Velvet and Ich Fincasters Episode 179

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Marine Velvet and ich are the most common and most deadly for aquarium fish. Velvet appears to the more dangerous of the two. In this Fincast (aquarium video) John shares the sad story of what happened to his 180 gallon reef and some fish he had kept for years. In addition, there are tips on how to recognize the disease, some treatment options, and advice on how to prevent it.

As a result of this aquarium catastrophe, I spent a great deal of time researching specifically velvet.  I had dealt with it in the past — but not for years and years.   Below are some of the links I found helpful.  — jc

Wet Web Media Advice – Highly suggested reading: http://www.wetwebmedia.com/parasiti.htm

Setting up a quarantine tank
http://www.wetwebmedia.com/QuarMarFishes.htm

MORE ON MARINE VELVET
http://www.wetwebmedia.com/amylloodiniumart.htm

FROM LIVE AQUARIA:
http://www.liveaquaria.com/pic/article.cfm?aid=84

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From the build
Real Reef’s 20 Reasons to use this product: http://realreefrock.com/20-reasons-why-real-reef
More on Real Reef rock configurations: http://realreefrock.com/product-line
What is Oolite Sand? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oolite

Dura valves from Premium Aquatics https://premiumaquatics.com/search?search=dura
Spears Valves from Bulk Reef Supply https://aquarium.bulkreefsupply.com/search?w=spears%20valve&asug=
PVC pipe from Lowes 1” for drain pipes, 1” converted to ¾” for returns 1” barb to 3/4” ball valve to 1” barb https://www.lowes.com/search?searchTerm=pvc+pipe&refinement=4294635137
Silicone tubing from Bulk Reef Supply https://www.bulkreefsupply.com/white-soft-silicone-tubing-sold-by-the-foot.html

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