Prevent new pond arrivals from infecting inhabitants in your beautiful pond. Ruby Reef HydroPlexTM offers a safe, easy and effective method for disease control. Copper-free, broad spectrum aquarium pharmaceutical exerts effective control of parasites and microscopic organisms found in ornamental ponds including bacteria, ciliated protozoa, dinoflagellates, small platyhelminthes and annelids.
Use Ruby Reef HydroPlex as a dip regimen for cleansing new arrivals of unwanted parasites and bacteria for broad-spectrum protection against infectious disease. Ruby Reef HydroPlex does NOT contain copper, antibiotics, formaldehyde, malachite green or methylene blue.
What are the applications of HydroPlex?
- Dips, especially for new arrivals and diseased fish
- Hospital and quarantine tanks
- Koi and goldfish
- Ponds and aquaria*
*Not for use in reef tanks.
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Ruby Reef HydroPlex
Koi & Goldfish
HydroPlex promotes the rapid healing and recovery of Koi and goldfish suffering from external parasites, primary and secondary bacterial/fungal infections, and fin and tail rot. One commercial distributor in Massachusetts credits HydroPlex with saving the cash value of an especially diseased lot of Koi that did not respond to treatment with formalin, malachite green and/or antibiotics.
Outdoor goldfish and Koi ponds are chronically plagued by algal blooms and fish parasites. However, many parasite problems can be avoided if the parasites are not introduced with new fish. Therefore, immediately prior to adding new goldfish or Koi to a pond, they should be dipped in HydroPlex at 1.0 oz. /quart of pre-equilibrated water for 10 minutes. At the end of the 10-minute dip period, the fish can be transferred to the pond by netting or by pouring.
Hospital and Quarantine Tanks, Freshwater and Saltwater Aquaria, and Koi Ponds
Add 2 oz. (60ml) of HydroPlex per 5 gallons (20 liter) of water. Do not use carbon filtration or other chemical absorbents. Above dosage may be repeated after 24 hours, and every 48 hours thereafter for up 7 days. Do not apply more than three doses within a period or 72 hours. Turn off or isolate biological filter before adding HydroPlex to an established aquarium and at least one hour after. The HydroPlex water treatment is compatible with most antibiotics. NOT FOR USE IN REEF TANKS.
For hobby use only. Not for use with amphibians or cephalopods. Not for use in open system ponds or other system that are in direct contact with land or water. Not for human use or consumption. Not for use in production of human or animal consumables.
Full Strength HydroPlex
For rapid quenching of primary and secondary infections in open wounds, ulcers and sores.
The bioactive formulations in HydroPlex are found in a wide range of facial cosmetics and body lotions. They are also found in concentrations up to 1%-2% in over-the-counter healthcare aids such anti-bacterial soaps, shampoos and oral hygiene products, as well anti-fungal creams and ointments. HydroPlex thus affords predictable safety for transient contact. Consequently, HydroPlex can be applied locally at full strength, with a cotton swab or an eyedropper, to promote the rapid healing of ulcers, sores, wounds and other open lesions displaying signs of bacterial or fungal infections. However, gill tissues should never come in contact with full strength HydroPlex. The already excellent penetration of HydroPlex can be enhanced by mixing it 1:1 with hydrogen peroxide from a local drug store or supermarket immediately prior to application.
Frequently Asked Questions regarding Ruby Reef HydroPlex
What is HydroPlex?
HydroPlex is a scientifically developed copper free, antibiotic free, broad spectrum aquarium pharmaceutical that is effective for the control of parasites and microscopic organisms found in aquaria and ornamental ponds including bacteria, ciliated protozoa, dinoflagellates, copepods, small platyhelminthes and annelids. HydroPlex is especially effective, and strongly, recommended, in a dip regimen for cleansing new arrivals of unwanted parasites and bacteria, especially if a quarantine tank regimen is not practical. It is very effective for treating diseased fish via a dip regimen or in hospital tanks.
How does HydroPlex work?
HydroPlex integrates three scientifically proven levels of control. One level aggressively exploits a biochemical vulnerability common to molds, fungi, yeast and microalgae. A second level provides a broad-spectrum shield against infection by microbial organisms. The last level is extremely effective against bacteria, other microbes and small parasites that depend on aerobic respiration for energy.
HydroPlex employs a highly penetrative principle that acts irreversibly on the biochemical machinery responsible for extracting energy from molecular oxygen. Thus, even small exposures permanently deprive bacteria, ciliated protozoa, dinoflagellates, etc. of the energy required for motility, feeding and reproduction. Due to its excellent penetrative properties, HydroPlex offers the means for rapid control of microbes and parasites attached to or embedded in gill tissues, attending vasculature and surrounding structures.
What are the applications of HydroPlex?
- Dips, especially for New Arrivals and Diseased Fish
- Hospital and Quarantine Tanks
- Marine and Tropical Fish
- Koi and Goldfish
- New Ponds* and Aquaria
- Recycling Old Ponds* and Aquaria
*HydroPlex is intended for use with ornamental and other closed system ponds that do not discharge into the environment.
HydroPlex contains a unique blend of trade secret anti-microbial formulations available to the hobby industry exclusively through Ruby Reef. These formulations are widely used in over-the-counter health care products (e.g., in antibacterial and antifungal products) and in a broad range of cosmetics and beauty aids (e.g., as antimicrobial preservatives). In other words, they offer broad-spectrum protection against infectious disease, while being safe for human and animal exposure as well as for disposal down the drain.
The ability to blend these formulations in a single aqueous solution was made possible by the development of a biologically inert stabilizing system. Specifically, the HydroPlex stabilizing system allows the component ingredients comprising three formulations to be combined in one solution without any loss (e.g., due to chemical cross-reactions) in the range or effectiveness of any of the three antimicrobial activities. In fact, if stored away from bright light or direct sunlight, HydroPlex has a [predicted] shelf life of 5-10 years at room temperature.
HydroPlex DOES NOT CONTAIN copper, antibiotics, formaldehyde, malachite green or methylene blue.