Garlic Guard

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Just wondering. For all of you using garlic guard, after you soak food in it, do you add the food along with the liquid into your tank, or drain it off first?

And how often do you use it for a healthy tank?
 

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Hello GoGreen,

I use the Garlic Guard on my fish food once or twice a week. I drain the liquid and only add the food.

Ken
 

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If it's garlic, wouldn't it be ok to add the liquid?
 

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either way works fine 2-3 times a week is fine also
its all natural and great for all fish types
 

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I drain the liquid and use it again later.
 
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Thanks everyone! Just want to make sure I am using this stuff right!
 

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I put the liquid in the tank.
 

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Tigerlily said:
I put the liquid in the tank.
the best benefit of garlic or garlic guard, is getting them to digest it ... it might not have the effect it should just put in the tank...it would be quite diluted ....but I'm sure its not hurting anything either by doing that
 

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Yeah, I know. I answered the OP's question without giving enough information.

I'm just too lazy to mess with storing it until the next time I soak their food. There's not much left but it seems as though it could contaminate the rest of the bottle if I put it back and can't see dumping it down the drain so I pour it in one of the tanks.

The bettas get Omega One pellets soaked in Garlic Guard a few times a week. I also put some on the zucchini slices I give the otto and snails. Dunno if that does a bit of good but they seem to prefer the slices with Garlic Guard over those without so I'm indulging them. LOL
 

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I soak the food in it and feed them it this way, however if the fish is not eating, I'll add it to the water as this way is better than nothing...
 

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None of the LFS in my town have it so looks like I'll add it to my order for a python hose.

Not that any of my fish need help eating, I'd like to get it for the immune thing.
 

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You don't have to use Garlic Guard. You can use fresh garlic, mash it up and add some liquid to make your own. Or do what I do - get a jar of minced garlic (just garlic, no added oils or anything) from where they have the spices at the grovery store. Then you can use the garlic juice from the bottle. I ran out of juice, and just have a bunch of minced garlic chunks in there, but as I am typing, I am realizing I should just fill the bottle with some tankwater, creating more garlic juice. I just have to make sure I don't use that bottle to cook with.
 

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None of the stores in my town have minced garlic in just water. I swear I live with a bunch of vampires. And I rather not try to 'make' it myself by buying garlic.
 

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Meenu said:
I just have to make sure I don't use that bottle to cook with.
 

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I am not sure I would use used tank water... I would use boiled cooled water and then let it sit...that way you know it is not going to go bad from the water.
 
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