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Ed Hahn

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I had some Flat Worm Exit. I gave it to friend that needed it. The problem is I told someone else they could have it. They asked me for it today. So I am looking to buy some for this guy. Where can I get some quick? If you are a sponser and have some email me or anyone that knows where there is some in stock please let me know? Please help me bail my self out of this mess?

Ed
 

Elmo18

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I got mine at www.marinedepot.com awhile back, but was too chicken to use it. I sent it to someone on another board who needed some.

I haven't checked other places, but i'm sure they will price match if you saw it cheaper elsewhere.

Do any of the sponsors carry it?

- Elmo
 

NaH2O

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Ed, I'd try calling around to places. I looked through our sponsor list, and Premium Aquatics carries it, but it says they are currently sold out. I know you needed the FWE asap, but if you are looking for it again - you could give them a call and see when they will be getting more in. I haven't checked Marine Depot because their site was down this a.m.

Anyway, let us know where you find some.
 

Ed Hahn

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Nikki,
Thank you for taking care of me again. I found some from a freind here in the Tri-cities. You are always willing to help out people. My pc at home is down. I would have answered this earlier.
I think Salifert is making a new batch and want to get rid of the old stuff off the shelves first.
Thats another great thing about this forum. Most of the people in here take care of each other. Thank you for letting me test this and seeing how quick and well it works! My friend should be up and going strong again in about a week or two.

Thanks Again Reef Frontiers!
Ed
 

tslawinski

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I'm dealing with a similar problem, but am reluctant to use chemicals in my reef. I have seen on other BB that either a six line wrasse or a manderine goby like to eat the planeria. Anyone have any experience with them? Any comments?

TOM
 

Ed Hahn

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Tslawinski,
I and another friend from Tri -cities have both had luck with Spotted Mandarins. I did FWE to make sure they were gone. The combination of the two worked well for me. I could not see any flatworms because The Spotted Mandarin cleaned them up pretty good. That may have been why I had a real good success with no corals or fish harmed. I also ran charcoal as a back up to rid my tank of toxin that is released from Flat Worms when FWE is introduced.
 

tslawinski

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Thanks Ed.
I always wanted a Mandarin, maybe this will prompt me to get one. Take care of both my wants and needs with the same fish! What could be better.. :) BTW I do have a fully thriving refugium to support the dietary needs of the mandarin once it has feasted on the planaria. Any comments on the six line wrasse?
 

tslawinski

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Thanks Nikki,
I must have had a "bald" moment :) . I did read that thread a couple of weeks ago. Between that thread and wetwebmedia I decided to give mother nature a try and eradicate the planeria with either the goby or wrasse.
 

Ed Hahn

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Tslawinski,
My live rock has aged five years in my aquarium. I do not have a refugeum. I may do a refugeum with light ran in the night in the future.
I had a extra large six line wrasse previously. He was about 3 inches long. He was kinda awnry and would pick on my clowns or anything smaller than he was. I guess I am kinda upset what he did to my christmas wrasse(red coris). I had my christmas wrasse for years until I got my old six line. My christmas wrasse jumped out of my tank from being chased by the six line. Sorry, just miss my christmas wrasse.
 

tslawinski

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Ed,
Sorry to here that about your christmas wrasse.
My dilema is, would a peacfull fish like a mandarin do ok in my tank with a pair of yellow striped maroon clowns, Purple tang and a orange striped tang? Or would a more active (aggressive) fish like the sixline wrasse fare better?
Any thoughts?
 

Ed Hahn

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Tslawski,
The mandarin is definitely more peaceful than a six line. I think a mandarin would be fine with the fish you mentioned above. I just think my last six line wrasse got too large, old, and aggressive. He would pick on other fish if they were smaller or stressed.
 
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I had Flat Worms pretty bad. I researched until my eyes where hurting for a non chemical approach and came to the conclusion that a Six Line or Leopard Wrasse as well as a Mandarin would be a 50/50 chance of getting rid of them and I do not believe that I have a sufficient pod accumulation at this time to sustain either if they decide they don't like the Flats.
I went to 4 different LFS to gather more "opinions" this past Saturday and ended up buying no fish, but brought home the "FLat Worm EXIT".
One LFS owner told me to dip every coral in RO/DI before the treatment and any Flatworms would fall off. This is what I did instead : I used a Turkey baster and blasted all visible Flatworms with RO/DI while in the tank. Then I applied the recommended dosage of FW EXIT. As soon as they started dying, me and my boyfriend started siphoning them out for about 20 minutes. Then I changed out 25 gallons of water. I replaced my regular filter pad with a 100 micron pad and placed carbon underneath.
To my suprise it was my mushrooms that seemed to suffer the most, they where shriveled up but have (with very few exceptions) recuperated by now.
My tank appears to be Flat Worm free for now. I went to the LFS tonight to look at a Six Line and a Mandarin. I can't help it, the Six Line looks mean right of the bat and I didn't like the condition of the Mandarin.
Another LFS is supposed to get a Leopard in tommorrow, I am thinking about it......
 
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