Enthromaracyn or Enthromycin? - The Planted Tank Forum
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-26-2013, 04:37 PM Thread Starter
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: alamo, CA
Posts: 624
Enthromaracyn or Enthromycin?

Hi I just called the local pharmacist about buying some enthromaracyn and she keeps asking me if I mean enthromycin. Are they the same thing?

I want to buy enthromaracyn cheaper since it would cost me in upwards of 100$ to treat all my tanks for cyano.

Sent from Petguide.com Free App
mr.bigglesworth is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-26-2013, 04:50 PM
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: N/A
Posts: 320
Erythromycin. I think you should text the word to her.
KH2PO4 is offline  
post #3 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-26-2013, 04:53 PM Thread Starter
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: alamo, CA
Posts: 624
Quote:
Originally Posted by KH2PO4 View Post
Erythromycin. I think you should text the word to her.
So they are the same or no?

Sent from Petguide.com Free App
mr.bigglesworth is offline  
post #4 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-26-2013, 05:04 PM
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: N/A
Posts: 320
Quote:
Originally Posted by mr.bigglesworth View Post
So they are the same or no?

Sent from Petguide.com Free App
Neither, because there is no “enthromaracyn”, nor “enthromycin”.
KH2PO4 is offline  
post #5 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-26-2013, 05:38 PM
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
MiSo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Fort Knox, KY
Posts: 940
Erythromycin is the correct.

I also hate how people mess up immersed and emersed.

Eheim Pimp Club #190
MiSo is offline  
post #6 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-26-2013, 06:01 PM Thread Starter
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: alamo, CA
Posts: 624
Wait so now I am confused a little. The stuff inside what Maracyn sells that most of us use to treat blue-green cyano is called enthromaracyn, no? Is what the pharmacist referred to the medication I am looking for?
mr.bigglesworth is offline  
post #7 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-26-2013, 07:11 PM
Moderator
 
Darkblade48's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Toronto/Singapore
Posts: 10,183
Quote:
Originally Posted by mr.bigglesworth View Post
Wait so now I am confused a little. The stuff inside what Maracyn sells that most of us use to treat blue-green cyano is called enthromaracyn, no? Is what the pharmacist referred to the medication I am looking for?
No, Maracyn is a brand name for erythromycin.

Anthony

A Primer to Pressurized CO2 and A Primer to Planted Tanks
Eheim Pimp #362 - Eheim 2213 x2, Eheim 2028, Eheim 2217, Eheim surface skimmer and Eheim autofeeder.
Victor Pimp #33 - HPT272-125-350-4M
Darkblade48 is offline  
post #8 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-26-2013, 08:33 PM Thread Starter
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: alamo, CA
Posts: 624
Quote:
Originally Posted by Darkblade48 View Post
No, Maracyn is a brand name for erythromycin.
Ohhhhh I got it now. So their is no such thing as enthromaracyn its a noobie typo for Erythromycin.

Sent from Petguide.com Free App
mr.bigglesworth is offline  
post #9 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-26-2013, 10:44 PM
Wannabe Guru
 
aluka's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Boston, MA
Posts: 1,506
lol, i was wondering why you kept typing enthromaracyn instead of Erythromycin in the other thread, even tho i corrected you. lol =)
aluka is offline  
post #10 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-27-2013, 12:48 PM
Planted Tank Guru
 
Jeff5614's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: TN
Posts: 2,920
You're not going to be able to buy erythromycin from a pharmacy, at least not in the US, without a prescription. You'll need to head over to the lfs or pet super store and pick up some Maracyn.
Jeff5614 is offline  
post #11 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-27-2013, 02:07 PM
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
MiSo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Fort Knox, KY
Posts: 940
you can get some cheap if you search that popular online auction site. it'll ship from overseas, but way cheaper than buying from the lfs. just seach for erythromycin capsules, you'll get a few hits.

Eheim Pimp Club #190
MiSo is offline  
post #12 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-27-2013, 03:48 PM
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
lipadj46's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: NY
Posts: 939
I would guess kensfish has it cheaper than other places

sent from an undisclosed location using morse code
lipadj46 is offline  
post #13 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-27-2013, 06:23 PM
Wannabe Guru
 
aluka's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Boston, MA
Posts: 1,506
i'm pretty sure the pharmacy sells them over the counter and does not require a prescription. unless they changed it recently.
aluka is offline  
post #14 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-27-2013, 08:38 PM Thread Starter
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: alamo, CA
Posts: 624
I just tried at Costco. You need a prescription.

Sent from Petguide.com Free App
mr.bigglesworth is offline  
post #15 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-27-2013, 08:40 PM
Algae Grower
 
steak's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: South FL
Posts: 144
Send a message via AIM to steak
Didnt work for my acne. I hope it works for cladophora

steak is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Planted Tank Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome