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07-01-2015, 03:07 PM #1
Study of Melafix - does not have antibacterial properties
07-01-2015, 03:59 PM #2
So it's a snake oil?Increasing your biodiversity increases your stability.
You know what this tank needs? ........................ Crypts.
07-01-2015, 04:03 PM #3
This is likely why I have never had much luck when I tried this stuff in the past.
Good to see a little third party confirmationIf you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
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07-01-2015, 04:11 PM #4
It would be interesting to see what pathogens they tested it against, but that requires $$$$ to see the full study.
07-01-2015, 04:43 PM #5
I've always thought of Melafix and Pimafix as 'nature' treatments that may or may not work and have never counted on them for much. Good to know I was in the right ball park30 g FW planted:corys, ABNP, blue angel, harleys, zebra danios, rummies, mystery & nerite snails
15 g FW planted:crown tail betta, neons, pygmy cory, clown pleco, mystery & nerite snails
90 g FW planted:congos, rainbows, roseline sharks, swordtails, krib pair, ABNP, peppered cories, mystery snails
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07-01-2015, 09:08 PM #6
I've always had my doubts with melafix as well. In real life, I've never really heard anything positive (fish related) about it. I wonder if it's the dilution making the tea tree oil to weak to do any good. I know in real life I am allergic to everything and when I stick my hands into something I shouldn't I have used tea tree oil to help with irritations and it works. Anyway this thread reminded me of Willafix lol http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...light=willafixPeople say if you can't say something nice then don't say anything at all... Then they wonder why am I so quiet.
Everything happens for a reason. Sometimes that reason is you are stupid and make bad decisions.
I think my fish is adjusting well to the four gallon, He's laying on his side attempting to go to sleep on the bottom of the gravel.
A moderator on a fish forum should be able to identify an oscar... Don't you think?