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Thread: First Aid Kit

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    Good morning everyone. I was wondering what you guys have in terms of a first aid kit for your fish. I read a link provided by one of the members about fish medications and saw a section on having a first aid kit. It listed quite a few items and after all the money spent so far my budget is very limited. Thx

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    I would just have epsom salt and pickling salt, handy. Neither expire like Pimafix or Melafix.

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    My "kit" consists of this:

    10gallon QT-with appropriate equipment (sponge filter from Main tank and air pump and 50watt heater)
    Maracyn 2
    Kordons Ich Attack

    It isn't cheap by any means but I've saved by purchasing this stuff online.
    That covers 90% of anything that my fish could develop (knock on wood)
    Nothing is worse than seeing a sick fish and not being able to do anything about it. It really can be the difference between your tank crashing or not-pending the outbreak.

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    Good deal. Since my wife has a 50 pound bag of that epsom salt I think I'm covered on that end...


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    I purchased the ich medication when i first bought my tank and I have a big supply of the salt. I will look into the rest of the items in your kit and see about getting them online. Better to be safe than sorry. Thanks..

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    also for power outs i recommend a battery operated pump with extra airline, an extra check valve and airstone, wand, etc. Batteries.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffs99dime
    also for power outs i recommend a battery operated pump with extra airline, an extra check valve and airstone, wand, etc. Batteries.
    Great Point!

    I have a battery operated air pump that detects when the power goes off-it turns on to keep the fish alive w/ air bubbles.

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    Battery powered air pumps are only like ~$4-5 a piece.

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    I think it is the single most important piece of equipment in the kit. IMO

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    I never would have thought of a battery powered air pump. I just ordered 2 on ebay for our tanks. Spent 20 bucks! Thanks for the advice everyone..

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