Salifert flatworm exit

130 kr

Flatworm eXit itself is quite safe to fish  and invertebrates. However, the body juice of flatworms can be toxic to  some reef inhabitants when present in a too high concentration. This  body juice is sometimes excreted when flatworms die.

So when you use this product it is important to do the following first: 

  • Siphon out as many flatworms as possible. 
  • Keep sufficient fresh activated carbon in a canister ready. 
  • Turn off UV, ozone and remove activated carbon. Keep the skimmer turned on.

Important remarks


Below given remarks are a.o. meant to reduce the amount of the flatworm`s toxic body juices in the water.


Many  people have treated their reef tank(s) successfully using Flatworm eXit  without any problems. The most important factors are reducing the  number of flatworms before commencing with the treatment and reducing  the amount of the flatworm`s body juice, released when they die, as fast  as possible.


Do not underestimate the number of flatworms in  your system. In a few cases a significant number of flatworms can be  hiding in, for example, crevices. Blow in such and any other potential  hiding places, water, to blow any flatworm out of there. For that  purpose you can use a powerhead or a turkey baster. Siphon out those  flatworms as well.


Furthermore, do not underestimate the amount  of toxic body-juices these flatworms can excrete. This can be reduced  significantly by really siphoning out the flatworms before commencing  with the treatment. Further significant reduction is accomplished by  siphoning out as many dead flatworms as you can.


Any body juice  released by the dead flatworms in the water has to be reduced further by  using about 1 pound of fresh high quality carbon for every 50 gallons.  The carbon has to be used in a canister with a sufficient forced water  flow.


Take sufficient time for treating the tank. That is, do not  treat your tank in a hurry. Also, take time to monitor your tank for at  least 6 hours after the treatment.


It is also wise to have at least 25% water ready for a water change if required.


Dosage:


Read all the above text before commencing with the treatment! 

  • 1 drop for every 4 liters or 1 gallon
    The dropper contains  approx. 300 drops (10ml). The dropper cap holds approx. 90 drops. So 1  cap full is good for 360 liters or 90 gallons.

    Add it in a high  flow area of the tank. If you want to treat a refugium only and if it`s  volume is too small for using a powerhead then mixing should be done  manually. 
  • It should start to work within 30 minutes. 
  • If within 45 minutes no visible death of flatworms occurs add 50% more. 
  • As soon as the flatworms start to die, commence with the  activated carbon to take out any toxic body juices. Also see the above  given important remarks. 
  • After an hour or so you can turn any UV or ozone on again.

Keep out of the reach of children! Only for aquarium hobby use.


                 


Specifications

         

        

  • 1 drop for every 4 liters or 1 gallon
    The dropper contains  approx. 300 drops (10ml). The dropper cap holds approx. 90 drops. So 1  cap full is good for 360 liters or 90 gallons.

    Add it in a high  flow area of the tank. If you want to treat a refugium only and if it`s  volume is too small for using a powerhead then mixing should be done  manually. 
  • It should start to work within 30 minutes. 
  • If within 45 minutes no visible death of flatworms occurs add 50% more. 
  • As soon as the flatworms start to die, commence with the  activated carbon to take out any toxic body juices. Also see the above  given important remarks. 
  • After an hour or so you can turn any UV or ozone on again.