Salifert Flatworm Exit
Salifert Flatworm Exit
Flatworm eXit itself is not harmful to fish and invertebrates. However, flatworm body juices can be toxic to some reef dwellers when present in too high a concentration. This body juice is sometimes excreted when flatworms die.
So, when using this product, it is important to first do the following:
- Siphon as many flatworms as possible.
- Keep enough fresh activated carbon in a canister ready.
- Turn off UV, ozone and remove activated carbon. Keep the skimmer on.
- Important Notes
The remarks given below are ao intended to reduce the amount of flatworm toxins in the water.
Many people have successfully treated their reef aquarium using Flatworm eXit without any problems. The most important factors are reducing the number of flatworms before treatment begins and reducing the amount of body juice the flatworms release when they die as quickly as possible.
Don't underestimate the number of tapeworms in your system. In a few cases, large numbers of flatworms can hide, for example, in crevices. Blow into these hiding places, and any other potential hiding places, with water to blow out any flatworms. For this, you can use a powerhead or a turkey baster. Siphon these flatworms as well.
Also, don't underestimate the amount of toxic body juices these tapeworms can excrete. This can be greatly reduced by really siphoning off the flatworms before starting treatment. A further significant reduction is achieved by siphoning off as many dead tapeworms as possible.
Any body juices released by dead flatworms in the water should be further reduced using approximately 1 pound of fresh, high quality carbon per 50 gallons. Coal should be used in a canister with sufficient forced water flow.
Take enough time to process the tank. In other words, don't rush your tank. Also, take the time to monitor your tank for at least 6 hours after treatment.
It is also wise to have at least 25% water ready for a water change if needed.
Read all the text above before starting the treatment!
- 1 drop for 4 liters or 1 gallon
- The dropper contains approx. 300 drops (10ml). The dropper cap holds approx. 90 drops. So 1 full cap is good for 360 liters or 90 gallons.
- Add it to a high flow area of the tank. If you want to process only a refugium and its volume is too small to use a power head, mixing must be done manually.
- It should start working within 30 minutes.
- If within 45 minutes no visible tapeworm death occurs, add 50% more.
- As soon as tapeworms begin to die, start with activated charcoal to flush out toxic body juices. See also the important notes given above.
- After about an hour you can turn on any UV or Ozone again.