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    Flatworm exit walkthrough please

    it says to use canister filter full of carbon to remove toxins.. i do not have one...

    and anyhow i don't have full tank of flatworms so do i dose 95 drops worth? 75 gal with small sump.. about 90gals worth of water..

    any help would be appreciated..

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    Siphon out as many as you can.

    Get a bunch of water ready for a water change

    Get a big bag of carbon ready to go in your sump

    You can dose well above what is recomended. I normally dose about twice as much. You will find this is pretty common on the various threads. The treatment isn't really toxic to most things. But. . .the toxins released by the flatworms is bad stuff.

    Dose the tank and wait until they die. They will run around like crazy and then float away.

    Do a water change and throw the carbon in the sump if a very high flow area.

    It is very easy and very effective. Plan on a followup treatment in about a week. This one will be easy since there will not be very many flatworms left to release toxins.

    Good luck.

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    i only had a few i only really ever seen 6 at tops...

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    Can you syphon all 6 out?!!!

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    6 sounds like a good excuse to get a 6-line Wrasse. Or... it makes a real easy treatment with FW exit.

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    If you see six you have more. Your options:

    - Siphon out what you see everytime you see them. This is how I started out when I just had a few. I figure there were actually ten times more than I could see. It was a losing battle.

    - Start buying fish that may or may not eat them. This was my second course of action. I had a sixline, mandarin, yellow wrasse and leopard wrasse. All ate flatworms but not nearly enough to keep up with them. I now had hundreds.

    - Start cutting out any and all foods/additives that may be helping them to thrive and siphon out all you can once a week. My third line of defense. After several months of this I had thousands. Did you see the pics I've posted of the cohesed mats of flatworms covering my sandbed?

    - Use flatworm exit. It worked for me. Haven't seen a flatworm since. No other losses.
    Susan

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    i used flatworms exit last night... i double dosed.. and i see no flatwormsa at all todat and my clowns are fine and my pom pom xenia is opened and pumping.. all hermits are ok..

    i added carbon last night to a Aquaclear 150 hanging on my sump and ran it all night and will let it run for the next few days..

    awsome..

    even the tiny clear flatworms are gone lol..

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    Good choice. When you just have a few is the best time to do it. Keep an eye out for the next couple weeks, often a few straglers are left and a second dose is needed. When I did my tank I tripple dosed the first time and double dosed the second. I really don't think that the FE itself is toxic to anything but the flatworms.
    Susan

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