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    QT help - Large number of fish

    Actually frags can carry in Ich just like anything else. There is also the possibility of inverts as well. Basically anything, even nets or other equipment from a live system. But, the odds are it was from where you got them from. Another vote for hypo salinity!
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    Clown died after formalin bath.

    It's been awhile since I have used formalin bath to treat new fish coming in. What I do remember is that even after following directions exactly is that I did lose a fish or two. So either they were going to die anyway or it was the treatment. I decided to stop using formalin bathes for...
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    Hyposalinity: how-to; when-to; how-long-to

    Also agree that raising temperature does nothing for saltwater Ich. You probably read an article on freshwater Ich, which is different and speeds up the cycle when you raise temp. I would strongly advise against using your main tank with live rock because you may end up causing a high amount of...
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    300Gal in a Sunroom?

    jd--already previously subscribed to thread and I must say I had seen the sun domes previously but not as nicely done as yours.-- :.)
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    300Gal in a Sunroom?

    Epic-Appreciate your thoughts. I'm now thinking that 3 circuits for tank area, this will cover any lights especially future proofing everything. 3 circuits for sump area to cover heater, pumps and skimmer. As far as running conduit is its going to be burried under a ton of a concrete floor...
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    300Gal in a Sunroom?

    Anyone have any thoughts on electricity needs... Contractor told me today that threading 2x 2" spaflex through a 6" conduit is a pain so he is thinking 4 x 3" or 4" conduit to run 2" spaflex in singlely...
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    300Gal in a Sunroom?

    Well It took forever to plan and start but the construction guys are diging..YEAH... I still have my 300 gal unfortunately being unused, but I may fairly soon go with an even bigger tank. So I'm over building stuff in hopes of doing a really really big tank some day soon. So far I'm having...
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    1800 Gallon Reef .... Houston, Tx

    Thanks for info.. I told contractor about issues and now he is making it deeper. He told me if I wanted to turn the whole room into an aquarium I could..lol.. Anyway I can more or less get whatever I need into the sunrrom as I'm using glass sliders in the sunroom, so I should be good on any...
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    Hyposalinity: how-to; when-to; how-long-to

    I would start considering the water treatment stuff, like Amquel or ammo-lock...sounds like you are not cycled and your ammonia will continue to go up. Remember ammonia is one of the major causes of loss of fish....Unless of course you have a tank of damsels, but even then...
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    Hyposalinity: how-to; when-to; how-long-to

    100 gallon hypo tank a much better idea, I would have suggested that but sometimes the fish are just too big, no room for another tank, or the expenses of another tank..... On a hypo treatment you can use carbon, but just be aware that if you decided to try any medications the carbon will absorb...
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    Hyposalinity: how-to; when-to; how-long-to

    You will want to probably drop the protein skimmer from the tank for now as it won't run correctly in low salinity. Keep temperature the same, DO NOT raise temp as this is only effective for freshwater ich. I would gradually change over to 1.009. with the loss of rocks I'm sure you are already...
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    1800 Gallon Reef .... Houston, Tx

    Just out of curiousity how much does the tank weigh? I notice you had all the reinforcement in the concrete, how thick did they have to pour the concrete? Do you have an idea of the approxiamate weight with water,rock,stand,tank? I'm kind of interested as I'm FINALLY having my sunroom/fishroom...
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    Hyposalinity: how-to; when-to; how-long-to

    I'd have to say depends on the Ich. How hardy they are, how much fish mucus is still covering them, what stage in their life cycle. You still have a long way to go, so be patient. The good news is when you arent losing any fish. The lower salinity allows more oxygen in the water and thus fish...
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    Hyposalinity: how-to; when-to; how-long-to

    I also use baking soda trick to keep it at a rock solid 8.2. I dont ever recall having any PH issues, Amonnia though can be a big killer, get one of those seachem ammonia badges that go into the tank. Also DO NOT mess with temp it can cause the parasites to go into a special cyst cycle and...
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    center brace on tanks...need it?

    The center bracing allows them to use thinner glass. I have an old style 90G w/ 1/2" glass, it has no center bracing. Just have to worry about if my lights take a swim with my hand in the tank..... :wildone: I also recall someone removing center bracing and replacing it with a clear plastic...
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