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  1. Most of the time that a parasite issue shows up, it does not go away, due to improper treatment. There are several things to consider before attempting treatment. Do you know what problem the fish has? White spots don't always mean Ich/Cryptocaryn. It could be marine velvet/Amyloodinium, or Brooklynella along with Lymphocytis to name a few. Not even an expert can verify what ailment a fish might have unless it is seen under a microscope. This can be very tricky for someone to do a biopsy properly and make a conclusive and accurate assessment. Most people don't know what Ich, or any other parasite looks like under a microscope. So, here is a good protocol to follow. When acclimating a new fish, treat the acclimation water with a Formalin bath. Formalin 3 is my preference. Use 2 teaspoons per gallon of water, and do not keep the fish in the bath more than 45 minutes. Formalin and freshwater with treat protozoan issues like flukes, that a quite common, copper will not. After the fish have acclimated to new tank water and have been treated with Formalin, give them a freshwater bath. The freshwater temp needs to be the same as the water they were in and are going in. The PH may need to be buffered as well, to match aquarium water. The freshwater bath must last a minimum of 7 minutes and no more than 12. The fish may lay on it's side and not move, this is normal. You can give it a light push to keep him moving and up right. The next chemical that is used is Chloroquine Phosphate. This is the aquarium wonder drug, and it will kill Ich and Velvet. It is not a heavy metal like copper and is harmless to fish. It's one draw back is that it may kill too much bacteria in the system and cause an ammonia spike. You must monitor your ammonia levels. If a spike occurs, you can detoxify it with prime, and add a good quality bacteria booster. (Fritz- turbo start, is the only one that will work) The Chloroquine treatment needs to last at least 21 days to be effective. 40 days is the best, 30 is the standard and 21 days is the minimum. Yon can use it in your display tank if its a fish only system. It will kill corals, algae and most inverts, especially snails. Crabs seem to not be affected by it. It is easily removed with skimming and carbon. -A few side notes: Hypo-salinity only works if the SG is under 1.011, and even then it's not a guarantee. -If a few has any red spots or areas, this is most likely a bacterial infection, so DO NOT use formalin, it will kill the fish. -Chloroquine is dosed at 4 grams per 100 gallons of water.( A level teaspoon equals 3 grams) I have seen different methods regarding dosage amounts and times, but from the very experienced vets and public aquarium staff, only a one time treatment is needed. Hope this helps Jeff
  2. I do. $150. Make it $125 if you get it by Saturday, and I'll deliver in Fort Myers, the Cape or anywhere south to Naples. Jeff No problem. PM me your address/phone. I'll be up there sometime Saturday morning. Jeff
  3. 1164 7th Ave N, Naples, FL 34102 Just let me know when, my wife's normally around in the daytime as well. Jeff
  4. PM me your contact/address and I'll set it up to get them to you. Got you down, PM me on whether you want to pick up or Saturday delivery Jeff
  5. I'm headed to Fort Myers and North Cape Saturday and can deliver. I'll mark them down for you. Jeff
  6. Yup. Glass-Holes video will show you how. I drilled the 40 Bean Animal hand held. :)/> As for cutting acrylic, table saw with a 80 tooth acrylic blade is best. But the blades are $60 and up. And you'll still want a router to trim the cut. I may have the tools around to do this you could use but have never done it. Let me know if I need to look and see what I have. Jeff
  7. Clearing the last of my stuff and still have these: Mag 7, used, works fine. $35 HOT Magnum filter, I used it to polish the water on freshwater and run carbon on salt. I have a micron filter for it as well as the bag. $20 AP 50 air pump - Will run 80-100 air drops. Great for breeders with air filters. Runs, but needs new diaphragm, which is included. Includes some manifolds and air valves. $20 Micron filters. 53 micron, 100 micron and 250 micron (I think), 4 inch PVC. Free to anyone raising rotifers (That's what they are for...) Home made and I also have additional screen material for 3 more of each size. Can deliver on Saturday to anywhere from Naples to Fort Myers/North Cape Jeff
  8. I have a number of books related to the hobby I'm getting rid of, most are half the cover price or less: Clownfishes: A Guide to Their Captive Care, Breeding & Natural History by Joyce Wilkerson The ultimate guide, out of print and in high demand -- $35 Clownfishes: A Guide to Their Captive Care, Breeding & Natural History by Frank Hoff -- $20 Book of Coral Propagation, Volume 1 Edition 2: Reef Gardening for Aquarists by Anthony Calfo, Autographed -- $20 The Reef Aquarium, Vol. 3: Science, Art, and Technology by Julian Sprung and J. Charles Delbeek -- $25 Sold to Femb Aquarium Corals : Selection, Husbandry, and Natural History by Eric H. Borneman -- $20 The Complete Illustrated Breeder's Guide to Marine Aquarium Fishes by Matthew L. Wittenrich -- $10 The Conscientious Marine Aquarist: A Commonsense Handbook for Successful Saltwater Hobbyists by Robert Fenner -- $20 Marine Aquarium Handbook: Beginner to Breeder by Martin A., Jr. Moe, Autographed - $8 Practical Coral Farming: The Ways, the Means, and the Business by Miguel Tolosa (First Edition) - $10 Sold to Icy Breeding the Orchid Dottyback, Pseudochromis Fridmani: An Aquarist's Journal by Martin A. Moe Jr, Autographed -- $8 Reef Coral Identification: Florida, Caribbean, Bahamas (Reef Set, Vol. 3) by Paul Humann -- $10 A PocketExpert Guide to Marine Invertebrates: 500+ Essential-to-Know Aquarium Species by Ronald L. Shimek -- $10 Sold to Femb Buy one, Get one -- One free with any book from above How to Raise & Train Your Peppermint Shrimp, 2nd Edition by April Kirkendoll -- $6 Free to Femb The Marine Aquarists' Quiz Book by Martin A. Moe, Autographed -- $5 Lobsters: Florida, Bahamas, and the Caribbean by Martin A. Moe Jr, Autographed -- $10 Free to Icy Or make me a deal on a group or all. Jeff
  9. 48" 8 bulb T5 Tek Light for $150. Bulbs work but are overdue for a change. No hanger though. Headed to Fort Myers/North Cape Saturday if you need delivery. Jeff
  10. Okay, everything is gone except the 8 bulb T5 and two T5 bulbs, a 10K and an Actinic. Also have some tanks available, 10 and 20 gallon, until they get to Goodwill. I'll do $150 on the Tek Light 8 lamp T5 with the two remaining bulbs, if not sold and paid for by Saturday I'll put them in storage. Congrats to everyone who got the deals. Jeff
  11. Also have a Koralia Evo 550, new in the box and 3 Mag 7 pumps. $20 for the Koralia, $40 each for the Mag 7's. Jeff
  12. Just ran across an alkalinity checker and my refractometer.. $25 for both. Jeff
  13. Yep. Call or email Zina for pickup, today before 8 pm is best. Jeff Cant make it till monday (i work in Naples) live in cape coral is that ok? That should do. Jeff
  14. Still Available: 8 lamp TEk Light 48" T5 Media Reactor 2 T5 bulbs Newly Available: 36" Power Compact light - Free Deep Blue hood and standard aquarium light for 10 gallon - Free with a ten gallon tank ($5) HOT Magnum filter - Hang on Tank power filter - $30 Sponge filters, Aquaclear HOB filters - Free Jeff
  15. Yep. Call or email Zina for pickup, today before 8 pm is best. Jeff
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