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    Posted: August 16 2015 at 4:58pm
Hi. I have a 90 and 180 plumbed into one system. Had a powder brown tang developed ich and passed. Now a purple tang has it bad. They system gas a uv on it. Anyone have any suggestions. I have to get ahead of thia. Thank you.
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I'm no Pro but do you have a cleaner or fire shrimp in the tank? I would think it would take care of most of the ick on the fish except for the gills.

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I have used Kordon brand "Ich Attack" with very good success. I wouldnt attempt to move the fish in fear that the additional stress will kill it.
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Also how old is your uv build?
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Quarantine the tangs and if you have the capability change the tank every three days. I've tried copper does work but IMO can have some loss. Substrate I believe is the hardest thing to address. Needs to run its cycle so no reinfection or I would remove it completely.  Good luck.
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Also make sure the tank temp is not fluctuating much from night to day.
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UV bulb is brand new. Temp fluctuates very little. We have a good cooler on the system. Is that ich attach treatment safe in the reef?
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I cant speak for other brands but the Kordon brand "Ich attack" is reef safe. I have used it and it had no negative effect on my snails/shrimp, my corals did anemone did close up while i was using it, but everything recovered after i was done with the treatment.

Make sure you are buying the correct product though as the same company has a "Rid-Ich Plus" that will kill your inverts..

I had an Ich outbreak and feared the stress of moving my blue tang would kill it. I used the product per their instructions and didnt loose any fish or corals... i did start using it as soon as i noticed the Ich though.
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