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nemoridah
05-12-2015, 03:48 AM
so in my 40 breeder i had an ick outbreak my tank been up and running for 4 months everything was fine till i threw in a yellow tang he wouldn't eat anything beside grazing at the liverock every fish died beside one clown all my inverts and corals are fine if i have no fish in my tank would ick just disapear?

reefwars
05-12-2015, 04:02 AM
Yes actually , there must not be any fish left in there and has to remain that way for 8 weeks, now if you do go that route the question will be raised about the new fish you do add afterwards so if your going to go through the long wait then you'll want to plan out how your going to avoid this next time. Shrimps, corals , crabs , anemones etc are fine just nothing with gills ;)

Craigdillman
05-12-2015, 06:28 AM
Yup as above no fish for 8 weeks

Also a side note probably shouldn't have a yellow tang in a 40 breeder anyway

George
05-12-2015, 06:05 PM
... Shrimps, corals , crabs , anemones etc are fine just nothing with gills ...

FYI...shrimps and crabs have gills.

reefwars
05-12-2015, 06:07 PM
FYI...shrimps and crabs have gills.

Thanks I will write this down lol

nemoridah
05-15-2015, 07:42 AM
which way u suggest i do with the ick instead of waiting for 8 weeks?

Aquattro
05-15-2015, 01:17 PM
which way u suggest i do with the ick instead of waiting for 8 weeks?

Nothing. You have to leave it without fish to clear the ich. Only other option is drain and bleach.

reefwars
05-15-2015, 01:21 PM
Yup if you can't wait the 8wks then you can restart with new sand and new rock and dry everything out and wash everything down. Old rock and sand cannot be used right away

nemoridah
05-16-2015, 06:01 AM
that sucks

Aquattro
05-16-2015, 06:05 AM
that sucks

pretty much..:)

reefwars
05-16-2015, 06:43 AM
that sucks

Only option besides that is buy fish and pretend it never happened who knows you may get lucky but it's a hard lesson learned for sure sucks losing your fish but it can be avoided easily enough:)

gregzz4
05-16-2015, 06:44 AM
pretty much..:)

that sucks
Welcome to reefing :smile:

I QT everything that is destined for my DT