HK's white spot (Marine Ich) outbreak

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Shame, how are the remaining survivors looking?
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They all seem fine.  The Yellow did look a bit rough before I started reducing salinity, so I suspect the combination of having had Ich, reduced salinity for a number of weeks, raised salinity, moved to the DT, got Ich again, moved back, reduced salinity again was too much for him - understandable.  What's annoying is I suspect it was probably my fault for either touching something in the DT, then touching the hospital tnak, or maybe letting the salinity creep above 1.009 at some point. 

I didn't have an ATU on that tank, but I'm ordering the ATU-Pro2 from @reefloat so that shouldn't be an issue again.  I'll use this on the HT for now, then when it's all sorted, I can move the ATU-Pro mkI to my quarantine tank, and put the MkII on my main tank.  Can't move the MkI now, as I will infect my QT with Ich.
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Lost the file fish  :cry:

4 left.
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Reply #33

Bugger
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Reply #34

Started to increase salinity. Slowly, slowly...no more than 0.001 per day.  No rush though, as I have weeks before they can go back in the DT.  They're also gonna get a dose of copper to double check there is no Ich coming from the HT.
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Reply #35

Justs seems so unfair as your being soo patient. Are you using a specific treatment?
How much evap do you have?
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I expected evap to make a significant difference the last time, but when you think about it, if my tank is at 1.009 and I want to go to 1.010, I had to do a 50% change with water at 1.011 to make that change, or obviously a much smaller amount at a higher salinity.  The point is, that the relatively small amount that evaporates, really doesn't make that much difference, and takes an age before it raises the SG back up to 1.024ish.

I bought this stuff for the copper treatment:
NT LABS ANTI- PARASITE MARINE REEF FISH TREATMENT 50ML | eBay
Mainly, as that's what the lfs had in, and I couldn't be arsed looking around at the time.
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That's kind of where I was going with the evap, as you're looking to raise it slowly anyway.
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Reply #38

No change really.  Just adding a bit of more concentrated water daily, and using water changes every few days to raise the level up slowly.  QT is going well.  No sign of disease from anything in there.  DT looks the same as ever, but there's loads more micro critter life going on now.  I assume the fish kept the numbers down before.  Tonnes or worms, pods, etc. crawling about.  I wish you could do a test to see if there was an ich present, but I just have to wait as long as I'm prepared to wait, then hope that's long enough.  8 weeks min, but will prob give it 10, as something went wrong last time, and it could have been the 8 weeks.  I suspect the salinity crept up briefly on the HT though, but better safe than sorry.
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Reply #39

So the HTs back up to normal range SG now.  Waiting to see if there is any sign of ich, and will then treat with copper before they go back in.  In the meantime, I'm going to add the coral beauty from my QT to the main tank, as it should be ich free now.  If it develops ich, then I will know the DT needs to remain fallow for longer in future.  I've done a lot of reading around, and it seem that nobody really knows for sure how long to leave it, partly due to the parasite being able to sort of hibernate for weeks/months, and there being numerous different varieties, with different life cycles.  The sources I trust the most seem to agree on around 8 weeks.  One suggests that you can rid the tank 100%, just reduce virility.  If the coral beauty gets ich, I can move it to the HT now it's at normal SG and do the copper treatment.  If not, I will move the rest of the QT fish and corals over too, do the copper  treatment on the QT (2 fish remaining, foxface and one perc), then add them back in too.  I can also start shopping for my next fish as the HT will be empty.
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Good luck I hope all goes to plan with no hiccups this time.

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Great news, keep us posted!
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Reply #42

The coral beauty is in.  Finger crossed!!!
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Reply #43

Happy to announce that all fish and corals have been in the DT for a few days now, and there is no sign of white spot!   :cool: :grin: :kiss:
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Ive just caught up with this thread . Holy cow what an effort you put in to save your fish , so impressive. 

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