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RE: [APD] Ich and planted tanks
Though it might be early to count my episode as "passed" the recommendation
of a fellow hobbyist on one of the planted tank web forums seemed to work
for me. I simply raised the temperature in my tank to 86 and did 50% water
changes every other day stirring up as much gravel as possible without
uprooting or damaging the roots of plants.
I did notice that the day after the gravel stirring there were more white
spots than the day before but their numbers slowly dwindled. I also fed a
lot of frozen bloodworms.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: aquatic-plants-bounces at actwin_com
> [mailto:aquatic-plants-bounces at actwin_com] On Behalf Of Thomas Barr
> Sent: Monday, August 01, 2005 12:21 PM
> To: aquatic-plants at actwin_com
> Subject: [APD] Ich and planted tanks
> Ich is controlled by public aquariums by raising the temp to
> about 90F.
> I've never had a ich issue in a planted tank, I've even added
> fish that had ich only to watch it disappear a week or so
> later of being in good conditions........
> You can do both or add malachite green(use 1/2 dosage for
> tetras/catfish etc) and provide a good home for the fish.
> Frequent water changes reduces the likeyhood of disease.
> This is the same advice I gave customers when I working in a
> LFS as a kid nearly 30 years ago. And the advice has not changed.
> Tom Barr
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