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kroe 12/05/2007 12:12 AM

AEFW is there a %100 way to be rid of them?
 
A year ago I came down with AEFW. Immediately I pulled all the acros and put them in QT. I dipped weekly for a month in a bit over reccomended strength TMPCC. After a month there was no sign and I reintroduced the corals to my main tank. I saw no sign of AEFW for nearly a year. Over that time I introduced NOTHING to my tank.

I am willing to give it one more shot.

What should I do to be rid of these once and for all?

Thanks,
-Ken

wentreefgirl 12/05/2007 06:00 AM

Oh, not you Kroe. Umm, were working on it but not %100 fool proof yet. There are some new methods out there.

fijiblue 12/05/2007 08:38 AM

Despite the negative critics, I suggested freshwater dips back in the day and have used them ever since without killing a single acro. Bring RO water to tank temp, dip coral for 50 secs (must be exact) and then shake in water the last 10. Works great...flatworms turn a white color and fall off. If abused, im sure it can kill acro, but it hasn't failed me yet and I have dipped a ton of them.

miwoodar 12/05/2007 10:33 AM

figiblue - Do you adjust the RO water for pH?

flyyyguy 12/05/2007 01:07 PM

so what happens to the eggs in these FW dips fijiblue??

do you QT your corals before introducing them or just dip??

tanya72806 12/07/2007 07:28 PM

Bump !!!

wentreefgirl 12/08/2007 08:45 AM

Im kinda liking the studies on the potassium permaganate. Last check, its working on the eggs too and with little effect to the coral if done right.

fijiblue 12/08/2007 12:11 PM

[QUOTE]figiblue - Do you adjust the RO water for pH?[/QUOTE]

No, I do not...temp only.

[QUOTE]so what happens to the eggs in these FW dips fijiblue??do you QT your corals before introducing them or just dip??[/QUOTE]

There are no eggs because smart reefers scrap them off first:)

tanya72806 12/08/2007 02:32 PM

what is potassium permaganate ?

wentreefgirl 12/08/2007 02:42 PM

Well its lethal stuff i hear that they use mainly in pool supplies and such but they have been testing it with afw and nudis. Its got promise i hear.

flyyyguy 12/08/2007 02:43 PM

Just checking ;) Because your method as you originally stated it wasnt complete

wentreefgirl 12/08/2007 02:47 PM

[url]http://archive.reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=1211102&highlight=potassium+permaganate[/url]

This thread is more ref to nudis but the other linked threads to it have studies with it for aefws also.

tanya72806 12/08/2007 03:17 PM

thanx just about to ask you about the link for it lol

wentreefgirl 12/08/2007 03:21 PM

n.p. anytime.


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