Thread: DIY Melafix
06-19-2009, 01:54 AM #1
I see a lot of people on the forum using Melafix and since it is one of the biggest rip offs in the trade (however good it might be) I though I would make a post about how to make your own melafix. It can save a lot of money if you want to treat a large aquarium.
Melafix is 99% distilled water and 1 % Tea tree oil (meluca oil).
You can make your own distilled water or buy it cheaply. Tea tree oil is available online and in any health store, alternative medicine stores, walmart (thanks owlbehere) etc etc. You should have no problem finding it.
You then mix 1 ml oil to every 100 ml water and you get your own Melafix with the same strength as the store bought medicine (as close as makes no difference) Try to get the measurements as exact as possible but if you are a couple of ml of with the water it is no big deal. It is the oil you need to take care when you mix.
Addition by Korith: Bettafix is just a weaker solution of Melafix. Melafix I think 5x more concentrated than Bettafix. So if melafix is 1% solution, than bettafix would be a .2% solution.
Addition by fraggle: To make your own Pimafix it's 1% Bay oil or Pimenta racemosa, same as concentrations as the Melafix, so 1ml in 100ml of water.
Last edited by William; 06-19-2009 at 04:40 PM.Do as I say. Not as I do.
06-19-2009, 01:55 AM #2
Very interesting! Next time I have to use melafix, I will use this!
06-19-2009, 01:57 AM #3
Thanks for the info.
06-19-2009, 01:58 AM #4
yup. I make mineAs I get older I find myself thinking about the hereafter - I go into a room and then wonder what I'm here after.
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06-19-2009, 02:02 AM #5
You can get Tea tree oil at Wal-mart. My mom uses it for everything skin related. GREAT for ringworm!75 gallon project
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06-19-2009, 02:07 AM #6
Great for everything including your fish.Do as I say. Not as I do.
06-19-2009, 02:11 AM #7
Thanks for the tip!
That stuff is rediculous in price up here!
Is it that bad if its slightly stronger?
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06-19-2009, 02:13 AM #8
06-19-2009, 02:17 AM #9
0Originally Posted by Owlbehere
06-19-2009, 02:23 AM #10
0Originally Posted by The Red Severum
Thanks William, I new it was just those 2 ingredients, but I never thought about making my own. I'll need to remember that with setting up the 125 as FW again.