Skimmer usage during copper treatment

Discussion in 'Quarantine Tanks, Sick fish, QT, Coral help' started by williet, 26 May 2011.

  1. williet

    williet Look at the shiny LEDs!!!

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    Hi All

    I am down from 11 fish to 2. I have been treating with Paracure and they seem to have pulled through. (Eating and all) At the moment they are in a bucket and the water quality is starting to go south. I want to put them in a 90l tank, put paracure in and continue treating them whilst using a skimmer to maintain the removal of detrus.

    Could I do this ?

    Thanks all
    Willie
     
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    yip you can
    also get seachem prime, works wonders
     
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    a skimmer is not used to remove detritus by the way
     
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    Oops! Thought Disolved organic compounds were sort of the same thing :blush:
     
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    The skimmer will skimm out protein and organic waste. You need to vacuum the detritus out.
     
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    Thanks guys..
    Imagine leonides with a Marine Aquarium... "Toooooniiigghhhhhttttt we Skim....."
     
  8. David Vaughan

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    Williet what are you treating with Panacur?
     
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    Hi David

    Long time no chat ;-) I have been using Paracure with a result.... I have a foxface that is alive and not showing anymore velvet symptoms. I will continue keeping him in quarantine for the next month. I do not want that bug to get into my tank !
     
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    Hi Williet

    It has been a short while :).

    Sorry, I actually mis-read your "Paracure" for Panacur, a completely different thing altogether. Panacur is used for ruminants and other livestock for treating some helminth diseases. It contains Fenbendazole in liquid suspension.

    What is the active ingredient in Paracure?
     
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    Howdy David

    It contains non-Chelated Copper/Copper Sulfate ?
     
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    Oh ok. I am glad you are getting some results from your treatment.
     
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    Thanks David

    I am a bit hesitant to say I am victorious... Will only allow the fat lady to sing at the end of June :thumbup:
     
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    Willie

    My approach to tratement is that i do run a skimmer while treating but i take the cup off, i like to keep the water well oxygenated during treatement, then if i feel the water is fouling i pop the cup on skim do a small waterchange and retreat taking the cup off again.

    This has been very effective for me..
     
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