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gilfish 01-27-2009 11:32 PM

Rotten Egg Smell...FROM MY STRESS COAT BOTTLE???
 
I just popeed open my gallon sized jug of Stress Coat and was struck by a toxic rotten egg smell! I know that rotten egg smells generally are NOT good so I am going to toss the rest of the product. I opened another jug and it smells fine.

ANY IDEAS??? :shock:

Twistersmom 01-28-2009 07:57 AM

I buy stress coat by the gallon as well. I have not opened any smelly ones yet. Dont know what it could be, but I would be afraid to use it too!

Kim 01-28-2009 08:23 AM

Maybe something got in it and rotted?

Tyyrlym 01-28-2009 08:31 AM

If the smell is very different from normal I wouldn't use it. Not that anything I put in the tank smells truly wonderful but my bottle of prime doesn't knock me on my butt with a rancid smell.

iamntbatman 01-28-2009 08:26 PM

Hmm I dunno, Prime is pretty rank. It's got some sulfur salts in it that do all of the magic, so it ends up being a bit stinky. Not knock-you-on-your-butt stinky, but not pleasant. I'm not sure what the active ingredients in StressCoat are, but if it's something similar I wouldn't be surprised.

Twistersmom 01-28-2009 08:29 PM

My stess coat does not realy have any odor to it. I stuck my nose in the jug to see. Was this a new bottle? Did it have the saftey seal on it?

Tyyrlym 01-29-2009 08:06 AM

Yeah, Prime's not that great, but I don't think stress coat really smells much at all. If you're used to no smell then get something really foul in the next bottle I wouldn't use it personally.

1077 01-29-2009 08:59 AM

I Love the smell of Prime in the morning!8) Sometimes wish Icould shrink myself down and go swimming with my fishes.

DavidZ 01-29-2009 02:49 PM

Must be a mix of something with the stress coat

aunt kymmie 01-29-2009 03:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 1077 (Post 167152)
I Love the smell of Prime in the morning!8) Sometimes wish Icould shrink myself down and go swimming with my fishes.

:lol: Classic movie quote with a twist. Nice!
I'll cop to the fact that I don't mind the smell of Prime at all. For some reason when I do my water chage I twist off the cap, take a quick whiff, and proceed with my water change. I have no idea why I do this as Prime has such a distinctive, unpleasant smell.


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