When used as directed, Microbe-Lift Ich-Out will not harm biological filtration. As with all treatments, the prompt use of Microbe-Lift Ich-Out will help insure a complete recovery of the diseased fish. Microbe-Lift Ich-Out is a powerful treatment and may not be tolerated by fish that are heavily traumatized by their disease. Observation of the diseased fish before and during treatment is required so that appropriate water changes and re-treatments may be done as necessary.
Prior to the initial use of Microbe-Lift/Ich-Out, a partial water change of 25% or more should be made; this water change should be coordinated with the period when the diseased fish are showing the least number of cysts (spots).
Carbon filtration must be removed from pond during treatment, but take caution and make sure not to stop other filtration. Re-treatments may be repeated, following the recommended water change, at least every 24 hours.
As with the initial dosage of Microbe-Lift/Ich-Out the best results can be expected if the water change and dosage are performed when the diseased fish are showing the fewest cysts (spots). Treatment in a separate quarantine tank is strongly recommended.