Dosing the trifecta

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I'm going to link this in Bobby's antibiotics write-up for ease of access.

Dosing Furan-2, KanaPlex, and Metroplex....

Make sure you dissolve the powders in a bowl of tank water before pouring it in! I'd recommend dosing one at a time, waiting a few minutes between each medication. If you've never used furan-2 it is going to turn your water green. It can potentially make reading an alert badge difficult but, as long as you seeded your qt, you'll be doing good sized waterchanges and should be fine. Also, you'll probably want to run a powerhead aimed at the surface of the water. Airstones will also aid in aeration. It is very important that you follow this for a minimum of 10 days, even if the fish starts looking good beforehand. Just like with humans you never want to end antibiotics too early.

Day 1- all three
Day 2- furan-2
Day 3- 25% waterchange THEN all 3
Day 4- furan-2
Day 5- 25% waterchange THEN all 3
Day 6- furan-2
Day 7- 25% waterchange THEN all 3
Day 8- furan-2
Day 9- 25% waterchange THEN all 3
Day 10- furan-2
Day 11- 25% (or more) waterchange

If you need to go 14 days-
Day 11- 25% waterchange THEN all 3
Day 12- furan-2
Day 13- 25% waterchange THEN all 3
Day 14- furan-2
Day 15- 25% (or more) waterchange
 
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Can you do this as a preventative Measure or should I wait until they show signs?

That is a great question. Just like in humans, you don't want to over use antibiotics as the body will adjust and build up an immunity to the meds and then will be useless when they are truly needed.

That being said, there are a few fish that are so prone to bacterial infections that kill them so fast, it makes you think it may be a good idea. For example, the Copperband Butterfly is so prone to developing "red sores" that quickly go into a really bad lethal bacterial condition that kills the fish so fast that by the time you start treating with antibiotics it's often too late. That is the one fish I would seriously consider treating prophylactically with antibiotics.
 

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That is a great question. Just like in humans, you don't want to over use antibiotics as the body will adjust and build up an immunity to the meds and then will be useless when they are truly needed.

That being said, there are a few fish that are so prone to bacterial infections that kill them so fast, it makes you think it may be a good idea. For example, the Copperband Butterfly is so prone to developing "red sores" that quickly go into a really bad lethal bacterial condition that kills the fish so fast that by the time you start treating with antibiotics it's often too late. That is the one fish I would seriously consider treating prophylactically with antibiotics.
Wow knthanks I think thays what happened to my black scopus tang one day perfect next day little red spots all over him so dosed kanaplex and then yesterday died :/
 

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When you dose all 3 on day 3 (and beyond) do you dose based on total tank volume, or the 25% volume?
 
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When you dose all 3 on day 3 (and beyond) do you dose based on total tank volume, or the 25% volume?
Total tank volume for all doses.
 

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Has anyone tried using zealite with this to reduce water changes?I ask because I fear it will affect medication even though I highly doubt it will.
 
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Has anyone tried using zealite with this to reduce water changes?I ask because I fear it will affect medication even though I highly doubt it will.

I honestly don't know. The only media that I've ever used is biomax. @Humblefish did an experiment with seachem matrix and found that it does not absorb copper either, even when used in a reactor! Perhaps @Big G @HotRocks or @4FordFamily might know
 

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Sorry I wish I could be more of help. I'm not familiar with the product. Nor have I seen any threads about it.

I also use Biomax, without any problems absorbing ABX or copper.
 
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