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What cures Ich, but doesnt harm plants or biological filters?
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there are multiple medicines that fit that requirement. ive used rid ich, ick away, and several others....all turn your water blue. It goes away, but its disconcerting....read the bottle. will say, "will not hurt aquatic life or plants"...it probably hurts them, but they dont die, and neither do your fishes
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If "everything else" is good, raising the temp to 82 to 86 for a few days can get rid of ich without any chemistry.


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If "everything else" is good, raising the temp to 82 to 86 for a few days can get rid of ich without any chemistry.
From what I've read it has to be 86 or above, as ich only starts dying at 85. 82 will do nothing but speed up the ich's lifecycle.
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You could be right. I am not that experienced with ich. 82 worked great for me, perhaps in conjunction with the diatom cleaning, and it might do nothing in other cases.

I noticed that with Rams, they seem to be more susceptible to all diseases, including ich, at lower temps. Raising the regular temp from 75 to 77 seemed to improve things, and in the case of an ich outbreak, raising it temporarily to as low as 80 cured them. Probably did not kill the ich directly, but strengthened the Rams defenses to overcome the disease.


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I've used QuICK-Cure for two days at 80F and all my plants were fine, I will leave the temp up for 10 days and check for spots daily. I acutally took all my filter material out because it will stain it blue, things look okay for now.
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