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Old 03-22-2013, 09:37 AM   #11 
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Prime and stress coat plus. I too would also like to hear what they heard about prime. Petco has since ruined and kordon for me by selling bad novaqua
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Old 03-22-2013, 09:48 AM   #12 
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Prime, betta prime and really like the betta water condidioner that contai s aloe like stress coat, BUT also has tea extract
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Old 03-22-2013, 10:28 AM   #13 
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I was using Tetra Aqua Betta Safe initially, and then about a month and a half ago I got some API Stresscoat when Murray jumped out of his dip cup during a water change. I was told it would help with any scale or fin damage from him landing on the carpet. I have no idea if it's better, but I've used it for my water changes/refills since then.
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Old 03-22-2013, 10:55 AM   #14 
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I use the cheap Top Fin stuff. My fish seem to be doing fine with it.
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Old 03-22-2013, 11:08 AM   #15 
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Many municipal water supplies now started to add Chlorimine to the water to stabilize the chlorine. This disinfectant is formed by mixing chlorine with ammonia. Chloramine is a less effective disinfectant than chlorine, but it is longer lasting and stays in the water system as it moves through the pipes that transport it to your home. Chloramine is often used alongside chlorine as a “secondary” disinfectant designed to remain in your water longer. API water conditioner is a basic product and does nothing to kill the Chloromine. API Stress Coat and Prime cost more but work. Not all water conditioners are created equal and many aquarists have been finding out the hard way. Leaving water to age is a good way to get rid of chlorine but does nothing to the chloromine. You can find out if your water supply has started to add this to the water. You can find out more info on Chloromine here. Ive even started not to drink my local tap water because its a very powerful dissinfectant that I would rather not have in my body.

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/ar...hloramine.aspx
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Old 03-22-2013, 11:21 AM   #16 
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I use betta safe but add stress coat +
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Old 03-25-2013, 02:28 PM   #17 
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Old 03-25-2013, 02:32 PM   #18 
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I use BettaSafe and then when there's a torn fin, I add a little Stresscoat.
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Old 03-25-2013, 02:36 PM   #19 
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Many municipal water supplies now started to add Chlorimine to the water to stabilize the chlorine. This disinfectant is formed by mixing chlorine with ammonia. Chloramine is a less effective disinfectant than chlorine, but it is longer lasting and stays in the water system as it moves through the pipes that transport it to your home. Chloramine is often used alongside chlorine as a “secondary” disinfectant designed to remain in your water longer. API water conditioner is a basic product and does nothing to kill the Chloromine. API Stress Coat and Prime cost more but work. Not all water conditioners are created equal and many aquarists have been finding out the hard way. Leaving water to age is a good way to get rid of chlorine but does nothing to the chloromine. You can find out if your water supply has started to add this to the water. You can find out more info on Chloromine here. Ive even started not to drink my local tap water because its a very powerful dissinfectant that I would rather not have in my body.

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/ar...hloramine.aspx
Very interesting! Thank you for this information! I started out using Betta Safe, and then recently (maybe two months ago?) started using the API Stresscoat. I will definitely continue using this and I will also be checking with my local utility company to see whether they add chloramine to the water supply. This concerns me for my dogs and cats as well.
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Old 03-25-2013, 02:45 PM   #20 
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I like Prime. I don't like stresscoat so much because I feel that unless there is some issue the fish doesn't need a "supplement" to it's natural slime coat. I've used Prime exclusively for about 8 years and never been disappointed.

I would also be interested in hearing if there have been known issues with it and what those issues were.

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