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AEFW’s do not release toxins like red planaria flatworms do. They are totally different
Look up acoel worms. They aren't bad (to my knowledge)) thankfully, because nothing kills them but warsses.Just finished 5 weeks treatment according to the bottle last week. Then today, I found a coral being bitten badly. A blow with maxijet reveal this beast.
So yeah, it didn't work for wiping out AEFW in my tank. Also I took the description a bit too literally, and didn't do any water change for the first 4 weeks. I usually do weekly water change. The lack of WC also caused lost of couple frags.
Also during the whole treatment period, I can see some brown flatworm on the glass. It's different types, have pointy head and two pointy tail end. I'm not sure if Purge suppose to have affect on them, just an observation.
Ok so I have 3 things to say in this post!
-An update about aefws, which I can describe in more detail and answer any questions if anyone wants to know!
-Also, I want to propose a possible secondary benefit.
-And lastly I have question for UWC that I want to address publicly, and I hope that they give a clear and honest answer.
1. For anyone new reading my purge post for the first time, you’ll need to back track a little bit to read through my history of treatment for details, or just ask if it’s something specific.
Long story short, I dosed 1 dose a week for 8 weeks straight.
I started on Feb 22, and my last dose was Apri 12th. I waited one week and turned on UV and skimmer and it took about 3-4 days for my skimmer to function normally again.
Now. What you’re all here for:
I can confidentially say that as of 3 weeks and 3 days after my last dose, I have not seen a flatworm since the BIG flatworm that I posted about on April 1st.
I am just a normal reefer like the rest of you. I have no affiliation with UWC and if I see a flatworm before I add any more corals, I will definitely let everyone know that the product doesn’t work, and I will be loud and clear and mad. AND unfortunately for UWC, I will also never say the product works 100%, even if I don’t see another flatworm ever again for the rest of my life. This is because I know biology is constantly changing and nothing is ever a guarantee. I want to be overly objective to a fault, and only subjective if it’s negative to turn people away (I’m aware it makes me look like a jerk and it’s hard to make UWC look like a hero, but I am a chemistry major and a dentist, so I am looking at it somewhat scientifically, not socially).
Now that we got that out of the way!!!...
It seems to have worked for me!! I would definitely try it if you have aefws and a stable enough system to turn off UV, skimmer, and no water changes for 2 months. This may be the limiting factor for some reefers, but if your system is THAT new or THAT small, you have other options instead of purge that should be considered before committing to the product. At this point, it legit seems like a miracle product for people like me who are in too deep to restart, and a system that is too big to pull out a few frags for QT. Also keep in mind that I used it differently than advertised, and I also have been dosing kz fws for over 8 months. I hope I don’t ever have to update with bad news, and I am only reporting on what has happened in MY tank since using purgev2. No clue if it will work on anyone else systems, and I’m not claiming that it will. I am just stating what happened to me. (Again, I’m not intentionally trying to sound like a jerk...I just want to be 100% objective!)
2. On to even better news and a possible solution to a problem I have had for 3 years...this is completely anecdotal and by no means does UWC claim what I am about to say.
I have been battling euphyllia white bugs foreveerr. I have tried all kinds of dips including iodine, Bayer, Brightwell dip, 2lf revive, and even interceptor. No bueno.
Well as luck would have it, my euphyllia look absolutely stunning after the purge, and upon very close inspection, I cannot find a single white bug anywhere. I am really hoping this is a problem solver for anyone with white bug issues. If the flatworms come back but the white bugs stay away, then the purge would have been worth it. I am so happy that this potentially killed all dang little bugs!! If you have had this issue, maybe look more in to purge and what all it can potentially eliminate....which leads me to my final comment
3. UWC—I have now bought vibrant, two bottles of purgev2, coral color, and the coral cleanse products from you. This is 5 identical bottles that sit on the shelf in my fish room.
The other day, I grabbed the coral colors and dosed it. I immediately realized my error...I accidentally dosed the coral cleanse. I panicked because I figured I just nuked my tank, but what I immediately noticed was the exact same reaction that happened when I dosed the purgev2. The smell and feel is very dinstinct and identical to the purge. My corals behaved exactly the same way (for example: the gsp closed up, followed by the duncans, then the indo torches suck up about half way). My snails all acted the exact same way and started to flip over on the right side of my tank. Everything was the same. Which begs the question, is this the same product? Is one just more concentrated than the other? If so, the prices should reflect it. If it’s a marketing tool or just a way to sell more, I get it. But it feels like basically the exact same product and maybe different concentrations. If this is the case, then it could be revolutionary. A liquid that comes with instructions that the reefer cuts with rodi to make it strong or weak, and use it as a dip or a whole tank treatment. I’m interested to hear what you have to say, because I’m betting it’s the same thing with a different label.
That’s all for tonight. If anyone has any questions, feel free to ask or message!