Noobie question #3 and rock work

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  1. garra671

    garra671 Active Member

    Nov 30, 2015
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    When it comes to a QT do you guys let the fish rest a day or so and then give them copper treatment for ich and such as a precaution. Or do you just let them sit in the QT for a set amount of time and hope they show no signs of disease that could be introduced into your tank?

    also; I welcome criticism on my rockwork. Since my last tank seemed to just be one long single height rock running across and it was ugly. I took some ques from the posting by @Veganbrian on art/rockwork.


  2. ZachR32

    ZachR32 Active Member

    Oct 30, 2017
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    Observe for about a week first, then proceed into treatment from there. This allows them to get used to their new environment a bit more and hopefully start eating before they get pounded with meds. If they're critically ill then starting meds right away would be good, but most people don't buy critically ill fish
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  3. HotRocks

    HotRocks Fish Fanatic! Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter Reef Squad Leader R2R Excellence Award Partner Member 2019 Build Thread Contributor Article Contributor

    Oct 5, 2017
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    Westfield, Indiana
    +1 let them get used to environment in QT. Make sure they are eating well for the first 5-7 days. Then begin ramping up copper, slowly over a few (5ish days). Once therapeutic, ride for 30 days, then 100% water change and 14 or so days of observation to make sure all is well and parasites are gone. During the 14 days I dose prazi if needed. Now if you have marine velvet disease, you can't wait the few days in beginning or ramp copper slowly, it all has to happen within 48 for fish to stand a chance of survival. I QT all fish no matter what. I like harder to keep fish and the risk isn't worth it to me to take a chance. I was fortunate to enter the hobby with the help of a very experienced friend @4FordFamily. Proper disease prevention methods etc. Rock work looks fine to me. It's really a personal preference and whatever type of environment you want for your fish and coral.
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  4. 4FordFamily

    4FordFamily Tang, Angel, & Wrasse Addict Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Partner Member 2019 Build Thread Contributor Article Contributor

    Feb 26, 2015
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    Couldn’t have said it better, friend!
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