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post #11 of 13 Old 12-05-2006, 10:43 PM
The employee was correct, but he was also not aware what happens with the ammonia byproduct with Stress Coat.I had also thought the same before, but after some research, I realise Prime is a better choice. I've used Stress Coat for majority of my years in the hobby and just started using Prime.

StressCoat bonds/nuetralizes with the chlorine and chloramine. Unfortunately, one of the byproducts is ammonia (Chlorine + Ammonia = Chloramine).

Prime does the same, but also bonds/neutralizes ammonia.

Both are supposed to help promote the slime coat in fish.

With Prime, a small dosage can handle allot of water.

What most people do is add the dechlorinator in the tank before adding the water. I do this on my 125 gallon tank. On my 20 gallon longs (Zebra and RCS tank), I use aged water, which has already been dechlored and treated. Since they are smaller tanks, small water changes can effect the inhabitants in the tank. So I make sure the water is already treated and heated.
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Maybe "eliminates" was too harsh of a word, "neutralizes" suits its function more accurately. Thanks for pointing that out.
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post #13 of 13 Old 12-05-2006, 10:58 PM
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your posts are sort of confusing to me. not the technical part but what products are you talking about. are you saying that the tetra aqua safe is not a good idea cause it doesnt REMOVE the clorine and cloramine? or are you saying the tap water conditioner by api? im just confused as to which product you are refering to.
I am referring to all products.

Please refer to Ce's post concerning specific products.

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