Fish Tank treatment

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  1. maj

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    Hi fellow hobbyist,

    I started a thread lastweek about my RO water corrupted or not as clean even tho i had ZERO TDS readings.

    Upon closer inspection of my last clownfish thats is on his way out,its covered in fine white spots and staying at the top of the water and kinda struggling to breathe(i placed him in small QT-with prodibio spots and velvet meds)

    The same was with the other fish before they died-Regal angel,Lamarck,longnose butterfly,regal tang and 1 clownfish.
    i then tied this not back to RO water coz i had my water tested by LFS and all is good and i now concluded that i need to treat this tank to clear it of the Velvet./brooks.

    How can i treat my tank,lower salinity and raise the temp to 27,salinity to what?

    i do still have two sandsifter gobies,hermits,snails and filiefish.

    What can i put into the tank to help clear up the tank?
    2mX60X50 with LR only no corals.
     
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    Hi Maj.

    Use this to sort ot your problem.

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    @Fires,i have bought this but to treat a 600 litre tank will be costly i assume
    iknow of LFS selling them for R100 a box.-does it work tho?

    I would like to know what best way to treat the tank with the last inmates still in the tank
     
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    I have found Sterazin to be very effectife . I use other treatmens of this range as well like [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]MYXAZIN ,[FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]OCTOZIN[/FONT], [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]PROTOZIN . [/FONT][FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]in your case i would go for Protozin or maybe Sterazin .I have used these producks for years on my fish and my fish are very old ;) . what i do to prevent disease in my tank is add a treatment that helps your fish to keep a natural protective layer over his skin to prevent diseases to atack . This i do with every water change and remember to turn off your skimmer while treating fish for any disease . [/FONT][/FONT][FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][/FONT]
     
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    First find out if it is Brooklynella. This article will help in that regard. It is an article from Ultimate reef and i do not know where to find it on their forum. So credit to Ultimate reef the author. If someone can find the link please post. Thanks.
     

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    Very intesting observation Nemos I would like to see the outcome of this :)
     
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    where can i get this and can it be used in my tank or must i remove the LR
     
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    @maj all of the above mentioned medications will NOT help with Brooklynella.

    They are fine with MI and Velvet.
     
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    Well the fish didnt die suddenly,they did however develop lotsa fine white spots all over them and the fins did become frayed and they constantly went to a top of the tank and rapid breathing and loss of colour.

    i sway trowards brooks but because they didnt die quickly it couldv been velvet,but they didn have a rusty or goldish shine on them.

    how can i kill whatever parasite it is,in the tank?
     
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    Have to agree with Nemos on this . But as to where to obtain it on the site i send you there is some phone nummbers you can phone.
     
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    My powder blue got heavy whitespot. My tank size is 1500L so I started to use it yesterday. This morning I could already see a big difference. I dosed the 2nd part this morning. SO yes I would recommend the Prodibio Spots & Velvet:thumbup:
     
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    so how many boxes u buy to treat ur 1500litres?skimmer be off during treatmnt days?
     
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    Sorry, but that is just the normal cycle of the WS parasite. on the fish between 3 to 7 days, then all of them drop off within a short span. Yeah fish healthy.... But your system is still infected with WS cysts.

    I saw the Prodibio product, and never used it. Not even sure which stage the Prodibio product targets. But as far as I know, nothing can affect WS while on the fish. The WS is embedded under the scales under the fish protective slime layer. Nothing can reach the WS there.
     
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    I don't want anyone to get the impression that i am bashing any product here. I am merely giving my thoughts on what will work on Brooklynella and my experiences. The other products, some i use, have their merits on other diseases. What is important is to diagnose the disease correctly and then treat accordingly with the right medication.
     
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    No the skimmer can be on.
     
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    Seems the Prodibio treatment is targeting bacteria OFF the fish.

    I would not use this product on my display. The information sheet does mention that you use Prodibio Biodigest Start afterwards. That implies that the product kills off all bacteria. And your DSB could be dead. YIKES. What about the live rock cycle? double YIKES.

     
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