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  1. Default Marine Ick treatment..lil help please.

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    Hey everyone. I have kept fresh water fish for years and just started salt. I noticed ick in the tank last night. Is there any way to treat this without pulling everything out of the tank (live rock, crab's and filter media) can you just rase the temp in the tank like a freshwater tank? Any help would be appriciated. Thank you.

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    I've never had to deal with Marine ick before

    Have you found the below info here yet ?
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
    "Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer than others." - Anthony Calfo
    Fishless Cycle Cycling with Fish Marine Aquarium Info [URL=""]

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    Remove the fish to a properly st up qt. Purchase seachem cupramine and cu test kit and follow direcs religeously. Marine ich cannot be effectively fought in the display tank using any med. If it will kill the ich it will kill the inverts. The other option is hypo salinty treatment in qt for 6 weeks. Tactics used for fw ich do not work for marine ich.

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    Do you know if a uv sterileizer would help prevent it as it kills thing in the water
    10G Algae tank-The Nano was moved to the 55G
    55G Reef-
    55G FOWLR-soon
    55G Coral only-soon
    150G-reef/ fowlr? Soon
    75G predator tanksoon

    DIY live rock

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    Qting new fish prevents ich outbreaks. Keeing healthy params in the display tank creates a stress free envronment where ich cannot get a foothold. Never add newly acquired marine fish to the display tank without at least 3 weeks in qt,marine ich is just too gnarly to rush things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hpimichael02
    Do you know if a uv sterileizer would help prevent it as it kills thing in the water
    It will only kill whats in the water. Water is passed by the bulb and the organism's are destroyed. Great preventative to be sure, and will help in the future if you so choose to go that way. It will prevent any future outbreaks.

    I am wondering though, are you certain it's Ich? If it's a newish tank, in all probability they are only Diatomes. I had the same thing when I recently cycled my 24G cube (it has a small 7w UV).
    Good Luck!

    Life is tough, it's even tougher if you're stupid (John Wayne)
    If you're not angry, you are not paying attention (Ralph Nader)
    9 Tanks (2-29G QT) ranging from 150G to 10G for my 1/2 moon Beta

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    I read the UV will only kill free swimming ick. Not sure if that is accurate.

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    Yes they kill whats in the water that goes in front of the uv light as long as the flow is correct [not too fast or slow]. The bulbs must be changed out at the manufacturers recomended interval as they lose there effectiveness after a time. If those 3 criteria are not met then you are simply wasting electric.

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