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[reposting] Changing Medications

Discussion in 'Tropical Discussion' started by Phaedra, May 18, 2007.

  1. Phaedra

    Phaedra Member

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    Well, I've treated my 10g for four days now with the pima/melafix and haven't noticed any positive changes, so I'm ready to move onto the big guns.
    Question is, should I do a water change before adding the Maracide (by Mardel, if anyone is curious)? Will the other meds react badly with maracide? I know pima/melafix are gentle meds, but I want to make sure I'm medicating properly.
    I've searched around the internet and can't find any info on it...

    Note: Reposted from Tropical Fish Emergencies forum here, as there doesn't seem to be anyone in there.
     
  2. celaeno

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    are you talking about maracyn?

    after a 25% water change, you should use activated carbon to remove what's left of the api melafix/pimafix. then do another 25% water change. when you pour it into the sink, if the bubbles quickly pop, that means most of the melafix/pimafix have been absorbed by the carbon.

    it is now safe to dose with maracyn (after removing the carbon of course).
     
  3. Phaedra

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    Thanks Cerano. I realized after some digging that my filter HAD carbon in it the whole time. :grr: I did the water change and added a half dose (5ml) maracin for starters, to be followed with the rest in an hour or two.
    *Fingers crossed* Thanks for the info, I appreciate it.
     

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