Who stocks Formalin

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  1. Sea-Horse

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    Hi Guys,

    I am need some Formalin for my pony tank as recommended by the "sea horse forum" - Have I missed it at the LFS's in the area or do I buy it elsewhere. Does anybody have any experience with Formalin.

    According to the SHF it plays a important part in biolode control and I see the Koi guys tend to use it often (or did in the past)

    Thanks


    Andre
     
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    belindamotion Google Master

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    I just saw this on MASA...
    http://www.marineaquariumsa.com/showthread.php?t=37578&page=2

    OR ask Nemos Janitor...I see he has Formalin...:blush:
    http://www.marineaquariumsa.com/showthread.php?t=36918
     
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    Sea-Horse Thread Starter

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    Thank You Belinda - I use peroxide in a Oxydator in all my marine tanks, maybe the Formalin does one and the same thing ?


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    butcherman Moderator MASA Contributor

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    i find the Non Marine lfs normally stock it. its dirt cheap and seems to work great! just follow the instructions on the seahorse forums.

    alternatively i have if you need urgently
     
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    Your pharmacist will also have, if not they can order. I've ordered some nasty things, no questions asked :)
     
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    Thanks Buthcherman - I will make a few calls this morning. Not sure if I have any non-marine LFS in my area but I am sure some might stock. Appreciate the help ;)
     
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    I also thought that this could be my first "port of call" - will pop around this morning to see if they can help. Thanks for the lead
     
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    Your Pharmacist
     
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    Have to sadly report that after several attempts at Pet Shops and Pharmacists - big and small the product remains elusive. Pharmacists say they do not have a demand and therefore do not keep it .......
     
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    Yeah but they can order it for you. It's a simple lab chemical. Koi keepers use it extensively to treat ulcers and the like, maybe ask around the local koi forums.
     
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    I noticed the Koi guy's make mention of it, maybe a visit to the freshwater forums - Thanks
     
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