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Old 04/14/2021, 01:08 PM   #1
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Does freshwater eradicate saltwater ich?

Set up a new 65 gallon with live sand, live rock, and some media I had in my main tanks sump for a few weeks. Added a fish and everything was fine for two weeks, zero ammonia, zero nitrites, fish eating well. White spots showed up a few days ago which Im sure was ich and fish is dead. Completely breaking down the tank and bleaching most everything. I would really like to reuse the sand thats two weeks old. If I soak it in fresh ro water and let it sit for a couple of days will it kill any ich that might be in it? Hate to waste the sand if I could reuse it but will toss it if I have to. UUUGGGHHH!!!

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Old 04/14/2021, 03:48 PM   #2
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Just curious, what species fish did you add?

Montipora Digitas, Cyphastrea, Blastos, different Leptoseris, Green Stylo, GSP, gorgonions, Ricordea mushrooms, psammocoras, Birdsnest coral, Clownfish, Watchman goby, Royal gamma, cardinalfish.

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Old 04/14/2021, 05:36 PM   #3
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Put in a trigger, figured he would be ok if I got a little ammonia but that never happened. I just tossed the sand, gonna start completely new, not worth taking a chance.

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Old 04/16/2021, 06:46 AM   #4
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For future refference rinsing in fresh water will kill ich. I often rinse sand in H2O2 to and reuse it.

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Old 04/19/2021, 07:14 AM   #5
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Posts: 419 shouldn't have had to go through all of that miga-miro. Letting your tank run fallow for 8 to 10 weeks should have done the trick or eradicating ich......

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