Fresh Water Dip / Microblif Herbtana

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  1. Express Reef

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    Good Day All,

    I`m still new to the whole Marine thing and read almost everything I can get hold of... I just want to know if anyone one MASA make use of Fresh water Dip? Is this not bad for the fish, will this not make the fish stress even more???

    I`v read alot on Microblif Herbtana, can anyone sare some experiance....

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    E.R
     
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    :whistling: Anybody make use of the fresh water dip??? :blush:
     
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    I've done freshwater dips on my fish. My orange shoulder had black spot almost a year ago. After the dip you could actually see al the parasites on the bottom of the container. The ratio I used was one fith tank water with 4 fiths RO water. Leave the fish in there for no more then 5 minutes. About 3-4 min should be fine. Also after you finished just let the fish rest in tank water untill it's swimming and breating better. Don't get stressed if the fish is lying on it's side while you are doing the freshwater dip, this will happen.

    Yes it is very stressful but is very effective.
     
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    @Annoying; :eek: sound :(... what dip did you use? Brand name... did you move it to a Q-Tank afterwards, if... for how long...???
     
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    I use hertana and artimis from microbe-lift and they are awesome products
    I use them when ever i add a new fish or do any major work on tank to help and prevent stress related issues
     
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    @dallasg; how do you use the products? In a seperate Q-Tank or in the Dt?
     
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    My entire tank got black spot from a fish I got from Nelspruit. Only after I lost almost all my angels did I pick it up. Was no need to quarintine it as the entire tank was sick (did all the fish in the tank) all of the fish recovered (2 clowns, orange shoulder were left). It's a freshwater dip,not a baught product. In about a few hours the fish was a Ok an had no spots on it's body. This was the best I could do in short time as my location doesn't allow me to just go to a shop and buy meds.
     
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    @Annoying; it worked and save the fish, so why not... Cant give me the brand name of the dip you used?? :p
     
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    I can give you a brand name on my salt:lol:, thats about it:tt2:
     
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    :lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:
     
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    I use it in my dt
     
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    I use Herbtana as a "preventative measure" when adding new fish . I also use it straight in the DT.

    I have always felt that FW dips add more stress than worth, I know lots of guys have great success with dip method though
     

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