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Old 12-23-2010, 07:08 PM   #1 
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API Tap Water Conditioner and Prime together?

Can API Tap Water Conditioner be used Prime? Also the API Tap Water Conditioner doesn't mention anything about overdosing... reason i'm asking is because bottle says 1ml per 20gallons.. my largest tank is 12 gallons...

Tap Water Conditioner + Prime ???

Possible to overdose? Harmful?
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Old 12-23-2010, 08:11 PM   #2 
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Personally, I would not mix water conditioners and just go with the Prime (2 drops per gallon is all you need).
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Well, I don't really want to mix conditioners.. but prime does not remove heavy metals. But at the same time, Prime removes ammonia and adds slime coat..

I live in NYC and thought our water was clean.... but i'm not so sure anymore..
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Old 12-23-2010, 08:40 PM   #4 
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Hmmmm - I thought Prime DOES remove heavy metals. Don't have my bottle handy, but will read it soon. :)

Per Drs. Foster & Smith site:


* Tap water conditioner removes chlorine and chloramine
* Detoxifies ammonia, nitrate, nitrite, and heavy metals
* Safely condition water without a pH drop or overactivating protein skimmers

http://www.fosterandsmithaquatics.co...57&pcatid=4057

(More info on the site.)
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Interesting..., You're right..there is a slight mention of heavy metals.. well i've been using prime all this time...but have been having problems with fish dying... ph, nitrite, nitrate, ammonia, and temp were optimal but still had problems... I'm gonna use the Tap water conditioner for a while to compare...

Thanks for the info
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Old 12-23-2010, 11:19 PM   #6 
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Also.. if my fish still die on me.. I know to look for another possible reason...
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