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    Pretty discouraged

    Dont know where it came from. Pretty much feel like taking all these fish and flushing them down the drain. I dont know if its possible to qt all the fish i have in a twenty gallon tank for a long period of time. cant really catch the fish without pulling everything out. so i guess i will be breaking all this down.
    i feel disappointed and like i wasted way too much money.
    i think i will just flush this friggin tang right now
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    Do the fish have ich ?

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    Nope it has herpes

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    If you weren't so far, I'd say you could put him I'm my qt setup

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    Drop all your corals in a QT and hypo your display, corals can typically handle smaller setups and the hypo should kill the the cycle in your display. A fallow QT will also starve the cycle.

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    Best ich solution out there imho. Many members of this club including myself have had amazing success with hypo

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    hypo is the only way. anything else is a waste of money and time

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    Sucks but two months passes quicker than you think... and don't add new things as they just RESET the time frame... I've learned the hard way that patience pays in this hobby...

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    I think Brian is right on mark...you might be able to borrow some lights for the 20g to hold your corals until the hypo is complete...if you hypo your main DT make sure you do it for long enough to be sure the ich is gone. It has been know to go dormant for extremely long periods of time. Hypo will allow you to quickly save your fish and the lower salinity will allow for significantly higher levels of oxygen to be available for your fish. Lesion and other injuries heal quicker in hypo also.

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    I run my hypo at 1.008 fish seem to be absolutely fine with it.

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    I'm going to begin everything tomorrow. Pretty frustrating. Oh well. Thanks for advice.

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    Few tips for hypo, treat it like a hybrid salt/fresh tank. I would recommend an auto top off to keep the salinity spot on at .008 and mechanical filtration to help remove organics. Also running a skimmer etc like normal. Lastly doing 10% water changes weekly. My fish all did find for 3 months of hypo doing it this way.

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    I don't think anyone mentioned it yet but watch your PH it will have a tendency to swing until you get to your target salinity. Even after you have reached your target, check it daily until you are comfortable with the whole process. Good luck and have some patients it will pay off.

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    How long should they be in hypo?


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    two months I believe

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    I have read that the lifecycle of ich can be as short as 26 days. That being said, what's another few weeks when it comes to ensuring the survival of your fish and the prevention of reintroducing the parasite into your main tank. Be patient and take your time. I kept my main tank fallow for 2 months and actually had the fish in hypo for 5 weeks. Worked like a charm and was unbelievably tempting to put the fish back in my display.

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    I would either stay fallow for longer than the recommended time, or just take the tank down, clean it, and rebuild fresh if you don't want to wait that long. For what its worth, your pod population will go crazy during this down time, but i'm not sure how the hypo will affect that same population. I just kept my 16 gallon neuvo running same as usual when I had ick and waited to re add fish.

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    when I went fallow my pods went super crazy just like Kmellon said, looked like I had ants all over the glass, just tons and tons of them crawling around everywhere.

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    We'll my main tank isn't in hypo my QT is


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