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Old 04-12-2010, 08:26 PM   #11 
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Just add the powder into water and go.
Obviously they dont eat the powder right? it just kinda dilutes into the water?

lol this seems as tho it should make sense to me.......but it doesnt. lmao i think i need more sleep! haha
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Old 04-12-2010, 09:38 PM   #12 
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I wonder how well the powder actually works. I think the farther you remove something from its natural state the less nutritional value it will hold (just like freeze dried foods).. thats why fresh garlic is best. I might have to add that to my "experiments to do" list LOL
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Old 04-12-2010, 10:10 PM   #13 
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I absolutely agree. Fresh is the best way to go. However in my case, I simply do not have free access to it.

Actually, the powder doesn't dilute all the way. It does stay in mushy-powder form in the water, and I stick the pellet into it and have it stay surrounded by the garlic powder. It still proves to be quite effective, because there is amounts that do dilute itself. The physical particles that come with the pellet into the tank (I do make sure there isn't too much powder though) free flow (it's very little amount). If my bettas see it, they DO eat it, which assures me it's completely safe. :) They do seem to love garlic...
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Haha, I'm such a nerd, I love experiments! Tell me how that goes! Hahaha.
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Old 04-13-2010, 09:00 AM   #15 
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Jack Wattley a big Discus breeder did an experiment between powered and fresh garlic and he did not get the anti parasite results from the powder like he did with the fresh.
This is who I got the idea from to even use garlic...from all the research Jack did with wild caught Discus back in the day......
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Old 04-13-2010, 09:12 AM   #16 
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Most jarred garlic contains oil and may cause film/pollution in tank water, check the label to be sure :)
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Old 04-13-2010, 09:24 AM   #17 
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Oh wow! Thanks everyone for all the responses. I guess we all learned some stuff from here! Ill have to check my garlic because we dont keep fresh cloves at home so I buy jarred minced to cook with.
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