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Ick Update

Posted By: Gareth Dominy <gdominy@msn.com>
Date: Wednesday, 22 January 2003, at 11:55 a.m.

Salt to the rescue!

Last night after I got home I changed 50% of the water right away (many days of medicating left the water a little off). As I was filling hte tank back up I used a little less dechlorinator then usual (enough that chloramine goes away, but takes a little longer) and added a full box of aquarium salt (tablespoon per 5 gallons).

After letting the tank settle and to let the salt disolve I added quickcure again. 140 drops this time (a little less then at its peak, I didn't trust that I wouldnt poison the fish). This morning I looked at the 5 (of 7) clowns I could see and could not see a single Ick spot anywhere.

So far so good, looks like were back on the mend.