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Paraguard and plants!

I wasn't sure which section I should put this, but I notice a couple of fish have some white lesions and I have paraguard which treats many things so was thinking of dosing my tank but I'm worried it's going to melt my plants! Anyone know?
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Paraguard will not affect the plants.
Good luck with treatment.

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Paraguard contains glutaraldehyde, the same ingredient in Excel. At the recommended dosage, not only it won’t harm plants, but will enhance growth by providing liquid carbon.
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Excellent!!! Thank you!! 😃 I do dose liquid carbon once a week after water change 😃
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I'm due for my water change tomorrow, been dosing the paraguard for 3 days now. Should I do water change or wait another couple days, and if I do the water change should I do my regular does of excel flourish after the water change?
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It’s good to do large WC and dose every other day to avoid toxin accumulation and physically remove ick spores. I believe Paraguard is a combo of malachite green and glut, and mg is more toxic and slower to degrade than glut. Treating ick the right way demands a lot of work and continue treatment up to 10 days or more even the symptoms are gone. Afterward, you can dose 2x excel daily which has preventive effect on ick.
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Its not ich tho, I think it might be a fungus or bacteria of some kind! Definitely not ich!! I will do water changes to avoid that thanks!

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