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post #1 of 14 Old 08-09-2012, 09:51 PM Thread Starter
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i just poured garlic juice into my prime is it still ok to use?

so i just poured garlic juice into my prime bottle thats half full. im in the middle of a water change and i cant get anymore conditioner till sunday maybe. will this stuff still work? it was 5 ml of garlic guard.
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post #2 of 14 Old 08-09-2012, 10:02 PM
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Why put it in in the first place?

I *think* it would be okay to use, Maybe add a drop more since it could be more diluted. I would get someone else to say same thing though. And isn't garlic good for them?

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post #3 of 14 Old 08-09-2012, 10:08 PM Thread Starter
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i didnt mean to pour it in there.
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i didnt mean to pour it in there.
I thought you didnt, that wouldnt make much sense if you did. What size is your tank?

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post #5 of 14 Old 08-09-2012, 10:17 PM
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I don't know exactly what garlic guard IS, is it something that needs a specific dosage? Is there some already in the tank?

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Directions for Use: Shake well before use. Soak food in Garlic Guard before feeding. For enhanced effectiveness against Ich and other parasites use Seachem's Focus and Metronidazole as follows: Add 1 measure of Metronidazole to 1 measure of Focus per tablespoon of frozen food. Completely soak this food mix in Garlic Guard, refrigerate, and feed once or twice daily for 1-2 weeks.

I don't know if it's safe to use that med just. . . in the water. I'm not familiar with it, but I'm always nervous about stuff like that. Do you have anything else, like Stress Coat, that has a dechlorinator in it that you can use instead?

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post #6 of 14 Old 08-09-2012, 10:18 PM Thread Starter
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garlic guard is garlic extract used to get fish to eat. also i have 8 tanks ranging from 5 gallons to 120 gallons.
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post #7 of 14 Old 08-09-2012, 10:54 PM
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Why put it in in the first place?

I *think* it would be okay to use, Maybe add a drop more since it could be more diluted. I would get someone else to say same thing though. And isn't garlic good for them?
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post #8 of 14 Old 08-09-2012, 11:33 PM
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Garlic in the water might irritate the fishes. When it's in food, it's ingested and absorbed through the intestine. In the water it will probably irritate the gills and slime coat. Just like how peppers are good to eat, but you wouldn't want to rub them in your eyes. I'd err on the side of caution and hold off on the water changes or make an emergency trip to the pet store.

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even in that low concentration?
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post #10 of 14 Old 08-09-2012, 11:49 PM
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With some of the more sensitive fish it could be a problem (also we don't know exactly what kind of fish you have). You could try it on one tank to see what happens.

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