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Old 05-08-2012, 09:38 PM   #11 
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If you are taking good care of your fish, it isn't needed.
Oh okay, thank you :).

Can it be a bad thing though? Or is it fine for already healthy fish....
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It is fine for a healthy fish as well, it's kind of like putting on sunscreen before going outside.
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Old 05-08-2012, 09:40 PM   #13 
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@Finnfinnfriend: Yes, if you get seachem prime you must use it for EVERY water change. It should be fine on its own.
Oh yeah I know tap water conditioner is needed for every water change lol :P But what I meant is if it is safe to use that specific conditioner everytime. Im asking because I heard using stress coat every time could mess with the fish's gills.....
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Old 05-08-2012, 09:43 PM   #14 
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it doesn't say it right there, but after reading the description on the side, Prime states that "It will also detoxify any heavy metals found in tap water at typical concentration levels". i have both stress coat + and Prime, but only use my Prime. i've had this bottle almost a year, and i'm not even halfway done with it, and i have up to 13 tanks to treat with it, and one of them's a 10 gallon!
(just be warned, it stinks. Dx i regret opening it to check the levels! ew!)
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Old 05-08-2012, 09:44 PM   #15 
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It's not needed, but it does help new fish, sick fish, and injured fish - and like everyone said healthy fish can have it too :3
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Old 05-08-2012, 09:46 PM   #16 
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Yeah it's safe to use one specific conditioner everytime. I'm not sure where you heard that stresscoat+ messes with their gills but I can assure you, my fish are not affected by intermittent changing of conditioners vs using the same conditioner over and over.
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I only use Stress Coat in my fish room. Mainly because I cannot find Prime around here and I've never had an issue with it. I love all API products I own.
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Old 05-08-2012, 09:52 PM   #18 
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Yeah it's safe to use one specific conditioner everytime. I'm not sure where you heard that stresscoat+ messes with their gills but I can assure you, my fish are not affected by intermittent changing of conditioners vs using the same conditioner over and over.
I meant specifically prime everytime.....and yeah someone on this forum told me that using stress coat every time could mess with the gills, so I thought it was only for sick fish
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I have heard that using too much API Stress Coat can cause excess slime to form on the gills, but that is all I have heard. I used API Stress Coat for years before Prime was available in my area and saw no ill effects with it. I don't think the slime coat part of a water conditioner needs to be worried about as much as its ability to detox ammonia, chlorine, and chloritamines.
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I have heard that using too much API Stress Coat can cause excess slime to form on the gills, but that is all I have heard. I used API Stress Coat for years before Prime was available in my area and saw no ill effects with it. I don't think the slime coat part of a water conditioner needs to be worried about as much as its ability to detox ammonia, chlorine, and chloritamines.
Oh okay. Well I still want to switch water conditioners....Is the first link I posted a good water conditioner?

Is this one better? http://www.petsmart.com/product/inde...ductId=2752207
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