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Thread: Qt/ Ht
04-20-2012, 05:53 PM #1
So following the ich outbreak I had in my tank I have decided no more chances NO MATTER WHAT.
But I am getting into some questioning regarding many topics, every fish that comes in gets a MINIMUM of 2 weeks QT maybe even copper treated or dipped to be extra safe.
Now here is where the problem arises, the QT was used for hospital tank so it has copper res. What do I do when purchasing a coral? Do I need to purchase a new tank for QT med free? Even if I do so, the coral will need to stay there for 2 weeks with bad lighting and limited water conditions? Even if so, ich has a period of up to 2 months of free swimming, what happens if I QT the new coral and after 2 weeks all looks good but it has ich eggs that will hatch in the DT?
Last but not least, to you QT inverts? Star fish, snails, crabs….??
04-21-2012, 12:12 AM #2
Run your QT using Hyposalinity. This will be MEDS free. The parasite can't stand the pressure difference. To get the exsisting copper out of your tank, you'll have to use Carbon in there for a few months to draw it out.
Just dip your corals.
04-21-2012, 01:22 AM #3
If you use a coral dip while acclimating your corals, you should be fine. I use the below one and have had good results with it.
http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/revi...ct=430&cat=500If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
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04-21-2012, 02:22 AM #4
So using a high quality dip should be sufficient with corals?
What do you guys to with starfish and snails?
04-21-2012, 04:43 AM #5
Throw em in the tank after acclimation
04-21-2012, 06:31 PM #6