount of white sterilized play
sand (home depot) will give you 100% live sand in around 9 months. For
a 6' tank you'd want a 3" sand bed.
You should dump THAT Carbon it will be infected........ hoover out as much substrate as you can........ do 50% H2O change...... Raise temp

avoid medications.......... after it is all said and done....... then use your FRESH carbon for a week or two and then Dump carbon..... 50% H2O change.


HAHA! Just Kidding.

Good Luck !

I have never had ick.

But do what i say.

Y ou should ALWAYS do more water changes!

Last edited by Blueeyesgreenalgae : April 18th 11 at 12:29 AM.
 




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