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post #11 of 16 Old 08-06-2013, 09:36 PM
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"Tropical Water Conditioner will raise hardness by ~80ppm and salinity by ~130ppm, when used at the recommended dose rate. "

This concerns me. Can you get yoour hands on a conditioner more like Prime? This conditioner almost sounds more appropriate for African Cichlids and other such fish.. What fish are you keeping? I almost think they are using the word in a confusing way as "conditioner" ...it is conditioning water to be Hard water appropriate for only certain fish not like the normal conditioners that remove chlorine, chloramines and some that temp neutralize ammonia nitrite nitrates.

oopps. Read your last post. OK... I highly recommend an actual water conditioner and not a salt mix "conditioner"

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post #12 of 16 Old 08-06-2013, 09:41 PM
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Is there a lot of them in there?? Are they small??

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Is there a lot of them in there?? Are they small??
12 neons, 2 gouramis, 4 glass cats, 3 clown loaches, 3 peppered cats, 3 kuhli loaches and one sucker cat.

Apart from the gouramis and kuhli loaches, all are less than 3cm long. Still babies I think.
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"Tropical Water Conditioner will raise hardness by ~80ppm and salinity by ~130ppm, when used at the recommended dose rate. "

This concerns me. Can you get yoour hands on a conditioner more like Prime? This conditioner almost sounds more appropriate for African Cichlids and other such fish.. What fish are you keeping? I almost think they are using the word in a confusing way as "conditioner" ...it is conditioning water to be Hard water appropriate for only certain fish not like the normal conditioners that remove chlorine, chloramines and some that temp neutralize ammonia nitrite nitrates.

oopps. Read your last post. OK... I highly recommend an actual water conditioner and not a salt mix "conditioner"
I did buy it to raise the hardness, since my tapwater is insanely soft. I'm not using a de-chlorinator, I'm letting the water sit so the chlorine dissipates naturally.
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I did buy it to raise the hardness, since my tapwater is insanely soft. I'm not using a de-chlorinator, I'm letting the water sit so the chlorine dissipates naturally.
I understand that. But I was just pointing out that this "conditioner" is why you are having trouble with your water. I hope your fish handle it well. Personally I wouldn't use that for those fish.
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I understand that. But I was just pointing out that this "conditioner" is why you are having trouble with your water. I hope your fish handle it well. Personally I wouldn't use that for those fish.
Will it be fine if I lower the dose, just to harden it up a little bit?
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