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.
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?
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.
Prime detoxifies ammonia. StressCoat does not. Some people say Stresscoat is good for finrot (Salt is bad news). My stock has never had that, but I have a small bottle anyway. I'[m leery of anything that says it promotes slimecoat. I have Prime in a 100mL (3.4oz) bottle which I decant into an empty test kit bottle so I can easily dose 2 drops/gal.
So what is your opinion on Prime vs. Stresscoat+? Do you think it really makes a difference to the health of the fish? I just switched my betta over to stresscoat and I really don't know how I feel....I just switched because the bottle and dosage is more realistic for a 2.5g tank. The smallest bottle of prime would last me longer than the life of the fish, possibly double that, and I don't prefer that...