Red bugs!

Discussion in 'Coral Health' started by doylef4i, Feb 26, 2010.

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  1. doylef4i

    doylef4i Bubble Tip Anemone

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    I was wondering if anyone here has used interceptor treatment as seen on melevsreef.com?If not what can I do?Thanks very much for any info.
     
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  3. doylef4i

    doylef4i Bubble Tip Anemone

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    Jason McKenzie Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I have done it 2 or 3 times. what do you need to know
     
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    doylef4i Bubble Tip Anemone

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    Is it really affective and do I need to run carbon afterwards.Any info you could send me or let me know would be great.This just has me freaking out cuase I have to do it in the tank.Thanks Jason.
     
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    Jason McKenzie Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I've always done it right in the tank.
    You will need to get out all you hermits and shrimp or they will die.
    Since Marc's (Melevsreef) article there has been a lot of different dosage tests. Some have done 1 triple dose with success other stick to the original instructions
    Here is the Original Instructions
    you need to do a very large water change and run carbon after
     
  7. amcarrig

    amcarrig Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Interceptor is a very effective treatment against red bugs. We had to treat our tank twice to kill all of the bugs.
     
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  9. doylef4i

    doylef4i Bubble Tip Anemone

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    Will this kill my snails or stomatella that I can't find and remove from the tank?
     
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    I'm doing this now. Started last week. I don't see any red bugs now but I will do one more dose.

    If you have red bugs you must do it. Then as I have learned the hard way QT your $20.00 frag corals before you put them in and they destroy your $3,000.00 coral setup with pest!:(
     
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    amcarrig Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It's possible.
     
  12. greysoul

    greysoul Stylophora

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    Red Bugs! Red Bugs!

    If you watched (or read) The Shining you'll know it's Sgubder spelled backwards backwards.