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hypo and lr

Postby vorton » Tue May 08, 2012 1:24 pm

Hey,

i have a sns puffer whos have ich for about 6 weeks hes eating find and its not effecting him very much. I have treated with a wide range reef safe medication but its hasn't removed it . My water parameters are all within tolerances but i cnt seem to shift it. My main filtration method is LR ive been looking at hypo salinity will this effect my lr ?

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Re: hypo and lr

Postby bertie 83 » Tue May 08, 2012 1:41 pm

I would imagine so. Time for a hospital tank, do hypo salinity in the hospital tank keeping the tank with live rock stock free. You need to keep your live rock fed tho.
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Re: hypo and lr

Postby vorton » Tue May 08, 2012 1:59 pm

ghaa ill set up a tank for the lr and treat all stock in the display probably the best option as my puffer has friends lol. very odd no other fish has displayed the ich at all

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Re: hypo and lr

Postby Pufferpunk » Tue May 08, 2012 2:40 pm

You cannot hypo LR, it will kill the bacteria & creatures in there, which will cause an ammonia spike, killing everything else. Hypo is filtered by many, many water changes.
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Re: hypo and lr

Postby bertie 83 » Tue May 08, 2012 2:54 pm

There will be much beneficial stuff in the sand etc, do not put your tank through that
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Re: hypo and lr

Postby vorton » Tue May 08, 2012 3:19 pm

ok ill put stock in hospital tank just gotta try find one big enough to house the puffer and friends lol how long will they need to be kept in qt

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Re: hypo and lr

Postby Pufferpunk » Tue May 08, 2012 3:59 pm

8 weeks
You are getting sleepy... you only hear the sound of my voice... you must do water changes... water changes... water changes... water changes...

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Re: hypo and lr

Postby vorton » Tue May 08, 2012 4:07 pm

thanks again for the help ill keep you all posted, atm its not serious hes swimming and eating like a puffer and is happy enough

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Re: hypo and lr

Postby vorton » Wed May 09, 2012 4:31 am

just brought a 89 gallon 4x2x1.5 tank with sump and all equipment bargain :D now have a qt tank lol

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Re: hypo and lr

Postby bertie 83 » Wed May 09, 2012 6:29 am

Love it
It's amazing how easy maintenance is. If done regularly and thoroughly

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Re: hypo and lr

Postby vorton » Thu May 10, 2012 8:10 am

untill i get the tank setup and running will fresh water dips help?

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Re: hypo and lr

Postby bertie 83 » Thu May 10, 2012 8:27 am

I would not personally advise that as it would seriously stress the fish.
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Re: hypo and lr

Postby Pufferpunk » Thu May 10, 2012 11:21 am

Depends on how infested the fish is by the parasite. They will fall off in the dip but then re-attach from the infected tank.
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Re: hypo and lr

Postby vorton » Thu May 10, 2012 1:46 pm

He was pretty infested i rang a reputable fs and they advised to dip him so did match the ph and temp to the water he was fine didn't stress him at all.

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Re: hypo and lr

Postby Nuclear_Glitter » Thu May 10, 2012 5:37 pm

Remember to not expose him to any actual air.
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