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Thread: DIY Melafix

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    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.
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    Very interesting! Next time I have to use melafix, I will use this!

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    Thanks for the info.

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    yup. I make mine
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    You can get Tea tree oil at Wal-mart. My mom uses it for everything skin related. GREAT for ringworm!
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    Great for everything including your fish.
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    Thanks for the tip!
    That stuff is rediculous in price up here!
    Is it that bad if its slightly stronger?
    I have never used the stuff!
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    Wow great idea!!! No more store bought Melafix for me!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Owlbehere
    You can get Tea tree oil at Wal-mart. My mom uses it for everything skin related. GREAT for ringworm!
    hmm good for ringworm? You don't wrestle do you?

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    hmm good for ringworm? You don't wrestle do you?
    BOOOOOOOO!!!!!!! bad joke


    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.
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