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Old 02-10-2004, 10:06 PM   #1
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Success!!

We have rid our tank of flatworms!!

Our 175 gallon reef had become overrun with the little beasties. They were ALL over the rocks and were starting to cover some of our SPS frags.

At the recommendation of another hobbiest, we tried Salifert's Flatworm Exit treatment. Within just a few minutes of adding the medication, you could tell that the flatworms were really not happy.

The medication itself is perfectly reef safe, but the toxins released by the dying flatworms can be pretty potent. So we siphoned out as many of the flatworms as we could and ran carbon to help pull the flatworm toxins out of the water.

It's been a few days since the treatment and everything looks great! Not a flatworm to be found and all the corals/fish seem to be doing fine. I would highly recommend this product to anyone who has a flatworm problem.
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Cool, I've heard good things about the product!!

FlatWorms suck!!!
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I will keep that in mind.
Congratulations for successfully beating those flatworms!
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Old 02-11-2004, 02:47 AM   #4
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Hi guys,
Do flatworms come as parasites on coral purchases or do they hitch a ride as part of the ever surprising wonders of live rock?
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Do flatworms come as parasites on coral purchases or do they hitch a ride as part of the ever surprising wonders of live rock?
Both
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Do flatworms come as parasites on coral purchases or do they hitch a ride as part of the ever surprising wonders of live rock?
Yep... what Kevin said... both.

But that reminds me... Flatworm Exit can also be used as a dip for your corals and live rock so that you can avoid introducing flatworms to your display in the first place.
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