How to Quarantine

  1. VJV

    VJV Well-Known Member

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    Humble, Mel, Brew, have any of you ever used this?

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    I guess not as it is a German company and never heard anything about it in US forums. This is the composition:

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    Recommendation is to dose 60ml per 100l (start with 40, than add another 20 two days later). So I guess we are dosing 120mg of copper sulphate pentahydrate per 100 liters.

    Any idea what concentration this implies?

    They also say that the treatment (since first 40ml dose) only lasts 7 days, which does not make a lot of sense given ich lifecycle (unless the initial dose already brings concentration to therapeautical level, or the combination with Malachite green is especially effective).
     

  2. Brew12

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    Never seen that before, but I love the idea!

    A PPM is the same a 1mg/L which give us 1.2ppm of copper sulfate pentahydrate.
    Since we don't care about the sulfate or pentahydrate I had to look up that copper makes up 25.5% of total mass of CuSO4+5H2O.

    The recommended dosing gets us roughly 0.3ppm Cu.

    Hopefully I had enough coffee this morning to do the math correctly!
     
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    I feel like qt is the way to go but I have killed more fish in the month of qt than I have in general. what am I doing wrong. I have a seachem ammonia alert badge. My purple tang, assesor basslet and clowns are the only surviving fish since I started qt in September. Is this normal or am I doing something wrong. My yellow watchman goby died today, my royal gramma last week and my sharknose cleaner goby did not make first week just in the past month
     
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  4. Humblefish

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    QTing fish is like anything else; it's a learn as you go process. The more you do it, the better you will get at it as you figure out all the little things you are doing right & wrong.

    I wrote this a while back: https://www.reef2reef.com/threads/the-dos-and-don’ts-of-quarantine.203898/

    It contains all the little things I figured out I was doing right & wrong in QT. Hope it helps.
     
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  5. M4rtin

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    Have 10gal quarantine tank for coral, can I have one fish in there like sixline for example ?
    Coral is in quarantine tank for 2+months before moving to DT.
     
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    If you are using the coral QT to starve out potential fish diseases, then no fish can be present in it.
     
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    I currently have a springeri damsel in a QT that's located in our workshop, due to the cold temperatures at the moment the temperature is 22.5 to 23c, will this be ok or should I add a second heater?
     
  8. Humblefish

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    I would bump it up to at least 24C.
     
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  9. VJV

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    @Humblefish what ratio of bleach to water would you recommend to sterilize a QT and for how long? Have seen a lot of different recommendations out there.
     
  10. jluspo

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    Hello, I have a powder blue tang in qt for two weeks now. It is eating well and no sign of ick. Should I treat with copper anyway or should I just observe for two more weeks before moving it to my display tank?

    Thanks!!!
     
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    I treat every fish with copper just in case it has developed an immunity but is still a carrier.
     
  12. 4FordFamily

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    Agreed
     
  13. djwasimani

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    great discussion.
     
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    Thanks for your responses. Can I treat with copper while it's in hypo-salinity (1.010)? What about Prazi? Can I run copper and prazi and hypo at the same time?
     
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    Unless the fish were actively being attacked by velvet I would raise salinity back up prior to treating with copper. Not sure about Prazi. You can run copper and Prazi at the same time although I typically don't.
     
  16. Fizbang

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    Just wanted to say...great thread! I'm new to the saltwater side of the hobby so this is mucho appreciated. On a side note, @Humblefish I see you are in Navarre, I am in FWB. :)
     
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  17. Fizbang

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    So with the Prazi, is the powder or liquid best?
     
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    Prazipro is liquid and the other from the pharmaceutical is powder I believe.
     
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    May not be a question of "better" but maybe better for the particular fish. Humblefish said this in an earlier post on a discussion of API's General Cure which contains both Prazi & Metro in it's powder dosage package: "I strongly recommend using GC (General Cure) in lieu of Prazipro on wrasses and other prazi sensitive fish. GC contains a more appropriate praziquantel dosage (2.0 mg/L); whereas Prazipro (liquid) is slightly overdosed at 2.5 mg/L. Most fish should be able to handle this higher dosage, but it could be to blame for the deaths of wrasses and other sensitive species." Hope this helps. Merry Christmas!
     
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    Thank you....I have been reading but haven't made it through the entire thread yet :)
     
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