06-14-2011, 11:47 PM
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Originally Posted by AbbeysDad
As long as you have a bar of soap, you don't need shampoo.
If you have one meal a day, you don't need three.
The fact that a water conditioner that treats chlorine, chloromines, ammonia and heavy metals also contains a small amount of aloe to promote/enhance fish health is not a reason to discard it. The amount of aloe involved in no way clogs filter material. In a sense, the aloe is just an artificial slime that aged (bio-slime) water would contain on it's own...so by removing chloro's, ammonia and heavy metals, we're artificially aging the water slightly. Kinda makes good sense, doesn't it? Is it absolutely necessary?...well no. No additives are necessary if you have distilled, RO or rainwater or otherwise purified or untreated spring or well water. On the other hand, it doesn't hurt and provides additional assurances.
Aloe is a oil base product that has no place in my aquariums.The use of this product will clog filter material prematurely( my own expierience) (and could interfere with fishes respiration (my view) if used on consistent basis.Takes three times the amount of product to remove chlorine, chloramines ,ammonia, as PRIME .
Clean water will do more to promote fish health than any benefit derived from aloe and does not gum up filter material.