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Fighting Ick, and having a bonehead moment

Posted By: Gareth Dominy <gdominy@telus.net>
Date: Friday, 23 April 2004, at 12:57 p.m.

So I've been pretty busy the last 2 months fighting a terrible green water outbreak in my 135 gallon tank. I purchased a UV Sterilizer for the tank to help my battle and I discovered very quickly that the Loaches had contracted Ick.

I had been out of the province for a few weeks and there had been some power failures which resulted in a failed heater and one of the filters had stalled.

Anyway... The green water is under control (the tank looks great) but Ick has been running rampant.. I've been treating for a few weeks now with little change in the loaches. On all the other fish the Ick has cleared up but the loaches have