White spot additive help

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    Hi guys has anyone used this white spot Medicine ? My question is it doesn't say anything on how long to dose for. How do you usually dose this stuff .... For a few days?

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    Bump ...... Do you usually have to dose these things for a couple of days ?
     
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    never seen that product.

    But is it for fresh water or salt water?
     
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    Nothing, but copper or formaldehyde, malachite green or total fresh water kills whitespot. What colour is the product. If it's blue or green or any colour I would stay away? Inverts, corals and bacteria will die if treated with any of the above methods.
     
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    My friends tank cracked last weekend in my complex so all his stuff came into my tank .. Put all his fish in my sump and inverts in DT... His Reagan tang had white spots before ... Now a few days in my tank and it is back

    Oh crap doesn't say anything about salt water ... My friend bought the treatment on Monday from LFS

    Oh crap it's a dark green liquid

    Tang seems to have a little less spots but none the less still has some

    What must I do next?

    I have a tank cycling live rock parameters are:

    Ph 8
    Kh 9
    Ammonia o
    Nitrite 0
    Nitrate 20
    Phosphates 2

    ..??
     
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    Stop treatment immediately. Add lots af activated carbon. Huge water change. See how your inverts and corals are doing. This is a tough one. If you can try remove inverts if any signs of stress. First to die will be shrimps and snails.
     
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    And the other tank ... Not ready ?

    My skimmer is skimming very wet on all adjustments water coming out tiny bubbles everywhere

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    Skimmer looks good. Did you use any old live rock? With those parameters I would move them over, your cycle is complete.
     
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    So is it skimming wet cos of all the white spot stuff I put in the water ? The dark rock at the bottom covers all the bottom same depth was old live rock also used live sand ....all the rest was new rock that has been outside for last year .. Been cycling for 2 weeks ..... What about nitrate 20 and phosphates 2 ?

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    Could be. Never seen the product. No3 and po4 is high. But rather that than killing your LS. You could do a large water change in that tank. It will bring nutrients down.
     
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    So should I put only Infected tang in small tank that is cycling ? Will do a water change there first.... Then do a water change in big tank and add carbon ... Corals shrimps snails look ok now ... Some Snails initially fell off glass when first dosed but thought the medication coated all surfaces with the medication and snails just couldn't stay stuck... I put them back upright and all are moving around ... I dosed on Saturday morning ....
     
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    Depends on how many days it is already in your system. Depending on water temperature, WS matures and falls off from 3 to 8 days. If that tang is in your tank 3 days or less, then only move it.

    If more, you do not know if cysts did drop off and that your display could be infected in a week or 2.
    Prepare yourself to be able to handle a breakout.

    Anyway, I would move for now the infected tang.

    Else, you can take the risks, and gamble on your fish overall health. Feed them good. Hopefully they would be able to survive the outbreak.
     
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