Here it is! Fenbendazole use against hydroids

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Hi all!

Well after getting a lot of questions about the use of fenbendazol I figured I would write this up. This is for informational purposes and I will not be held liable for improper use. Fenbendazol must be used exactly as I instruct or run the risk of a tank crash.

Now lets get to it!

So you may ask, what is fenbendazol. Well it is a primary granular ingredient in Safegaurd 4. Here is a reference picture

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I use the 4 gram packets.

1. Now don't go out and buy it just to dump the packet in the water, that would be bad!
When you open the packet you will notice the granules. This is what I separate from the powder. That is the fenbendazol. Once separated you have to crush it into a fine powder. Please wear your safety glasses.

Ok now you have this powder, what needs to be done next?

2. ALL snails, GSP's, zenias, Gorgonias, flower pots need to be put into QT. You need to observe them for any traveling hydroids for several days. This will not harm most all other corals. I have not tested with every coral or invert out there. Wish I could!

3. Next remove your carbon, slow your skimmer way down or better yet cut the air off. You need ALL equipment, pumps, powerheads, reactors, chillers RUNNING.

4. Mix up the powder in 3 cups of tank water and pour it in a high flow area slowly. The goal is to keep is suspended in the water as long as possible .

5. Wait 24 to 30 hours, you will see them all retracted. No more than 30 hours :)
Add fresh new carbon, don't be skimpy on this as the carbon will help pull these dead guys bad stuff out of the water. Get that skimmer fired back up.

6. Do a 25% water change after the 24-30 hours.

7. Do 10% water changes for the next 3 days after the initial 25% change.

This is the process that works the best. Hope I answered a lot of question.

-Todd
 
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Thank you guys!
Please ask any questions as I am more than happy to answer them :)

Next write up will be potassium nitrate! Got my ICP results yesterday so working on all the information.
 
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I will be with you every step of the way :)
Thanks for your support!
 

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I would be very interested in your triton results too. Just to let you know. I do have my hospira IV pump up and running. I haven't tried piggybacking yet. Only problem I have is that I can't control it with my apex. If you have any ideas on that let me know. It still is an awesome doser for less than $75 with the pump sets. Thanks again
 
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I would be very interested in your triton results too. Just to let you know. I do have my hospira IV pump up and running. I haven't tried piggybacking yet. Only problem I have is that I can't control it with my apex. If you have any ideas on that let me know. It still is an awesome doser for less than $75 with the pump sets. Thanks again
You are welcome! Stay tuned :)
 
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Todd, what effect do hydroids have on softies and leather corals?
I haven't noticed ill affect on soft corals like mushrooms, and leathers. The nematocyst don't seem to bother large soft corals.
 
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No none at all :)
If dosed correctly there is no affect on them.
 

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Ok...thanks Todd. I ordered extra carbon from brs today and Im going to make up about 50 gals of salt water this weekend. Trying to get everything ready to go.
 
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Hey no problem!
I have to travel out of town to get the Safegaurd so I will have it Saturday and have all my batches done by Monday.
 
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Ok...thanks Todd. I ordered extra carbon from brs today and Im going to make up about 50 gals of salt water this weekend. Trying to get everything ready to go.
Here it is your batch all ready to go!
I have included a few shots of the process.
Here is the fenbendazol separated from the powder ready to be crushed.
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And this is after crushing. Apx time is 2 hours to separate to powder.
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Oh wow...very nice Todd. My wife has a pay-pal account so she will be sending $16 to you hopefully tomorrow, Monday.
Thanks
 
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