Salifert Flatworm Exit

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Salifert Flatworm eXit itself is quite safe to fish and invertebrates. However, the body juice of flatworms can be toxic to some reef inhabitants when present in a too high concentration. This body juice is sometimes excreted when flatworms die.

So when you use this product it is important to do the following first:
  • Siphon out as many flatworms as possible.
  • Keep sufficient fresh activated carbon in a canister ready.
  • Turn off UV, ozone and remove activated carbon. Keep the skimmer turned on.
Important remarks

Below given remarks are a.o. meant to reduce the amount of the flatworm`s toxic body juices in the water.

Many people have treated their reef tank(s) successfully using Flatworm eXit without any problems. The most important factors are reducing the number of flatworms before commencing with the treatment and reducing the amount of the flatworm`s body juice, released when they die, as fast as possible.

Do not underestimate the number of flatworms in your system. In a few cases a significant number of flatworms can be hiding in, for example, crevices. Blow in such and any other potential hiding places, water, to blow any flatworm out of there. For that purpose you can use a powerhead or a turkey baster. Siphon out those flatworms as well.

Furthermore, do not underestimate the amount of toxic body-juices these flatworms can excrete. This can be reduced significantly by really siphoning out the flatworms before commencing with the treatment. Further significant reduction is accomplished by siphoning out as many dead flatworms as you can.

Any body juice released by the dead flatworms in the water has to be reduced further by using about 1 pound of fresh high quality carbon for every 50 gallons. The carbon has to be used in a canister with a sufficient forced water flow.

Take sufficient time for treating the tank. That is, do not treat your tank in a hurry. Also, take time to monitor your tank for at least 6 hours after the treatment.

It is also wise to have at least 25% water ready for a water change if required.

Dosage:

Read all the above text before commencing with the treatment!
  • 1 drop for every 4 liters or 1 gallon
    The dropper contains approx. 300 drops (10ml). The dropper cap holds approx. 90 drops. So 1 cap full is good for 360 liters or 90 gallons.

    Add it in a high flow area of the tank. If you want to treat a refugium only and if it`s volume is too small for using a powerhead then mixing should be done manually.
  • It should start to work within 30 minutes.
  • If within 45 minutes no visible death of flatworms occurs add 50% more.
  • As soon as the flatworms start to die, commence with the activated carbon to take out any toxic body juices. Also see the above given important remarks.
  • After an hour or so you can turn any UV or ozone on again.
Keep out of the reach of children! Only for aquarium hobby use.

Specifications

  • 1 drop for every 4 liters or 1 gallon
    The dropper contains approx. 300 drops (10ml). The dropper cap holds approx. 90 drops. So 1 cap full is good for 360 liters or 90 gallons.

    Add it in a high flow area of the tank. If you want to treat a refugium only and if it`s volume is too small for using a powerhead then mixing should be done manually.
  • It should start to work within 30 minutes.
  • If within 45 minutes no visible death of flatworms occurs add 50% more.
  • As soon as the flatworms start to die, commence with the activated carbon to take out any toxic body juices. Also see the above given important remarks.
  • After an hour or so you can turn any UV or ozone on again.
Keep out of the reach of children! Only for aquarium hobby use.


Product Manuals & Documentation

Salifert Flatworm Exit

Owner's Manual available for download in Adobe PDF file format

Manufacturer Info

Salifert
Salifert is a Holland base company that produces top of the line test kits as well as tank additives and foods for marine and reef aquariums.


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I'm getting ready to try this product again. I believe it can work but there are some things you need to keep in mind before you start. One of which is although this product does kill the worms they almost always come back. It does not kill the eggs. I did a series of five treatments over 6 weeks....Read More
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flat worm exit works. almost

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Killed almost all flat worm and followed directions. Wrasse wasnt eating anything. A few still survive so I'll use again in a week and see. Maybe they a like ich that cat be killed in certain stages of life. It kills worm instantly and just follow directions. All livestock corals and amphipods still...Read More
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OK, We ordered this to deal with a few flatworms in my 90 before they became a problem. I also was fighting zoanthid eating nudibranches in my nano for some time, losing frag after frag of really hot zoanthids, I was ready to give up. While researching I came across someone stating that this pro...Read More
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Does not work.

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I'm sorry, but this stuff did NOT work. I have a 40 gallon refugium infested with flatworms. I tried Flatworm Exit 6 months ago, but I think I accidentally re-infected the aquarium. So this time I tried a new bottle. After the recommended dosage, many flatworms did die, but not all of them. Aft...Read More
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Great, but follow instructions

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This product does a number on flatworms, but you must siphon out as many FW as you can, filter with carbon after use and do a large water change. You need to follow up in about 5-7 days with another treatment to get all the eggs that are not affected with the first treatment. If you follow directi...Read More
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There is nothing else

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I have used several products in the past to treat flatworms, but this is the best by a mile. One treatment in a 210G and the worms were gone. Unlike other products, I did not have to up the dosage, nor did I have to re-treat. One and done! My mushrooms are extremely happy now! I love it when I ...Read More
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Worked great, easy instructions. A capfull to my 72 gal system functioned like a charm, killed my acro eating flatworms and a few red/brown planaria I did not know I had. No adverse side effects (very few flatworms vs tank volume). Did not erradicate all flatworms (99% gone), will have to treat ...Read More
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