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Old 10-28-2006, 05:14 AM   #1
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Help... sideeffects while medicating


I had a bad case of pop-eye in my clowns and fin-rot and body fungus on my silver dollars...It looked like chlorine poisoning.. My Clowns hide for 4 days straight.

I started treating with Malafix first ZERO effect so i did some water changes and started with Maracyn...EXCELLENT RESULTS Clowns are back out and fungus is almost gone and I am only on the 2nd day of treatment out of the five...they arent completly healed but you can see a LARGE improvment..

well after that blabbing my concern is on the i noticed today my water is cloudy...the Maracyn says that it does NOT effect the biological filter...is tehre somthing I should be concerned with..

My Test results show the norm 0 nitrites...any suggestions..perhaps a similar experience. Thanks

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Are you testing with a liquid reagent kit? What is your ammonia reading?

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Old 10-28-2006, 01:49 PM   #3
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Maracyn and Maracyn II will make your water cloudy.
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most meds will cloud the water actually
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The meds will REALLY cloud your water - by the end of the treatment it will look like a giant cloud. Even tho the package says it does not affect your bio-filter it may kill it - that happened to me when I used Maracyn and Maracyn II (together). I don't know which of the two meds it was so I would check for ammonia and nitrites at least once a day using a liquid reagent kit (not strips).
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