Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Suffolk, New York
Hydra and filter
I have a pretty young Walstad tank (Dirt, sand, small internal filter just to move water and CFL dome lights) tank is 25g cube.
I did a dry start for 5 weeks, planted more plants and filled the tank 3 weeks ago. The plants look GREAT however I have hydra on my glass now.
The tank has 4 pygmy corys, one nertie and a bunch of ramshorn and MTS.
Ive been searching and reading a lot about how to remove the hydra: heat, excel, gourami or de wormer. It seems like dewormer is my best bet. It seems like everyone says that flubendazol is the best bet but I keep reading threads that people are using fenbendazole at .1g per 10g.
I think that I will try fen at the dose above. Since i dont have filter, do I need to get one to run some charcoal a few days after I dose? Is a WC necessary? If there is a sticky or good informative thread please link me.