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re: ICK, Plants

Jim DeAngelo asks about curing ich. We've always had success using Quick 
Cure (malachite green + formaldehyde). But we use one-half the label dosage 
and divide that up into 1/4 doses, morning and evening. (Some fish require 
half strength anyway). I think this works better, as I've read that strong 
light can break down the malachite green. We raise the temp a few degrees 
(to speed up the life cycle of the parasite) and treat daily until one day 
after the last spot disappears. IMO it's best to remove the main biomedia 
during treatment and to run carbon in the filter and do a nice water change 
after treatment.


Jared Weinberger