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how to treat ick in planted tanks.

Today I've noticed I have a small incident of ich on some of my fish. My rams and tetras got one or two speckles of ich on them. I raised the temperature to 89 hoping it'll kill it off since I avoided salt b/c ive heard salt will melt my plants. Is there anything else i can do to keep my inhabitants alive?

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IMO being kept at 89 degrees is much more likely to melt your plants than a short-term salt treatment for ich! I treat ich with aquarium salt at a low dose (1/2 tsp per gallon for usually 1 to 2 weeks) and temps in the low 80s.

I'd read through this article: http://www.skepticalaquarist.com/docs/health/ich.shtml





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I guarantee, if you use a Diatom filter you will get rid of Ich and most external problems. It's the best $70 you can spend for sick fish in planted aquariums. No salt, no meds and no high temps. Plus, an added bonus, crystal clear water

I've beaten anything a fish had externally, every time!

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I used quickcure in my planted discus tank, it worked just fine.

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