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Conversation Between Hallyx and finnfinnfriend
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  1. Hallyx
    09-23-2013 07:17 AM - permalink
    Whoa...what's up with that? You already did a small-tank cycle successfully. What are you not doing, or doing wrong this time?
  2. finnfinnfriend
    09-21-2013 12:56 PM - permalink
    Oh sorry your page wasn't working. I thought you started to find me annoying lol. Glad you are better. My cycle is just a huge headache and I want to throw my test kit out the window.
  3. Hallyx
    09-21-2013 09:35 AM - permalink
    Better, Kate. They finally fixed my homepage, so that it's not just vertical lines of letters. I've been avoiding it. How're you? What's with your new cycle?
  4. finnfinnfriend
    09-15-2013 05:13 PM - permalink
    How are you doing today, Hallyx?
  5. finnfinnfriend
    09-15-2013 01:49 AM - permalink
    I see. I love my mini in my 2.5g. Perfect size IMO.
  6. Hallyx
    09-15-2013 01:25 AM - permalink
    It's weighted so it won't tip or float. The foam is just the right density for a bacteria colony.
    It can use an airstone which increases the flow without increasing the splashing. It's only a buck or two more than the cheapos.
  7. finnfinnfriend
    09-15-2013 12:05 AM - permalink
    So....What is it that makes the ATI hydro sponge filter superior to other sponge filters?
  8. finnfinnfriend
    09-14-2013 09:07 PM - permalink
    Well I am established, so I suppose the stresscoat I bought will be fine for now, however, I couldn't use it during a cycle with a clear conscience /: I may be switching back to prime when I run out of stresscoat. Amquel plus doesn't detox heavy metals /:.

    I have heard that some slime coat things do burn the fish to "promote" slime coat production....Pretty morbid if you ask me....

    I did the math and at 4 drops a week, the 50ml bottle would last just shy of 5 years...Would it stay fresh that long?
  9. Hallyx
    09-14-2013 06:27 PM - permalink
    It doesn't matter in an established, cycled tank. But for uncycled or, especially, at the beginning of the cycle it's quite important.

    Don't remember having read that. Most use an irritant to promote slimecoat. I don't think Seachem does that in this product.

    Prime is so often recommended here because it's ammonia detoxifier most easy to come by. If you must be a contrarian, you can use Amquel-Plus.
  10. finnfinnfriend
    09-14-2013 09:56 AM - permalink
    I believe Prime claimes to promote slime coat as well. I know stresscoat does not detox ammonia, but I don't know if that matters or not...To be honest, I also don't like the sort of monopoly seachem is running with that conditioner...but I am just one of those anti-mainstream types.

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