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Dierks

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Do I need to place another biomedia bag in the DT so I can use it to seed the observation tank?
Would be a great idea - Or bacteria in a bottle (fritz 9 is my fav)

Did Metroplex eradicate all beneficial bacteria?
Nope, Not at all... In fact, it seems to help it explode

Can I reuse biomedia bags if they are handled by properly between uses?
You can only reuse the bag for the same thing they were used prior. So you cant use your QT bag in a clean tank. But you could re-use that bag for your next QT.

what would that treatment be RO enable me to reuse?
Not sure about the question, Sorry I can't answer here.
 

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Just want to check my understanding of using seachem metro and general cure with treating in copper power.
when my copper power is at 2.5, I can start treating with seachem metro and general cure and I can do them both at the same time (alternating days). Is this correct?
Are both to be mixed in the water or does one have to be mixed with the food? Does it matter which one is mixed with food?
 

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Just want to check my understanding of using seachem metro and general cure with treating in copper power.
when my copper power is at 2.5, I can start treating with seachem metro and general cure and I can do them both at the same time (alternating days). Is this correct?
Are both to be mixed in the water or does one have to be mixed with the food? Does it matter which one is mixed with food?
You don't want to dose GC and Metro at the same time. Because GC already contains metronidazole. This is how I would dose both medications:

Day 1: General Cure*
Day 3: Metro
Day 5: Metro
Day 7: General Cure*
Day 9: Metro
Day 11: Metro

* 6 days in-between GC dosages is usually suffice for clearing flukes. However, use this treatment calendar to determine when is the best time to add the second dose: Marine Parasites

The treatment calendar takes water temp + salinity into consideration, which affects the worm's lifecycle.
 

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Question on cycling my new QT tank I plan on starting next weekend (or tomorrow if I'm lucky) I have "bacteria in a bottle" BIO-Spira (worked better for me than Dr. Tims) since I don't want to move anything from my display tanks until I get the report back from AquaBiomics. Anything else I can do to speed up the cycle? I plan on a small layer of live sand as well.
 

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Question on cycling my new QT tank I plan on starting next weekend (or tomorrow if I'm lucky) I have "bacteria in a bottle" BIO-Spira (worked better for me than Dr. Tims) since I don't want to move anything from my display tanks until I get the report back from AquaBiomics. Anything else I can do to speed up the cycle? I plan on a small layer of live sand as well.
Prime will be your best friend the first week if you are using Copper power. Other than that the only thing you can do is if they come next week you can start the cycle with ammonia if you wanted and the bacteria.
 

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Prime will be your best friend the first week if you are using Copper power. Other than that the only thing you can do is if they come next week you can start the cycle with ammonia if you wanted and the bacteria.
Yeah got some more prime on order. I'm assuming that is the best for any ammonia. I'm not getting any fish until I get the AquaBiomics report, if it isn't clear then I wait another send in DNA tests until it's clear.
 

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Yeah got some more prime on order. I'm assuming that is the best for any ammonia. I'm not getting any fish until I get the AquaBiomics report, if it isn't clear then I wait another send in DNA tests until it's clear.
You got it! You will dose every 24 hours if you get any reading until you dont anymore. Should lock everything up until the bio can handle the full load.
 

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You don't want to dose GC and Metro at the same time. Because GC already contains metronidazole. This is how I would dose both medications:

Day 1: General Cure*
Day 3: Metro
Day 5: Metro
Day 7: General Cure*
Day 9: Metro
Day 11: Metro

* 6 days in-between GC dosages is usually suffice for clearing flukes. However, use this treatment calendar to determine when is the best time to add the second dose: Marine Parasites

The treatment calendar takes water temp + salinity into consideration, which affects the worm's lifecycle.
Thanks so much for this!! Just to clarify, are the doses of metro and GC in the water or the food…or does it not matter which way I administer the products? Are water changes necessary in between general cure and Metro?
 

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Just to clarify, are the doses of metro and GC in the water or the food…or does it not matter which way I administer the products?
You would dose the water to treat external pathogens such as Brook and Flukes.

You would food soak General Cure to treat internal parasites + worms: Internal Issues
 
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