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Old 10-19-2009, 03:52 PM   #11
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There shouldn't be a problem performing hypo with formalin (I wouldn't mix formalin w/copper), the main concern is you want a lower temperature, 76F-78F, and an added airstone when using formalin.
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I'll i'll turn down the temp a bit.
Every copper treatment i could find (tried all fishstores in the area) had copper mixed with formalin, or just formalin. No copper sulfate which is what i wanted, or chelated copper. I haven't heard great things about formalin so i opted to take the copper formalin mix. The LFS i got it from treats their tanks with it and they said it's worked for them. :S
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There shouldn't be a problem performing hypo with formalin (I wouldn't mix formalin w/copper), the main concern is you want a lower temperature, 76F-78F, and an added airstone when using formalin.
I was hoping you would help us out James on this. I`m pretty sure copper and hypo would not have been good but I didnt know for sure with the formilin. Thanks for clearing that up James.
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Technically formalin isn't efficient for the removal of ich; mind went blank on this thread. Certain medications I do not like to mix, copper and formalin are two of those. If you go with copper there's no need to hypo, but lowering the salinity to 26-30ppt may be therapeutic . If you do use copper go with Cupramine.
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I couldn't find just copper, of any sort the copper formalin complex was my only option with copper in it.
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