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ick in my reef tank.

post #1 of 4
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I have ick in my reef tank. no more fish are in there. I have been using Kick ick for 10 days. ita says that ich will be gone in 15 day's. Will this be long enough time before i put fish back in the tank.
50 Gallon reef
nitrate's 0
ammo 0
ph 8.4
nitrite 0
50 # live rock
crshed coral/sand
2 cleaner shrimp
1 coral banded shrimp
15 sanils
15 cracb red leg
1 star fish
some corals
some mushrooms

20 gallon QT
crahed coral
marron clown
yellow damsel
blue and yeelow damsel
5# live rock

10 gallon hspital tank.
post #2 of 4
No...the longest recorded life of an ich parasite in a non-fish environment is 45 days, but thats extreme, usually 30 days is enough. If you have no fish in the tank, theres no need to treat the tank with chemicals. Without a host, the parasite will die.
post #3 of 4
Did you treat your tank with the rock in your tank?If so your rock isn't live rock any more.I've read that Ich meds kill live rock live sand and inverts.
post #4 of 4
some are suppose to be "reef safe", and not kill your LR or LS....but i wouldn't take the chance. just put them in a q-tank and use hyposalinity or copper.

ed is the man for this, he helped me out when i had a problem.

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