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Old 03-27-2013, 05:29 PM   #1 
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What are some good chemicals to use?

I'd like to know what you guys use when doing water changes as far as cheicals go. I don't need anything for chlorine, my water doesn't have any, but what's good for preventing diseases and impurities. I especially would like to add something to promote their slime coat, and something else to ward off parasites or worms from frozen foods. Thanks in advance
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Old 03-27-2013, 05:33 PM   #2 
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Does your water have chloramines or heavy metals, though? - You'll need conditioner if your water has these chemicals.

There aren't any chemicals that prevent diseases, or at least that I could think of. Warm, clean water is the best preventative IMO. :) Stress Coat+ is a good slime coat strengthener.. To try and prevent parasites from frozen food, just wash the treat under tap water.
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Old 03-27-2013, 05:38 PM   #3 
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All municipal water in the developed world has some sort of additive and thus you will need a conditioner. What gives you the idea that there is no chlorine? Pellets should be your staple food and if you buy the right type and the right brand of frozen food and you store it properly you should have no problems. There is no chemical that prevents disease.
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Sorry, parasites or diseases are the wrong words, but I have heard that they can get ick from frozen food. I have well water. Well water= no chlorine.
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Erm, Ich is an external parasites. It seems unlikely that eating frozen foods will cause it. Internal parasites are possible, however.
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In that case I would be even more careful. Some well water is good, and some well water can cause serious problems. Ich is a parasite. Clean, warm water will prevent him from ever catching it.
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