Ruby Reef Kick-Ich

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Kick-Ich™ is a copper free water treatment for the control and elimination of ich (a.k.a. "whitespot disease") on marine and freshwater fish. It has been scientifically formulated to treat the infectious stage of the ich lifecycle while being safe for all freshwater and marine aquaria. The product has been on the market for eighteen years, after three years of development and extensive testing, and has been unequivocally proven to be safe for all fish, corals, invertebrates and plants. Kick-Ich™, whether used alone or in combination with Rally™, has no impact on biological filtration. Kick-Ich™ is the safest and most effective product for treatment of Ich currently available. Kick-Ich™ has a long shelf life at room temperature and is supplied in easy to use, self-dosing bottles.

Is KICK-ICH™ reef safe?

Yes. KICK-ICH™ is safe for all fish, corals, invertebrates and macroalgae, as well as the facultative anaerobes and nitrifying bacteria essential to biologic filtration.

What`s in it?

KICK-ICH™`s safety has been widely proven in hobby and commercial applications. KICK-ICH™ contains precisely blended reagents, of certified pharmaceutical purity, whose specific ethods of action have been identified and confirmed in research and clinical laboratories around the world. It was therefore possible to develop KICK-ICH™ as a treatment focused specifically on the ich parasite, but without unwanted side effects and secondary activities. No previous manufacturer has been able to provide 5-nitroimidazole reagents in a neutral aqueous solution, nor in any aqueous solution that confers stability upon dissolved nitroimidazoles.

What’s not in it?

No Copper! Nor does KICK-ICH™ contain mysterious “natural ingredients” or other undefined “extracts” whose predictability is based largely on folklore. Finally, KICK-ICH™ contains no hyper-irritants (e.g. Tabasco sauce and similar hot pepper extract preparations) that induce super sliming, exfoliation of epidermal layers and attending extreme stress for the duration of the treatment period (Imagine there is no available shade and you have a 2nd degree sunburn!). Similarly, KICK-ICH™does not pretend to provide a one step treatment for the control of ich: given the choice of addressing spots on the fish, or controlling the progressive infection and reinfection of the fish, the KICK-ICH™ strategy is structured to treat infectious stage over the 12 – 15 day time course during which release of free swimming “tomites” from maturing trophonts in the aquarium peaks and declines. Fish that have been stripped of spots by hyper-irritants, with the attending secondary effects and stress, are especially vulnerable to reinfection by tomites that may be present in the water.

Can KICK-ICH™ be used in combination with other RUBY-REEF™ products?

KICK-ICH™ can be used with RALLY™. In fact, the simultaneous use of KICK-ICH™ and RALLY™ is often recommended and is safe for all aquaria.

Can KICK-ICH™ be used in combination with other products or antibiotics?

KICK-ICH™ can be used with phosphate and ammonia adsorbants, but not with activated carbon or related products. Use of KICK-ICH™ with antibiotics or other medications is not recommended.

What is the shelf life of KICK-ICH™ and how should it be stored?

KICK-ICH™ is stable for several years if stored at room temperature and out of direct strong light.

Do not freeze or store in the cold. Do not shake bottle prior to or during use and replace caps immediately after use.

Why is KICK-ICH™ so expensive for a water treatment?

The reagents in KICK-ICH™ are expensive to produce at commercial scale, even for applications requiring only technical or even industrial grade levels of purity; by comparison KICK-ICH™ contains the highest pharmaceutical grade available. The unique 1-liter and 2-liter bottles with calibrated dosing spouts are expensive to purchase and label, while staging and filling require unique, customized operations to meet long-term stability requirements. Finally, KICK-ICH™ must pass rigorous chemical quality control tests at every stage of production and packaging.

How to use Kick-Ich?

Turn off protein skimmers and UV sterilizers, also remove carbon filtration and any absorbent media that would remove Kick-Ich from the water. Dose on days 1, 4, 7, 10, and 13 for normal infections. For severe infection dose on days 1, 3, 5, 7, 10 and 13. Add two ounces of Kick-Ich per 25 gallons of total water volume including the filtration system.


Manufacturer Info

Ruby Reef
Ruby Reef was incorporated in 1998 after three years of product development, product stability and beta site testing, and market testing by Dr. Sam Grillo. Ruby Reef`s products are based on both a high level of scientific acumen and efficacy, and a thorough understanding of both fish diseases and the associated problems experienced by aquarium hobbyists. Ruby Reef provides scientifically sound disease management products as good or better than any available to aquarium hobbyists.

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Works Great after speaking to the owner of Ruby Reef!!!!
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Does Work!!!
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Must use treatment to you tank setup
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I had made a rookie mistake and did not quarantine my new fish long enough! A few days passed and did not see anything on the fish. Cool right, put him into the 450G Aquarium setup. A few days later the fish got ick. RRRR... Now I did it, how do I get rid of this. Other fish started to...Read More
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I've used this for about 10 yrs
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Works as described
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It worked great 10 yrs ago when I would buy new tangs. Just started up another tank and a clown fish got ick some how. I will be buying more tangs so I plan on always having this stuff on hand. I've never noticed it bothering fish or corals. I kept a close eye on my tongue coral and it stayed happy ...Read More
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So far so good
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No ick!! My corals didn't even noticed the difference!! Lol
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None that i can see yet!!
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I use kick ick about 3weeks ago and so far i dont see any ick on my tang.. to test of all the ick is gone i bought another tang and 2 weeks now nothing!!
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no signs of ICK in my tank

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worked as advertised. It has been two weeks and signs of ick. good product.
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Works Great

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I have been administering Kick Ich since August 19th. All of the signs of ich are finally gone. Another week and I should be done administering it. I have had no loss to any of my inverts and have not lost any fish. This is what I did. I followed the instructions on amount to administer, but what I ...Read More
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Battle for survival

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OOPS didn�t quarantine ph too low added new equipment now your fish are stressed. Ich pops up �. Now what Ok let�s look @ ph water parameters and see if we have a problem. Now lets go to War I like to start with a 50% water Change suck as many Theronts out as we hope we can. Feed the Fish the best f...Read More
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Well proven and researched

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This company is one of the very best on customer service. Sent them an e-mail late Saturday. Confused the label on the bottle said nothing about turning off the U/V if you had one. But on their site they say to turn it off? Well Don replied very late and about 4 replies back and fourth until 7:30pm ...Read More
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