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marshallsea 08-24-2012 07:55 PM

Prime conditioner smell
 
As I was changing water today I noticed my Prime has a strong odor. Has anyone else smelled this or is something wrong with mine?

Byron 08-24-2012 08:09 PM

I don't use Prime, but I believe i have been told that it tends to smell something like sulphur.

marshallsea 08-24-2012 08:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Byron (Post 1212716)
I don't use Prime, but I believe i have been told that it tends to smell something like sulphur.

Yes that's it. Thank you. BTW, what do you use?

Byron 08-24-2012 08:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by marshallsea (Post 1212722)
Yes that's it. Thank you. BTW, what do you use?

The cheapest I can buy. I only have chlorine in my water, so I look for a conditioner that handles chlorine (which all of them do) and then get the least expensive. I did try Big Al's but it left the tanks slightly cloudy for one to two days, so I am now using Nutrafin. For years I used Kordon's but it is more expensive.

You need one that handles whatever is in your water.

thekoimaiden 08-24-2012 09:13 PM

Mine has that sulpher smell, too. It's normal. The main ingredient is a sulpher-based compound. If you look on the website, it says a sulpher smell is normal. Nothing to worry about except making the bathroom smell bad!

Romad 08-24-2012 09:39 PM

Yeah - Prime stinks to high heaven but it works pretty good :)

Sanguinefox 08-25-2012 09:27 PM

Going to agree with the others, it has a strong sulfurous smell.

marshallsea 08-25-2012 11:06 PM

Thank you all.

spkehl 08-26-2012 07:58 AM

I purchased some Seachem Safe. It is like a powder version of prime except it is super concentrated and a lot cheaper. The smell is 100X worse. I use 1/4 teaspoon per 50 gallons. I have over 750 gallons of aquariums.


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