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[Killietalk] potassium permanganate: was RE: Nostalgia, et...
potassium permanganate? I keep it in my repitiore for sure, but IME it's use
"ON" fish is rarey needed in light of the easier to obtain and basically
equivelent "oxidant": Hydgrogen peroxide (we are talking as a dip/bath
application)...both can easily kill your fish BTW...
...of course that statement is coming from a guy who damn near killed his
fish with a "de-chlor" <LOL>, so you can imagine how accuratley I measure
How I use: potassium permanganate...I would go ahead and make a "stock"
solution for a absurd amount of water (100-200-100 gal...whatever), then
cut that in 1/2, 1/10 or whatever is pertinent...Bearing in mind this stuff
is deadly and easily overdosed, but is NOT toxic per se and dang cheap, so
there is no good reason not to make large stock solutions for ppm
What I've used it for: Cleaning BBS hatching bottles;
de-snailing/de-nymphing plants; transplanting crypts (drastically cuts dowen
on rot, shock, et); getting rid of blackworms & other gravel pest; last
resort for gill parasites...
KC (prev post kept intact for ref.)
From: killietalk-bounces+ken_combs=sbcglobal.net at aka.org
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Sent: Tuesday, January 31, 2006 3:10 PM
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Subject: Re: [Killietalk] Nostalgia, et...
I know this may not be of great help but if you can try potassium
permanganate this will knock it out quick. Of course it is best used in a
quarantine tank. I have used it successfully even in a 15,000 gallon
recirculating system where it is quickly oxidized by the heavy organics and
dissipates out especially after a big water change. The problem is, it is
very difficult to treat such a big system accurately so a quarantine tank
would be best. So it can be sued in non quarantine tanks but hard to dose
properly because of the heavy organic load in such tanks.
Anyway FMC( formaldehyde, malachite green , & mthelyne blue) is always a
good choice for most parasites.
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