Tell us of a chemical that you found to work wonders or at least great
Planted Tank Forums
Your Tanks Image Hosting *Tank Tracker * Plant Profiles Fish Profiles Planted Tank Guide Photo Gallery Articles

Go Back   The Planted Tank Forum > Specific Aspects of a Planted Tank > Equipment


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-20-2013, 12:28 AM   #1
sub-80
Planted Member
 
sub-80's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Kuwait
Posts: 202
Default

Tell us of a chemical that you found to work wonders or at least great


Hello;

I want to make a thread where members can speak of chemicals that they have found to do better than what they have expected of them. I know a majority of members negatively view chemicals but in some cases they are a last resort. So this is in hope of making cluster of information on a variety of chemical brands that have been seen to be effective.

The entry should contain product title and brand and its use and your experience.

"Paraguard" from Seachem, "ParaGuard™ is the only fish and filter safe aldehyde based (10% by weight) parasite control product available. Unlike highly toxic and difficult to use formalin based medications, ParaGuard™ contains no formaldehyde or methanol and will not alter pH. ParaGuard™ employs a proprietary, synergistic blend of aldehydes, malachite green, and fish protective polymers that effectively and efficiently eradicates many ectoparasites on fish (e.g. ich, etc.) and external fungal/bacterial/viral lesions (e.g., fin rot). It is particularly useful in hospital and receiving tanks for new fish and whenever new fish are introduced to a community tank. For use in freshwater or marine." (Website)



A family member of mine had a 330 Liter tank filled with red blood parrots and silver dollars and I noticed that all the fish had white spots (Ich). I had previous experience with ich and I used another product and none of the infected fish survived, so when I purchased Seachem Paraguard I was skeptical about how well it works. After 2-3 days the fish were back to normal, which is a miracle compared to the previous experience.

If you have a product that you believe is amazing let us know.
sub-80 is online now   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 03-20-2013, 12:59 AM   #2
Indychus
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
Indychus's Avatar
 
PTrader: (8/100%)
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Irmo, SC
Posts: 645
Default

Salt.
Indychus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2013, 01:22 AM   #3
thelub
Newbie
 
thelub's Avatar
 
PTrader: (13/100%)
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: SE Washington
Posts: 1,963
Default

Melafix. Not really a chemical, but I swear by the stuff for helping heal fins and minor abrasions/wounds.

Heals open wounds and abrasions
Ideal for use in both freshwater and saltwater
Safe for reef aquariums and live plants
Contains tea tree extract that promotes healing

thelub is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2013, 01:39 AM   #4
sub-80
Planted Member
 
sub-80's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Kuwait
Posts: 202
Default Re: Tell us of a chemical that you found to work wonders or at least great

Quote:
Originally Posted by Indychus View Post
Salt.
Salt? I heard it is used for some illness. Can you give more info.
sub-80 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2013, 02:54 AM   #5
sub-80
Planted Member
 
sub-80's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Kuwait
Posts: 202
Default

"Pure Liquid" from Ocean Free. I wouldn't same amazing because it is hard to verify it due to the fact I used a variety of other products during the use of this product.



What I can say is that I have seen some better improvements for some of my tanks with the fish they seem more active and the water got less cloudy. One of the reasons that I am talking about this product is that I poured algaecide in my tank then placed red fire shrimp after remembering that I had used algaecide I poured "Pure Liquid" and 3 of the Fire Red Shrimp survived. I can't be sure that "Pure Liquid" is the reason for their survival but thought its worth saying.
sub-80 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2013, 03:15 AM   #6
discuspaul
Planted Tank Guru
 
discuspaul's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Posts: 2,174
Default

Seachem Purigen - It's a clarifier, polisher, and water purifier of the highest order, unmatched by any other product in the industry. Quickly removes/rids a tank of tannins, cloudy or greenish water conditions, and produces almost instantaneous crystal clarity - all of this without adversely affecting beneficial/essential elements within the tank water, nor plant fertilizers.
An excellent, extremely reliable product whose cost is minimal given the capacity of replenishing it's efficacy through numerous possible re-generations, using a simple 50/50 bleach/water solution.
I've used it 24/7 in my planted discus tanks for several years straight. Wouldn't be without it.
discuspaul is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2013, 03:30 AM   #7
plantbrain
Planted Tank Guru
 
plantbrain's Avatar
 
PTrader: (256/100%)
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: The swamp
Posts: 13,369
Default

Tap water (water changes).
__________________
Regards,
Tom Barr
plantbrain is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2013, 03:40 AM   #8
xmas_one
Planted Tank Guru
 
xmas_one's Avatar
 
PTrader: (17/100%)
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Long Beach, CA
Posts: 3,250
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by thelub View Post
Melafix. Not really a chemical, but I swear by the stuff for helping heal fins and minor abrasions/wounds.

Heals open wounds and abrasions
Ideal for use in both freshwater and saltwater
Safe for reef aquariums and live plants
Contains tea tree extract that promotes healing

This is diluted tea tree oil. Works good.
xmas_one is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2013, 03:52 AM   #9
Sethjohnson30
Wannabe Guru
 
PTrader: (4/100%)
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Portland oregon
Posts: 1,077
Default Tell us of a chemical that you found to work wonders or at least great

Quote:
Originally Posted by plantbrain View Post
Tap water (water changes).
+1 I would add prime if your using tap water though.

(I know Tom knows this,but everyone else may not)
Sethjohnson30 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2013, 08:55 AM   #10
Bettatail
Planted Tank Guru
 
Bettatail's Avatar
 
PTrader: (87/98%)
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: San Francisco
Posts: 2,518
Default

levamisole
Bettatail is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2013, 12:19 PM   #11
gSTiTcH
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
gSTiTcH's Avatar
 
PTrader: (5/100%)
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Jacksonville, Florida
Posts: 838
Default

Vinegar and Water for maintaining the OUTSIDE of the tank and de-mineralizing my filters.
gSTiTcH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2013, 12:31 PM   #12
Gtdad2
Planted Member
 
Gtdad2's Avatar
 
PTrader: (5/100%)
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Lady Lake,FL
Posts: 293
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by plantbrain View Post
Tap water (water changes).
+1
__________________
Greg
The Fraternity of Dirt #58
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/ta...k-warning.html
RAOK CLUB #20
Gtdad2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2013, 12:54 PM   #13
CrypticLifeStyle
Wannabe Guru
 
PTrader: (8/100%)
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Boston
Posts: 1,260
Default

+1 Prime
+1 Melafix

& baking soda seems to be love potion #9 to get my fish to breed when i want them to.
__________________
I'm not into the image, but into the hobby...
CrypticLifeStyle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2013, 01:02 PM   #14
danielt
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: In an aquarium nearby
Posts: 447
Default

In a properly maintained tank you don't need chemicals. I had a small infection on one of my Cardinal Tetras that went away after a week without any medication. I did, however, a long needed water change and increased feeding regime to once a day with fresh bloodworms. Fish stress = fish disease. A chemical will cure the disease but you need to address the stress. Just like algae and Excel or hydrogen peroxide.
danielt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2013, 01:13 PM   #15
GraphicGr8s
Pixel Prestidigitator
 
GraphicGr8s's Avatar
 
PTrader: (10/100%)
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: West coast of the east coast of the USA.
Posts: 2,604
Default

All I can tell you is to stay away from the silent killer Dihydrogen Monoxide.

DHMO.org
__________________
Quote me as saying I was misquoted.
Once you get rid of integrity the rest is a piece of cake.
Life is simple…People complicate it
Here's to our wives and sweethearts - may they never meet.
If you agreed with me we'd both be right.
GraphicGr8s is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
chemical, illness, maintenance, medication

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not 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

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 02:58 AM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright Planted Tank LLC 2012