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Genchem No Planaria 50g


Genchem No Planaria 50g

Price:  8.99

Aqua points: 8 [read more]
Stock: In stock
Dimensions: 50g
Model: NOPL
Manufacturer: Genchem
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If you have planaria in your tank, you will know what a pain they are living in your aquarium. If you're not sure what they look like, they're white flattish worms that tend to be about 10mm long and eat pretty much everything (apart from plants).

Planaria scavenge food and as a result are impossible to get rid of. They will also compete with shrimp, and if allowed will attack them or their eggs. If you feed your shrimp food, planaria will get there first which is what makes them so hard to get rid of.

In the past it has always been difficult treating a shrimp tank with anything, particularly a wormer which gets rid of Planaria. Shrimp are very sensitive and as a result can easily be effected.

Genchem No Planaria eradicates planaria without effecting shrimp.

Features:

  • A safe treatment without effecting shrimp or plants
  • Biodegradable
  • Contains Betal Nut Palm Extract

Remove carbon from your filter prior to dosage and dose according to packet instructions paying careful attention not to over dose. After 72 hours perform a 25% water change and use activate carbon in your filter for a few days.

Date Added: 28/01/2014 by Charlotte Law
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excellent stuff, does exactly what it says and as always came on time.

Date Added: 13/11/2013 by Robin Castley
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Not cheap but it certainly did what it says. Four days and my shrimp tank appears to be free of planaria and my shrimps are fine.

Date Added: 05/04/2013 by Daniel Gray
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This is probably the only best product out on the market which actually eradicates all of the white worms in the shrimp tank. It comes as a white powder form and does turn your water cloudy for half an hour or so, but after a few dosings - the worms have gone! And the shrimps are swimming around without a care in the world. Great product.

Date Added: 26/10/2012 by Maciej Zuk
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It does exactly what it says on the bag. I highly recommend it to anyone who have a problem with planaria. After single use cant see any worms in my tank and it had no effect on any of my shrimps.

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Guest
Is this product safe to use on a ramshorn snail tank?

 
Staff

It should be fine - shrimp are more sensitive then snails and it's OK for them. If in doubt, start with a half dose and monitor.


 
Guest
Ive read somewhere that this product can be used to eradicate freshwater limpets which have hitched a ride into my tank. Have you had any experience of this being used for this purpose? Sam

 
Staff

Hi Sam

Not heard of that before. Be worth a try though...


 
Guest
Hi, I am very curious how the product actually works. I know that other products containing Fenbendazole restrict the absorption of glucose and so killing them off but what is the process with No Planaria please. Neon

 
Staff
Nut palm extract does the job instead

 
Guest
Obviously, but how? neon

 
Staff
Not sure. Waiting for response from wholesaler.

 
Staff

I've now heard back from manufacturer. The No Planaria causes an eating disorder with the Planaria. That's why we need to wait for 72 hours and to keep dosing if No-planaria doesn't work with some strong planaria.


 
Guest
What does the dosage one spoonful equate to?

 
Staff

I'm not sure to be honest. Have you lost your spoon?


 
Guest
The No-planaria says one spoonful per 50 liters. Does that mean a teaspoon or tablespoon?

 
Staff

ah right. A small spoon comes with the packet :)


 
Guest
So there is a spoon inside the package in the powder?

 
Staff

Correct


 
Guest
Thanks!

 
Guest
I dosed my tank with the second dose of No-planaria last night, and noticed the water was quite cloudy this morning. That did not happen after the first, larger dose, the previous day. Any thoughts? Last, and smallest dose due tonight.

 
Staff

nothing to be concerned about - just a reaction with your water :)


 
Guest
Thanks. Will finish final dose tonight, and then do 25% water change while adding carbon to the Eheim on the next night.

 
Guest
Should you mix the powder with a small quantity of aquarium water before adding it to the tank?

 
Staff

Yes that's a good idea :)


 
Guest
I am using Seachem Purigen instead active carbon.Do I need to remove it before using Genchem No Planaria ???

 
Staff
Yep

 
Guest
Will this work on nematodes? If not can you recommend an alternative product safe for use in a shrimp tank?

 
Staff

It might but specifically designed for planaria.



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