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Old 12/14/2017, 09:57 AM   #1
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?'s regarding Salifert Flatworm eXit treatment!

So I have somewhat of a flatworm problem atm. It doesn't seem to be major comapared to the videos I've seen (the flatworms are tiny and haven't seen too many), but I wanna nip this in the butt before it gets outta hand.

The thing is, my sump is currently offline (it needs a huge plumbing overhaul, cleaning etc since the tank was neglected for a while) so I don't have a place to put my dual BRS carbon/gfo reactor in.

Now the Flatworm exit states that you should have activated carbon in a canister ready to go after you do the treatment and a water change. Since my sump is offline, can i just hang a bag of chemipure strait inside the tank? Since it's not going to be as efficient as carbon in a canister or chemipure inline somewhere in the sump, should I use 2 bags?


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Old 12/14/2017, 02:20 PM   #2
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I would probably get a cheap hang on back filter, if you don't have one laying around already, and run the carbon in that. Hanging a bag or bags in the display might work, but you might run into other problems like releasing carbon dust into your tank. I'd also consider running your reactor from the display with some longer-ish tubing and a maxijet while you need to run carbon after the treatment. Good luck! I've used flatworm exit a few times myself in the past and not had any major problems from the treatment. It did the trick for me.


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Old 12/15/2017, 06:58 AM   #3
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I would probably get a cheap hang on back filter, if you don't have one laying around already, and run the carbon in that. Hanging a bag or bags in the display might work, but you might run into other problems like releasing carbon dust into your tank. I'd also consider running your reactor from the display with some longer-ish tubing and a maxijet while you need to run carbon after the treatment. Good luck! I've used flatworm exit a few times myself in the past and not had any major problems from the treatment. It did the trick for me.
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Old 12/15/2017, 11:52 AM   #4
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I've used the stuff multiple times, increasing the dosage with each treatment and they always come back. It never gets all of them, at least not for me. I've had better luck with Chrysiptera genus damsels and blue stripe pipefish. They aren't really an issue for the most part unless they get to plague proportions and start smothering corals. That's not going to happen if your water quality is in check. I won't use Flatworm Exit again.


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Old 12/16/2017, 12:07 PM   #5
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I've used the stuff multiple times, increasing the dosage with each treatment and they always come back. It never gets all of them, at least not for me. I've had better luck with Chrysiptera genus damsels and blue stripe pipefish. They aren't really an issue for the most part unless they get to plague proportions and start smothering corals. That's not going to happen if your water quality is in check. I won't use Flatworm Exit again.
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For me, the cure was a pair of Blue Star Leopard Wrasses. FWE knocked them back, but the ones it didn't kill just became more resistant to the medication.


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