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Old January 10th 07, 04:12 AM posted to rec.aquaria.freshwater.misc,rec.aquaria.marine.misc
dc
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I work in a warehouse with over 200 individual tanks. The prevention of
the passage of pathogens from tank to tank is paramount. Until now we have
been using concentrated QuickCure (formaldehyde and malachite green) dips
to that end, but that chemical is now illegal to sell here.

I'm considering switching to copper and methylene blue, but have yet to
find a good bulk source of the later.

Anyone out there in a similar situation? What do you use to sanitize your
equipment (e.g. nets, etc.) as you move tank to tank?
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Old January 10th 07, 02:42 PM posted to rec.aquaria.freshwater.misc,rec.aquaria.marine.misc
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dc wrote:
I work in a warehouse with over 200 individual tanks. The prevention of
the passage of pathogens from tank to tank is paramount. Until now we have
been using concentrated QuickCure (formaldehyde and malachite green) dips
to that end, but that chemical is now illegal to sell here.

I'm considering switching to copper and methylene blue, but have yet to
find a good bulk source of the later.

Anyone out there in a similar situation? What do you use to sanitize your
equipment (e.g. nets, etc.) as you move tank to tank?


We have used copper for equipment and occasionally methylene blue as an
equipment dip.
We mostly have used methylene blue as a dip (better, a bath) for the
fish in a double dose for 30 minute treatment for disease or a 24- 48
hour regular dose bare hospital tank quarantine for new fish or suspect
fish. There are many bulk copper solutions, I believe Copper Safe comes
in bulk,. as for Methylene Blue, I have and still use Kordons Methylene
Blue which does not come in bulk (at least to my knowledge).

I did a search for Copper and found this site with bulk copper:
http://www.magicislepets.com/pages/s...edications.htm

Carl

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Old January 10th 07, 03:34 PM posted to rec.aquaria.freshwater.misc,rec.aquaria.marine.misc
atomweaver
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Default Anti-Para/Bacter Equipment Dips

"carlrs" wrote in
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There are many bulk copper solutions, I believe Copper
Safe comes in bulk,. as for Methylene Blue, I have and still use
Kordons Methylene Blue which does not come in bulk (at least to my
knowledge).


methylene blue, 1 lb bottles to 25 lb pails;

http://www.argent-labs.com/argentweb...erapeutics.htm

I'd go to a chemical search engine like icis.com, if I were looking for
larger quantities than that...

Regards
DaveZ
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Old January 12th 07, 04:38 AM posted to rec.aquaria.freshwater.misc,rec.aquaria.marine.misc
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atomweaver wrote in
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"carlrs" wrote in
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Thank you both.
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Old March 11th 07, 03:43 AM posted to rec.aquaria.freshwater.misc,rec.aquaria.marine.misc
swarvegorilla
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Default Anti-Para/Bacter Equipment Dips

I have scaled back
But I found 'net san' to be a good product.
Of course a trip to the pool shop
will yeild many cheap chemicals that can be used

Wouldn't mind trying steam some day tho.
Always wondered how well it would work.


"dc" wrote in message
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I work in a warehouse with over 200 individual tanks. The prevention of
the passage of pathogens from tank to tank is paramount. Until now we
have
been using concentrated QuickCure (formaldehyde and malachite green) dips
to that end, but that chemical is now illegal to sell here.

I'm considering switching to copper and methylene blue, but have yet to
find a good bulk source of the later.

Anyone out there in a similar situation? What do you use to sanitize your
equipment (e.g. nets, etc.) as you move tank to tank?



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Old March 12th 07, 05:42 PM posted to rec.aquaria.freshwater.misc,rec.aquaria.marine.misc
Reel McKoi
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"swarvegorilla" wrote in message
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I have scaled back
But I found 'net san' to be a good product.
Of course a trip to the pool shop
will yeild many cheap chemicals that can be used

==============================
And places like Home Depot sell diatomaceous earth for a fraction of the
rip-off prices charged by the Aquarium Supply industry. Pool thermometers
are also a fraction of what they charge for pond therms'.
--
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Frugal ponding since 1995.
rec.ponder since late 1996.
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Old March 12th 07, 05:58 PM posted to rec.aquaria.marine.misc
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Oh your so freaking frugal you amaze me muppet..........one would
think with being that thrifty and finding all the el cheapo places to
buy crap you could feed your fish koi food instead of cat food!

Dance muppet dance............I control you.....Oh, do you like my
Nym...........I may become Reel McKoi later on!




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I forgot more about ponds and koi than I'll ever know!
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Old March 14th 07, 02:54 PM posted to rec.aquaria.marine.misc
The Shadow
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Default Anti-Para/Bacter TROLL ALERT - Roy "Tristan" Hauer nym-steals/shifs again!!!!!!!!!


"~Windsong~" wrote in message
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Oh your so freaking frugal you amaze me muppet..........one would
think with being that thrifty and finding all the el cheapo places to
buy crap you could feed your fish koi food instead of cat food!

Dance muppet dance............I control you.....Oh, do you like my
Nym...........I may become Reel McKoi later on!




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I forgot more about ponds and koi than I'll ever know!


 




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