Dipping corals in...Bayer Insecticide?

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  1. randyBRS

    randyBRS Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Gold Sponsors

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    FAQ #26: Using Bayer as a coral dip - What recipe do we use?


    Have you guys tried dipping with Bayer before? If so, I'd love to hear your experience.
     
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    It's the only dip I use. I heard they stopped making it though.
     
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    doesnt kill algae or eggs.
     
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    I can't ever find it...
     
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    I've tried it, for me, it is too cloudy, can see what or where something came off of.
     
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    I use it. Found some still available on amazon.
     
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    Lowe's still carries in store. Just bought an extra bottle last week.
     
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    Nice! I have heard it has been harder to find it.

    True, but as part of a QT process you can minimize chances of that happening.

    That's a good point. We use two different dips with this and Coral RX. The Coral RX is easier to see through for this purpose.

    Nice!
     
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    Use a clear dish and you can hold it up to a light and look from the bottom. You can see the little nasties squirm for a second and die.

    IMG_4340.JPG

    Those are all (mostly) Acro eating flatworms.
     
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    Wow! I bet that coral feels much better after that. :p
     
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    anything else will too with good QT, AND kill algae. FWE would prob be more effective really in qt.
    But yea, bayer works too.
     
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    Its amazing they sell this insecticide over the counter,as a golfcourse superintendent alot of bad can happen to people with its misuse
     
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    Yeah, safety is definitely key!
     
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    I know most people wont wear gloves,if it gets on your hands wash them immediately, dermal absorption is one of the quickest ways into the body
     
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    Home Depot always has it
     
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    Worst trend ever... There's quite a lot of mounting evidence to suggest it causes harm short-term and long-term. I care about the corals. There's plenty of dips meant for corals which do not interfere with the coral itself. It also provokes a resistance in arthropods that is a genetic "switch" which is very real. So those using it for red bugs are just asking for it.
    Can't wait until the days comes when people open their eyes.

    But flame away those who say 'I've seen no negative effects', I'm used to it. I'll not be checking back because of this.
     
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    Can you say more about that. And I'm not flaming but genuinely interested.
     
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    Can you explain the switch?
     

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