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Old 10-31-2010, 07:36 PM   #1 
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Betta Water Conditioner

Hey guys, I was just looking around and I found this: http://www.petco.com/product/102425/...t=OnSiteSearch

I'm not sure if its any better to use this instead of any other water conditioner. I just wanted your opinion on this.

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Old 10-31-2010, 07:42 PM   #2 
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Really anything that says for "bettas" except maybe for food is just trying to get your money. Instead of buying such a small thing, I'd go with buying a big bottle of API water conditioner or Tetra water conditioner for like ten bucks and it does the same thing as that little thing, possibly even better.
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Old 10-31-2010, 07:45 PM   #3 
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IMO-better products on the market that are better priced and do more for what you get...like Seachem Prime.......you want a dechlorinator that covers: chlorine, chloramine, heavy metal........
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Old 10-31-2010, 07:50 PM   #4 
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The only conditioner I use is Seachem Prime. It is the only thing I will ever use, IMO the best on the market. A very small amount goes along way (roughly 2 drops per gallon). Even with 10+ tanks ranging from 1-10 gallons a 250ml bottle still lasts me months.

I would stay away from anything marketed solely for bettas. Generally you are paying more for a watered down version of a better product. I also wouldn't buy anything where they misspell the name of the species the product is geared towards LOL..

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  • 2.5 mL Betta Ultimate offers an easy-to-use dispenser and treats 16 ounces of water with just one drop
  • The product cannot be overdosed and residual product in the water will remove ammonia put there by your beta
  • Give your beta the best environment possible using Betta Ultimate's patented technology and ordinary tap water!
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Old 10-31-2010, 08:02 PM   #5 
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Okay thanks guys. :)

One more thing, could I use Seachem Stability to cycle my tank with my fish in it? If so, how would I do that?

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Old 10-31-2010, 08:28 PM   #6 
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I've heard good things about stability but I haven't used it personally. I would assume you would add a certain amount daily and test the water, doing water changes as you would if you were doing a fish in cycle without the stability.
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Old 10-31-2010, 08:42 PM   #7 
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Okay thanks
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Old 11-01-2010, 06:48 PM   #8 
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Okay thanks guys. :)

One more thing, could I use Seachem Stability to cycle my tank with my fish in it? If so, how would I do that?
There are a couple of reviews on the site & they are very positive - if that helps any. :)
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Old 11-01-2010, 08:04 PM   #9 
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I use Stress Coat, sometimes I add a little of another conditioner just to use it up since its from those sample packs that come in tanks kits.
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Old 11-02-2010, 02:26 AM   #10 
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I like Seachem's Prime. Its a lot more concentrated than other water conditioners, so you get more for your money. The 8.5 oz bottle I have treats 2500 gallons, compared to just the 500 gallons of tap water an 8.5 oz bottle of Tetra's AquaSafe treats.

I don't see the Hikari conditioner doing anything more than any other water conditioner. The little fish dropper/bottle is kind of cute, though.

I agree with other posts, too -- you do not need to buy water conditioner specifically made for bettas.
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