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Forum: Fish 01-19-2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 905
Posted By Caconym
Hi there, We beat Ich back in December, and...

Hi there,

We beat Ich back in December, and since then took out flukes or some other external parasites.

The ich was beaten with temps up to 85 (heaters really maxed out) and salt. No...
Forum: Fish 01-10-2014, 12:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,187
Posted By Caconym
Hey that's great! They're cool fish, glad to see...

Hey that's great! They're cool fish, glad to see you got to see what is apparently a rare event.
Forum: Plants 01-10-2014, 12:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 194
Posted By Caconym
plant ideas for lazy tank

Hi there,

We've got a 55g tank with pool filter sand bottom, driftwood and slate. It's a community fish tank kept at 76deg with danios, corys, neons and an oto. Next fish are a clown pleco and...
Forum: Fish 01-09-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,187
Posted By Caconym
Update: we've lost 4/5 otos and the final one...

Update: we've lost 4/5 otos and the final one isn't looking great. The survivor is the one who had the least swollen belly.

My best guess as to the cause of this is the cyanobacteria that formed...
Forum: Fish 01-07-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,187
Posted By Caconym
256513 Does this look like dropsy to anyone...

256513

Does this look like dropsy to anyone else?

Is there any treatment?
Forum: Fish 01-07-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,187
Posted By Caconym
Update, we just lost an Oto. Found dead, with no...

Update, we just lost an Oto. Found dead, with no signs of distress aside from the big belly and the dead.

Hoping not, but guessing the others are going to follow.
Forum: Algae 01-06-2014, 11:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 968
Posted By Caconym
Just to share another experience: We had a bga...

Just to share another experience: We had a bga carpet form while away for a few days. It was removed using suction and a 3 day blackout. Hasn't come back for 3 days, so fingers crossed.
Forum: Fish 01-06-2014, 11:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,187
Posted By Caconym
We have 4 of 5 Otos in a similar state. We were...

We have 4 of 5 Otos in a similar state. We were out of town for 6 days, and came home to find a blue green algateria carpet, and 4 very fat otos. I'm concerned about their size, but don't really...
Forum: Fish 01-04-2014, 01:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 687
Posted By Caconym
Update: We left the heat up for longer...

Update:

We left the heat up for longer than planned due to a trip. When we got back (Jan 1) one of the cory's had died, although he'd been looking a bit weak before we left.

Ich seems to be...
Forum: Fish 12-22-2013, 02:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 687
Posted By Caconym
To update, after 14 days of temps at 84-86, with...

To update, after 14 days of temps at 84-86, with approx 1t salt per gallon, the ich has been non visible since day 11 or so. Will continue treatment for 5 more days and then slowly bring temp down....
Forum: Fish 12-19-2013, 06:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 687
Posted By Caconym
Most of our fish are towards the cooler end of...

Most of our fish are towards the cooler end of the spectrum, and the corys and otos are supposed to be less salt tolerant, but they've all handled the treatment pretty well. I did drop the water...
Forum: Fish 12-19-2013, 01:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 687
Posted By Caconym
Update: All the neon tetras now appear to be ich...

Update: All the neon tetras now appear to be ich free.

I'm going to maintain the temp and salt level for 4 more days, and then slowly bring it down over the next 6.

If this holds, very...
Forum: DIY 12-17-2013, 11:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,168
Posted By Caconym
Neat info! I'm usually on the composites and...

Neat info! I'm usually on the composites and metals end of things so don't get to deal with plastic much.

The polycarb in this case isn't used for light transmission, as it's just a channel...
Forum: DIY 12-17-2013, 06:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,168
Posted By Caconym
I liked the DIY slider top idea, but didn't feel...

I liked the DIY slider top idea, but didn't feel comfortable with 1/8" thick glass. We made ours with 1/4" glass, and a single u channel for the slide.

The u channel we used fits great, is clear,...
Forum: Fish 12-17-2013, 06:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 687
Posted By Caconym
Thanks for the quick replies. Based on above...

Thanks for the quick replies.

Based on above I'm planning on continuing salt treatment, and will try increased temp if my heater will handle it. My regular 150w heater is set to max, and the...
Forum: Fish 12-17-2013, 05:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 687
Posted By Caconym
Treating Ich with salt, no result

Hello,

We've been treating our tank (details below) with salt for 9 days, with no result, and wanted to know how to refine our method or what the next recommendation would be for our fish.
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