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post #1 of 11 Old 01-27-2009, 10:32 PM Thread Starter
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Rotten Egg Smell...FROM MY STRESS COAT BOTTLE???

I just popeed open my gallon sized jug of Stress Coat and was struck by a toxic rotten egg smell! I know that rotten egg smells generally are NOT good so I am going to toss the rest of the product. I opened another jug and it smells fine.

ANY IDEAS???

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post #2 of 11 Old 01-28-2009, 06:57 AM
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I buy stress coat by the gallon as well. I have not opened any smelly ones yet. Dont know what it could be, but I would be afraid to use it too!
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post #3 of 11 Old 01-28-2009, 07:23 AM
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Maybe something got in it and rotted?

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post #4 of 11 Old 01-28-2009, 07:31 AM
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If the smell is very different from normal I wouldn't use it. Not that anything I put in the tank smells truly wonderful but my bottle of prime doesn't knock me on my butt with a rancid smell.

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post #5 of 11 Old 01-28-2009, 07:26 PM
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Hmm I dunno, Prime is pretty rank. It's got some sulfur salts in it that do all of the magic, so it ends up being a bit stinky. Not knock-you-on-your-butt stinky, but not pleasant. I'm not sure what the active ingredients in StressCoat are, but if it's something similar I wouldn't be surprised.

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post #6 of 11 Old 01-28-2009, 07:29 PM
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My stess coat does not realy have any odor to it. I stuck my nose in the jug to see. Was this a new bottle? Did it have the saftey seal on it?
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post #7 of 11 Old 01-29-2009, 07:06 AM
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Yeah, Prime's not that great, but I don't think stress coat really smells much at all. If you're used to no smell then get something really foul in the next bottle I wouldn't use it personally.

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post #8 of 11 Old 01-29-2009, 07:59 AM
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I Love the smell of Prime in the morning!8) Sometimes wish Icould shrink myself down and go swimming with my fishes.

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post #9 of 11 Old 01-29-2009, 01:49 PM
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Must be a mix of something with the stress coat
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post #10 of 11 Old 01-29-2009, 02:14 PM
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I Love the smell of Prime in the morning!8) Sometimes wish Icould shrink myself down and go swimming with my fishes.
Classic movie quote with a twist. Nice!
I'll cop to the fact that I don't mind the smell of Prime at all. For some reason when I do my water chage I twist off the cap, take a quick whiff, and proceed with my water change. I have no idea why I do this as Prime has such a distinctive, unpleasant smell.

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