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Old 08-01-2010, 07:05 PM   #1 
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carbon filter and Ich Attack

Ich Attack (100% organic) reccomends removing the carbon filter during treatment. With the filter I have, you cannot take the carbon out - it's one of those penn plax disposable filters where you replace the whole thing. What should I do?
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Old 08-01-2010, 07:26 PM   #2 
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Since bettas don't need filters as long as they are provided with clean water, you can place him in a hospital tank (2-3 gallon container perhaps - doesn't have to be pretty, just super clean) without a filter (with heater though of course) and do daily water changes. And I guess you would have to keep adding the same dose of the medication with each water change.
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Old 08-01-2010, 07:26 PM   #3 
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Put the fish in a different container to treat for the ich. I use rubbermaid or sterilite plastic storage bins--they make excellent hospital tanks because they are long and shallow and are safe to use with a heater. They are also extremely cheap--a 2-4 gallon bin is only about $3 at Target or Walmart. They are good to have around.
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Old 08-01-2010, 07:32 PM   #4 
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doesn't the whole tank need to be treated so the ich doesn't come back when I put her back in her tank?
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Old 08-01-2010, 07:35 PM   #5 
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Ich can't live without a host fish for more than 3 days, if even that.
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Old 08-01-2010, 07:38 PM   #6 
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I wouldn't say that necessarily--but you don't have to treat the tank with ich attack to kill it. Simply rinse everything out thoroughly with hot water.
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Old 08-01-2010, 07:43 PM   #7 
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the tank is cycled... probably should have mentioned that. Do I have to break it all down and start over?
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You could use a lot of aquarium salt (at least 1 tsp per gallon) in the tank to kill ich and it won't mess with the cycled tank. And then do a large water change before re-introducing fish.
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Old 08-01-2010, 07:51 PM   #9 
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ok... thanks to both of you for your help!
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Old 08-01-2010, 08:05 PM   #10 
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YVW & hope the Ich Attack treatment works! Good luck
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