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Old 12-19-2008, 02:11 PM   #21
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Flat worms usually get into the tank from something we put in the tank like LR, a new frag that kind of thing.

Make sure to have fresh carbon on hand to run in your system after the treatment.
How do I run carbon through my system without some type of filter? Now I just have 100lbs of live rock with a skimmer.
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Old 12-19-2008, 02:15 PM   #22
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I would run one of these I picked one up and it works great.

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No, I did not loose any fish or coral. I treated 2 times with the flatworm eXit product. The first treatment killed 90% of them, I did not see any results from the 2nd treatment.

I bought a 6-line wrasse about 2 weeks later, and the dozen or so that were still on some corals are now gone, I don't know if the wrasse ate them, if they eventually died, or if they are still around I Just can't see them... But I would say the outbreak is atleast under controll if nothing else..

I think the best thing treat with flatworm eXit, and try to suck them out while they are dieing off, within a minute after treating my tank the first time, the flat works were running off my coral and dieing very quickly. I did run a bag of GAC after the first treatment, followed by a 20% PWC.

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Old 12-20-2008, 04:45 PM   #24
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Phosban reactors work great with a Maxijet 900 or 1200. I use a 1200 on mine with carbon and it does a great job.
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ok so I bough a Phosban reactror and I'm running carbon now. I also bought a new skimmer I've heard that this might help get some of what the flatworms eat out of the water my old seaclone just wasn't cutting it so I bought a vertex 100 and I just got it up and running. I'm going to wait until after Christmas too dose with Flat Worm Exit. I figure with a foot of snow outside and shops being closed for christmas I don't need any setbacks with out good local resources.
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Sounds like your getting back to normal. Lets us know how everything goes....
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ha ha i'm a little lost..... in the beginning of this thread i couldn't see the flat forms i dont get what they look like.... could someone describe them a little more clearly...... they dont sound good and i wanna make sure i dont get em. ha ha
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In that picture, you're not seeing a coral... all you can see are the flatworms. Try this:

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ha ha i'm a little lost..... in the beginning of this thread i couldn't see the flat forms i dont get what they look like.... could someone describe them a little more clearly...... they dont sound good and i wanna make sure i dont get em. ha ha

Maybe this will help...

With Flat worms:



With out flatworms:



Same Coral..

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Thanks chad, that pretty well explains it!
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