HK's white spot (Marine Ich) outbreak

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Yes, it was one hell of an experience.  I'm gutted I made a mistake first time around, otherwise I could have saved more.  Anyway, things are going well now, and the tank is looking better than ever.
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I missed that post too, or I'd have at least said congrats!

Nice one bud, you put massive effort into that when lots would have thrown the towel in..  :glad:
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Reply #48

Good news HK_Fuey and again I really like the reefscape, hope you will update tank progress weekly ;)

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Reply #49

I'm pretty sure it's back!  :'(

What the HELL!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I quarantined everything!  Copper treatment for all the fish for longer than recommended.  I even just picked up three new fish this morning, only to come back to lights on the DT with the Royal Gramma and Kole tang riddled with spots.  I think the Clarkii might have a few too.  Nothing on the others yet.  Going to have to try to catch them all and get them in another tank and treat them.  It means running three tanks though, as I will have to leave the DT fallow for several months now to make sure there's no white spot left in there.

ARGHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'll not be able to post you that cheato @Mike  >:(
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Are you sure it's not just white dust in their mucus? It seems impossible given all the precautions you've taken.  :scared:

No problem about the chaeto. Do you still want the dosing unit?
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Reply #51

Yes, I'm pretty sure  :damn:  I can't understand how it could happen.  The tank was fallow for months, and everything else has been quarantined.  I guess I have one of those hard to kill varieties.

I think I'm going to put all the fish together and shift the ATU, FSB and sponge filter, etc. from the small QT over so I have some biological filtration going on. 

It's going to be a long night, setting up the larger spare tank,shifting coral and rocks to catch the fish, etc.
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I have found no matter what you do WS is there waiting in a reef system I have a few that have appeard on my new pale blue but they prone to it and the fact I have 5 other tangs as well it was inevitable in my opinion the thing is tangs and whitespot go together like cheese and beans just keep them well fed and they should shake it.

With a reef system there not a lot you can do if I was FOWLR in the copper would go but I can't do that and let's be realistic who has a QT setup that can handle the stock from a 6x2x2 as I would need a QT basically the same size it's not financially viable the running costs and startup costs where enough on the one I have.

I've seen so many threads where people have moved fish to QT tank left DT fallow for 3 months + for the fish to go back into DT and it to break out again it's like the common cold it's always there in my opinion and as long as you have good health it comes and goes

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 :O
I should really sort this out!!

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You have got to be kidding me  :O


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Reply #55

Nope it has spot but he ok and munching the rest are unaffected I know what blues are like and took the risk it will be ok I'm sure.

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I have found no matter what you do WS is there waiting in a reef system I have a few that have appeard on my new pale blue but they prone to it and the fact I have 5 other tangs as well it was inevitable in my opinion the thing is tangs and whitespot go together like cheese and beans just keep them well fed and they should shake it.
Yes, I tend to agree.  I've done a lot to prevent it, but it seems it's still snuck in there somehow.
I have invested in a fluidised sand bed, which is big enough to support a 600lt tank, so it should cope with the filtration even if the water volume is smaller.  I have 55lt tank I can use, which I might set up.
I've seen so many threads where people have moved fish to QT tank left DT fallow for 3 months + for the fish to go back into DT and it to break out again it's like the common cold it's always there in my opinion and as long as you have good health it comes and goes
Yep, this happened to me - read the rest of this thread for details.  I did seem to have cleared it on the second attempt.

Not sure about it just coming and going though.  Most people get a full tank wipe out if they get it.  There are loads of other parasite that look like ich too, and it's suggested that those that get a few spots that go away, probably didn't have ich.

Spent a while looking at the fish now, as has the missus, and we're convinced it's white spot.  Off to start making water and starting the larger tank up.  Wish me luck.
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Reply #57

Is that your first FSB filter? Very cool isn't it. I like them a lot.

They're what TMC use(d). About 7 feet tall and couple of feet wide.  :O
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Yes, first one.  So simple/obvious once you know.  Mine's a little smaller than TMC's, more like inches instead of feet  ;)
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Reply #59

Yeah, the only danger with them is, you can imagine how quickly the bacteria deplete the oxygen and die when the power stops. As all the sand falls and compacts at the bottom, pretty much zero oxygen, so anything more than a few minutes of downtime would probably be bad news for the bacterial population.

They never clog though, permanently effective. They never "mulm" up with slime which smothers the bacteria, they just work, self regulate and have vast surface area.

If I ever have freshwater again it'll be an FSB I'd run on that.
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