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Old 05-08-2012, 10:15 PM   #1 
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Are slime coat enhancers necessary?

Or is this a good tap water treatment?

http://www.petsmart.com/product/inde...mdn=Water+Care
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Old 05-08-2012, 10:24 PM   #2 
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I would suggest seachem prime .. 2 drops per gallon will last u a lot longer for the same sized bottle vs. topfin
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Old 05-08-2012, 10:26 PM   #3 
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Seachem Prime and Stresscoat+ are my two favourites. I have both. I use Seachem for regular tank maintenance and Stresscoat+ for hospital tanks because it contains aloe. I'm not sure if it does anything or not, but my fish recover fairly rapidly from external diseases.
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Old 05-08-2012, 10:26 PM   #4 
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I would suggest seachem prime .. 2 drops per gallon will last u a lot longer for the same sized bottle vs. topfin
But the topfin says 2 drops per gallon too....

But anyway I just want to know if slime coat is necessary in a tap water conditioner
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Old 05-08-2012, 10:29 PM   #5 
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The seachem prime doesn't say it detoxifies heavy metals...
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I hear many good things about Seachem. I'm switching over to it when I run out of my current conditioner. As far as slime coat, it's not something I look for in a conditioner typically. My biggest concern is that the conditioner I use properly detoxifies the water and doesn't give a false positive on my ammonia tests. And Seachem Prime does just that.
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I hear many good things about Seachem. I'm switching over to it when I run out of my current conditioner. As far as slime coat, it's not something I look for in a conditioner typically. My biggest concern is that the conditioner I use properly detoxifies the water and doesn't give a false positive on my ammonia tests. And Seachem Prime does just that.
So slime coat is not necessary?
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Old 05-08-2012, 10:36 PM   #8 
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If you are taking good care of your fish, it isn't needed. A healthy fish will produce enough of its own.

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Seachem Prime and Stresscoat+ are my two favourites. I have both. I use Seachem for regular tank maintenance and Stresscoat+ for hospital tanks because it contains aloe. I'm not sure if it does anything or not, but my fish recover fairly rapidly from external diseases.
If I get the seachem prime, can is that all I need to put in the tap water for it to be safe? and it's for every water change?
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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.
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