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Old Yesterday, 05:52 PM   #1
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TTM explained please

anyone have a link on how TTM works? I get the 2 tanks thing and transfer fish every 3 days, I guess my question is when you transfer fish from old tank to new tank are you supposed to discard old water from tank that fish is removed and replace with new water? if I have a 20 gall and a 10 gal and I have to keep replacing water I guess that can add up ...

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Old Yesterday, 06:47 PM   #2
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Yes, you have to replace the water.

You have to allow everything from tank 1 to dry for 24hrs before filling with water again.


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Old Yesterday, 06:54 PM   #3
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Yes, you have to replace the water.

You have to allow everything from tank 1 to dry for 24hrs before filling with water again.
That sounds annoying

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far less annoying than trying to extract and treat sick fish from a display tank.

there is certainly up front cost to any quarantine method, but it's well worth it in my opinion once you factor in the cost and time associated with keeping a saltwater tank. ounce of prevention, etc... etc...


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Old Today, 09:28 AM   #5
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200 gallon box of IO salt costs about 50$....so about .25 / gallon.

Each transfer (10 gallons, in your case) costs $2.50.

4 transfers costs 10 bucks. That's probably cheaper than buying meds. Definitely cheaper than losing any fish. You can even use water out of your display, if the display is ich free.

It really isn't that big of a pain. But everyone does the QT thing differently. Try it and see.


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Old Today, 10:50 AM   #6
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There is a sticky on this in the disease section I believe. My suggestion would be to read up on diseases and treatment. Tank wipe outs because of disease is the single leading cause of people leaving the hobby


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Old Today, 11:07 AM   #7
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200 gallon box of IO salt costs about 50$....so about .25 / gallon.

Each transfer (10 gallons, in your case) costs $2.50.

4 transfers costs 10 bucks. That's probably cheaper than buying meds. Definitely cheaper than losing any fish. You can even use water out of your display, if the display is ich free.

It really isn't that big of a pain. But everyone does the QT thing differently. Try it and see.
Nice break down thank you.. I'm lazy I guess.. All I have done so far with my 8 healthy fish is just buy from a reputable store and observe in QT for 3-4 wks each. I was thinking of getting a small blue hippo tang for my 90, but I have a feeling this one will have ich so I am preparing myself for either Hypo or TTM..


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Nice break down thank you.. I'm lazy I guess.. All I have done so far with my 8 healthy fish is just buy from a reputable store and observe in QT for 3-4 wks each. I was thinking of getting a small blue hippo tang for my 90, but I have a feeling this one will have ich so I am preparing myself for either Hypo or TTM..
You're welcome. Hopefully I didn't insult your intelligence.

A good, local store with healthy fish sure helps.

Since you have an observation/qt tank set up anyway, you could look into copper or chloroquine phosphate. Or you can observe for a few weeks and go from there. Like I said, everyone does QT a little differently.

The nice thing about TTM is that it's a quick (max 12 days), fairly cheap/easy, and proven way of eliminating ich.


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Old Today, 12:22 PM   #9
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You're welcome. Hopefully I didn't insult your intelligence.

A good, local store with healthy fish sure helps.

Since you have an observation/qt tank set up anyway, you could look into copper or chloroquine phosphate. Or you can observe for a few weeks and go from there. Like I said, everyone does QT a little differently.

The nice thing about TTM is that it's a quick (max 12 days), fairly cheap/easy, and proven way of eliminating ich.
Yah I like the idea of TTM.. I think copper might be hard on tangs even though I have a new bottle of cupramine just chillin.


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Yah I like the idea of TTM.. I think copper might be hard on tangs even though I have a new bottle of cupramine just chillin.
Yes, Copper is hard on tangs, always try TTM or Hypo for Ick.

Those blues are Ick magnets, but very cool fish!


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