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love_my_fish 01-13-2007 05:40 AM

Tap Water Conditioners
Just curious what you all are using to treat your tap water, and what you think about them.

Are they all the same? Currently I use a dechlorinator by wardley called Chlor-Out. Its very cheap but does not claim to remove nitrites/ammonia (however, my tap doesn't have nitrites/ammonia -- right?). How important is it to use a conditioner that "stimulates the slime coat" of fish? What is the best conditioner for a planted tank?

flatcam1 01-13-2007 05:43 AM

i use aquaplus.
it seems to have worked LOL :lol:

Derek-M 01-13-2007 06:43 AM

I also use aquaplus by Hagen as my favoured conditioner.

hayvennsfish 01-13-2007 12:12 PM

I Use
Prime by Seachem .... my tapwater has ammonia in it (.25) right out of the tap and a 6.2 ph. I would never have thought that my tapwater had traceable ammonia ... but low and behold, it does. I'd recommend having tap water tested, just so you know what your "base" is.

joeshmoe 01-13-2007 01:11 PM

i use proaquatics it allso has stress coat in it

tophat665 01-13-2007 02:15 PM

I use a double dose of NovAqua Plus and a Double Dose of AmQuel plus. I am told that in my area you cannot possibly use too much water conditioner, between the chlorine, the cholramine, the sulfur, ammonia, copper, nitrates, and assorted plausibly deniable byproducts of officially non-existant goverment projects. That combination gives me water that my fish really seem to like. The NovAqua takes care of the dissolved organics, the Amquel takes care of the metals and sulfur, and the two of them take the halides out.

Amphitrite 01-13-2007 03:14 PM

I used to use Tetra Aquasafe, but have since found that API Stress Coat is much better value.

musho3210 01-13-2007 03:23 PM

i use prime

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