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Old 01-14-2012, 02:46 PM   #1 
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2 types of formalin? o_O

Okay, so yes again this town still sucks so I looked online for "formalin" for "specimen preservation).. I found this
http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Buffered-Form...item20bae38d5f

But, also found this
http://www.ebay.ca/itm/POND-MEDIC-FO...item56316e8ccf

What is the difference between a "water treatment formalin" and a "preserving formalin"????
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Old 01-14-2012, 08:05 PM   #2 
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Some people use a formalin bath in marine tanks to treat some types of bacterial infections. It's *not* safe in freshwater tanks, as far as I know, and is deadly if you don't get the concentration right or if a fish has even the tiniest cut.
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Old 01-14-2012, 08:31 PM   #3 
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ahh ok xD I know formalin is used to preserve "secimens" and since this stupid disease seems to be taking blue male bettas here from the same store, I want to get some as a "just in case" I'm just confused because...the "actual" formalin is more expensive, while most "treatments" are less expensive. I personally would rather use nothing, salts, or real meds for treatments o.o;
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Yeah, the treatments are diluted and won't preserve your fish. Probably why they're cheaper. ;)
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Old 01-14-2012, 08:58 PM   #5 
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.... huh. okay sooo go with real stuff
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