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Worked for me too, not a single shrimp death and I'm pretty sure I overdosed... My biggest problem using powders is how to measure weight and dose correctly? I guess it's only drug dealers and pro shrimp keepers that have tiny scales ;)

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Luckily enough, the powder is pretty safe if you over dose with it. Really the best way is to weigh it out on small scales, but I never have money available to impulse buy them when I see them, but I'm sure you can buy them on ebay.

Generally a level teaspoon is 5grams (and also 5ml). If you tip that powder and pretend to be a cocaine addict and cut the powder into roughly 5 equal portions, then you'll have approximately 1 gram.

I'd almost consider decent accurate scales a necessity, but you won't use them often, but when you need it, they're amazingly handy.

I'm glad to hear the positive feedback guys

*Disclaminer I would never dose with any form of medication if your water quality isn't perfect.*

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So i just noticed some hydra in my big tank. I've had a few planaria in my other tanks on/off but i've been manually removing them as i see them. Hydra gross me out, so i'm going to head over to Aquotix and buy some of this.

Is there a risk of an ammonia spike when they all die off?? Should I water change after? How much and when? Does Purigen affect the effectiveness of this product at all?

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Should I water change after? How much and when? Does Purigen affect the effectiveness of this product at all?

I'd like to know this as well. I have some coming in the mail for my divided tank.

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I'd like to know this as well. I have some coming in the mail for my divided tank.

Torface and John it says 40% before dosage I think, ill check when i get home, but as I was too busy during the hydra outbreak I only did a 10% and then dosed as recommended. I never checked parameters throughout but everything went well, no plants melted, no shrimp died and no sign of hydra since.

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I found 2 of these critters last night and scooped them out pronto.....looked online and found them to be Hydracarina - Water Mite,

Would the product on the thread do the job in gettin grid of them?

Do they come from plants into your tank?

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wow such a gutsy play from you guys, that's epic risk vs reward right there!

after some of the previous comments i have this image of shrimp with rolled up bank notes ;)

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Can someone just confirm for me if i did my treatment right, i got 5 ml of the powder (what a pain lol) i didnt know how much was in the spoon so put it in a neurofen syringe then mixed it with rain water and put it in the tank, now my understanding is the doseage should last 3 days or do i repeat for 3 days?

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hmmm, lol took me a few spoons to reach 5 ml in the thing so fingers crossed lol

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I just bought some so hopefully I can have great results with not shrimp deaths also. :)

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Great to know good information thanks

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After speaking with Dean I purchased some internal Parasite Clear and used it with great results. After 2x of Deans F3/F4 mischlings dropped shrimplets in my tank, I could not see any of the shrimplets after a few says and got worried. I noticed a few planaria on the glass and also a few more on the substrate.

After 2 treatments I noticed the ammonia spike up to 0.5, so I think I had a massive amount of planaria in the substrate. I have not seen any in a few days and the TB and mischling adults are going strong. Sadly the planaria got all of the shrimplets before i treated and I'm pretty sure 3 were Panda/King Kong and one was a Wine Red :(

I can Highly recommend this product, I have previously used No Planaria and Panacur 100 with negative results on my shrimp and tank/media.

Well done Aquotix for sourcing such a fantastic product and well done Dean for testing it so thoroughly and reviewing it.

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Thanks for your review Trav80 I need to use it too the little planaria are out during the day even though I have cut way back on feeding. Did you do a big water change prior to using it as the bottle recommends?

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I assumed that bit was a translation error and the water change comes after the treatment. Doesn't make sense to do one before.

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That's what I thought but wasn't sure seems strange to do a change first:encouragement:

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I only did around 10% between the two doses I used. I didn't want to do a massive WC just in case it caused issues, but the ammonia spike may have been reduced if I did larger WC. I was not worried about the ammonia spike as my PH is just below 5.0.

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anyone know if this kills mini ramshorn snails?

i just want to target planaria

if it does I will have to use non chemical solution :(

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Kevin I ended up doing 3 doses on 3 tanks And 2 on the others. I had mishling babies in 1 tank and they were fine. :encouragement:

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anyone know if this kills mini ramshorn snails?

i just want to target planaria

if it does I will have to use non chemical solution :(

I had just normal pond snails which hitchhiked in on plants, they all dropped now there are white shells everywhere!

Why don't you catch one out and do a test in a container? Poor guinea pig....

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