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Old 09-14-2011, 08:03 PM   #1
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dosing safe-guard with FenBendazole???


I think I have planeria starting in my shrimp tank. I bought a box of Safe-Guard. 3 packets 2 grams each. what is the correct procedure and dosing for a 40G breeder tank?
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1/5th of 1 packet
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Old 09-14-2011, 08:31 PM   #3
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1/5th of 1 packet
is there a way to measure it? like 1 TSP?
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Nope. Pour a packet out and split it into 5 parts, then dose one part
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can you overdose this stuff? how often do you dose 1/5th?
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Old 09-15-2011, 12:39 AM   #6
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You can overdose it. You'll be fine by splittting it in piles, I think some people use a "pinch", but that's not accurate at all!

For planaria dose once today, then again in a week or so

For Hydra dose once today and change water after 72 hours
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You can overdose it. You'll be fine by splittting it in piles, I think some people use a "pinch", but that's not accurate at all!

For planaria dose once today, then again in a week or so

For Hydra dose once today and change water after 72 hours
its hydra. how much water should be changed? thanks for all of your info!
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I recommend a 20-40% change. Best thing to do is fill a 5 gallon bucket with tap water, dechlorinate, and put an airstone in the bucket on the first day then after 72 hours it'll be nice and aged for your water change. You don't need to do that, but its nice.

The fenbendazole degrades quickly in the presence of light and oxygen, so the amount of water changed isn't too critical. Some people don't do one at all
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It works beautifully, but if you have nerite snails you'll want to take them out of the tank first, as this can kill them as well. The hydra pull in their tentacles, day 2 there might be a few still clinging to the plants, day 3 they're gone.
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thanks.. I just dosed last nigh so im hoping it works...
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So if I have a 6G tank (prob 5G of water) I'd use barely any at all (1/5 packet further divided into 8ths?).
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when i used FenBendazole i tried to dilute it in a cup and then strain it into the tank with a paper towel. I didnt want the shrimp to eat it. but after several days all the hydra died.
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how fast does this work to kill planaria?
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Slower to kill planaria, usually have to dose again after 3 days
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after the second day all Hydra are dead. time to do the water change!
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