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    Hi @Hendre

    Quick question, do Marltons "anti ick" stain the silicon? also do you know of an LFS that sells it in the CPT Northern Suburbs?
     
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    @JDV if i can give you advise, dont dose any meds, i have and many other members have been vey successful with just raising temps, you could push it to 31, 32 also just add extra airation or surface agitation as the warmer temps got less o2 in the water. do this for 10 days and all will be well, your plants wont be affected by this......you could also use 2 tablespoons of aquarium salt per 40 liters of water, i dont do this but some members do... good luck . rather save the money for new fish later when ich is gone... :)
     
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    Thanks @hviviers75 started to raise the temp last night was on 29.2 this morning. Looks like the 100w heater might me struggling or the thermostat is not very accurate.
    will check when I get home this afternoon.
     
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    I must say I have been reading up and are very conflicted in which way to go with or without meds or Salt and which meds I am leaning toward using Seachem paraguard
    for the Simple reason it dissipates in 24 hours and once the ich is gone I don't have to struggle getting the meds out again. It should also help with the overall health of the
    fish. But yes it is very expensive and as @hviviers mentioned could rather use the money for more fish. ISH I don't know. all I can say not feeling very nice doing all this work
    for the past month and sit with this issue now.
     
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    It doesn't and it's sold at Aquatic vision.
     
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    Okay this is coming from experience , i have been in this hobby for the last 7 years and in this time i have learnt a lot . most pros if you can say that lol only uses this method the 2 times i had ich in the last 7 years I used only the high temp method pushed to 32 degrees for 10 days lots of extra aeration surface agitation do add extra o2 to the water. Just my 2 cents, in the long run a chemical free tank is much better for the fish no MEDS method.....
     
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    Input from another pro in here, but yes it your choice bud...

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    Innocent159 said:
    Now im confuse. Thought by going chemical free im im helping them.

    I'll check where i can get "heal all". @BoelderBeestie said its a herbal cure for ick. Also seen a post online about feeding food thats dipped in garlic to build immune in the fish.

    Got too many suggestions dont know where to go
     
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    Thanks all for you valuable advice I have decided to go with the Heat no salt option. Will raise temp this afternoon to 32 degrees and add airstone and hope for the best.
    if I made the wrong choice time will tell I will keep you updated.
     
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    So I have done a lot of reading today and no work (don't tell my manager)

    So here is my plan of action.

    1. raise temp today from 30 - 32 degrees
    2. keep at 32 degrees for 3- 4 days (or until fish are clean)
    3. lower temp to 30 degrees for 6-7 days until a total of 10 days have passed
    4. start lowering temp back to normal 26 degrees 1 degree a day

    I am going to add a box filter with filter wool as one site suggest it will help remove some of the free floating cysts

    what do you think good plan?
     
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    Also remember you need to physically remove the free floating ick by doing water changes every 2nd day or so
     
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    Yes that is a very good idea, glad you decided to go the no chemical route. keep it at 32 for 4 days, and total of 10 days, the to remove cysts are water changes on gravel with vac. maybe every 2nd or 3rd day....
     
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    not really needed I did not do it , it does die eventually but cant do any harm....
     
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    Gravel vav will remove water isn't it?
     
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    I just suggested it, I did not do it myself smarty pants :)
     
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    Lol awesome thanks guys. will keep you updated.
     
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    Good luck @JDV

    I agree with the advice given although I admit I prefer the heat and salt method as firstly you don't have to raise the temp over 30 and secondly the salt helps the fish with their breathing and fight stress
    Make sure there is lots of air in the tank at those temps
     
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    Morning all

    Temp is now at 32 degrees. I added a big airstone Yesterday tank is getting massive aeration bubbles everywhere.
    from what I could see this morning fish don't look stress will see when I get home this afternoon. I had to add my
    backup heater to the temp controller as well late last night as my 100w heater could not raise the temp above 30.1.
    it took 3 hours to get it from 29.8 to 30.2. As soon as I turned on the air pump temp dropped to 30.1

    I must say the temp controller makes it a hell of a lot easier to control the temp and keep it constant.
     
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    Morning JDV, that sounds good, most fish can handle the higher temps for a few days I never lost any fish once or twice when it happend to me. Good luck also dont feed a lot....
     
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    Update time.
    Day one: after raising to 32 degrees came home this afternoon ich almost completely gone. The one sward was completely covered, has only 2 spots left and one guppy also has one or 2. The rest of the fish looks clean.

    Fish seems happy no stress fighting over pleco's food. Pleco did not eat this afternoon but is active and busy. Will keep eye on him.

    Sent from my SM-G960F using Tapatalk
     

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