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Old 08-29-2011, 11:14 PM   #1 
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water conditioner vs betta water conditioner

What is the difference between a water conditioner and one specifically called betta water conditioner? Same brand.
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Old 08-29-2011, 11:43 PM   #2 
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I'm fairly certian there is no difference; its more of a marketing thing. The 'Betta Conditioner' just comes in a smaller container, playing into the unfortunate common practice of keeping bettas in small unheated bowls.
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Old 08-30-2011, 12:07 AM   #3 
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The difference is in the concentration of the chemical. Example: Betta Water Conditioner takes 5mL to treat 1 gallon of water. Regular Water Conditioner takes 5mL to treat 10 gallons of water. Pond Water Conditioner takes 5 mL to treat 50 gallons of water. Same chemicals, but the Betta Water Conditioner is diluted way, way down.
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Old 08-30-2011, 03:41 PM   #4 
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I don't think that you should use ether. Personally I use Amaquil and Novaqua, they smell but they work better than anything else.
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Old 08-30-2011, 03:57 PM   #5 
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The difference is in the concentration of the chemical. Example: Betta Water Conditioner takes 5mL to treat 1 gallon of water. Regular Water Conditioner takes 5mL to treat 10 gallons of water. Pond Water Conditioner takes 5 mL to treat 50 gallons of water. Same chemicals, but the Betta Water Conditioner is diluted way, way down.
Ahh, so it IS diluted. Interesting....I always suspected that, but I never got around to actually reading the backs of them(I just use regular Seachem Prime myself).
I always thought that it was either diluted, a marketing thing, or both....I suppose its both somewhat, since its diluted you need to by more more frequently xD
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Old 08-30-2011, 04:27 PM   #6 
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I used to use Water Ager when I first got my betta (water conditioner that removes nasties in the tap waters... they are sold in Kmart here), and switched to Betta water conditioner right before I posted first question on this forum because my betta was a rescue and very sick. So I think I'll just stick with water ager or some other water primer once I run out... because the betta water conditioner is twice more expensive...
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Old 08-30-2011, 10:07 PM   #7 
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Same, betta is just diluted. Personally I suggest Prime by Seachem it is super concentrated and has many feautures all others lack
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Old 08-30-2011, 10:17 PM   #8 
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+1 vote for Prime!
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Old 08-31-2011, 03:05 AM   #9 
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+2 for prime =)
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Old 08-31-2011, 04:40 PM   #10 
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1 vote for Stress Coat. Best water conditioner money can buy as it also adds stuff which reduces stress and helps prevent disease.
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