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Have any of the experienced aquarist used Potassium Permanganate for the treatment of Discus Plague or for tank cleansing. I'm looking for any recommendations you may have. Thank You
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Nothing treats discus plague, doubt your fish have it though. Read over on simply for more than you ever wanted to know about treating discus with pp

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I've only used PP on Discus fry about 1 month old and was successful. PP for tank an net cleaning is much easier and safer than treating fish.
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Is it very effective for aquarium cleaning algae and organic matter
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I've used PP on my koi. It's a great way to really just nuke everything in the system. Especially effective against external parasites. Essentially Mega oxidizer.


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Where do you get it?
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Buy online, or go to a koi pond store


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After doing some looking I found out that you can purchase this at most home improvement stores in the water softener area. I think I will try it out in the next week and will post results.
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After doing some looking I found out that you can purchase this at most home improvement stores in the water softener area. I think I will try it out in the next week and will post results.
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That is the plan use it very conservatively
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