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Christina Lea
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Username: lilfishy

Post Number: 3
Registered: 03-2006
Posted on Saturday, April 08, 2006 - 07:30 pm:       

I have been reading on the internet and have asked people from pet stores but I still am not sure what conditioner I should use for water changes. Which is better Stress Coat or Tetra AguaSafe. I started by using Stress Coat recamended by a worker at a fish store, but then stoped when someone at a different pet store said that it was bad and told me to use aguasafe. What I know is that AguaSafe kells ammonia and Stress coat protects the fish and helps them heal. What do you all think is better? I have a 20 gallon tank with 10 fish, and a 2.5 gal with 1 betta. Both have filter.
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Gopi
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Username: gopi

Post Number: 1835
Registered: 01-2004


Posted on Saturday, April 08, 2006 - 07:41 pm:       

You don't need the "extra stuff" in Stress Coat. It isn't "bad" it just has a lot of things that are unnecessary.

All you need is something to neutralize chlorine and perhaps heavy metals. AquaSafe doesn't "kill" ammonia. Ammonia isn't alive, it's a compound. AquaSafe will neutralize the ammonia so it won't kill your fish. (In a cycled tank, you have bacteria that uses ammonia as food, so small amount of ammonia in your tap water is not a problem)

Pretty much, it's up to you whichever you want to buy and can afford. There are also other dechlorinators out there that you could also use. But ultimately, its your decision where you want the money to go. I would pick the product that has the basics and not the products that have extras which aren't likely to work anyway...just marketing gimmicks.
There! You have a bigger tank! Will you stop plotting my death now??
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