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Old 08-30-2003, 12:39 PM   #1
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Stresscoat making skimmer nuts

I just added a fish to my tank and put some Stresscoat in, which is causing my skimmer to foam excessively. What would you suggest?

I understand it's the aloe vera that causes it...I guess it's in Stresscoat to replicate lost slime due to stress.

Also, is there something I could use in the future to help fish acclimate without making skimmer go nuts?
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Old 08-30-2003, 01:40 PM   #2
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There are a few products available on the market that do not contain aloe. The one I prefer is Seachem's Prime. Others should hopefully chime in with their preferences as well.

You have a skimmer on your QT?

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Old 08-30-2003, 02:53 PM   #3
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No, it's a hang-on skimmer on my display tank...I don't have a quarantine tank.

After emptying the cup several times, it seems back to normal...hopefully if I leave the house I won't come home to a flood!
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Old 08-30-2003, 03:24 PM   #4
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I used Stress Coat until I bought a skimmer worth having, and then quickly stopped when I got the washing machine effect. Suds everywhere



I also have since gone to RO water and ditched the De-Chlorinators all together. Skimmer is fine now...
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Recycling an old thread......

I did a search on "Stress Coat" and found only a few threads (including this one) that had any info. I bought some when I was first getting all my supplies for my FOWLR aquarium ready 'cause it seemed like a good product. I wanted to put some in with my change out water but is it even worth it if I'm using DI? I don't have a skimmer set up yet so I won't have a bubbling problem. Will it benefit my Damsels at all?

Thanks in advance,
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I'm not using Damsels to cycle my tank, I'm using them 'cause they are hardy. We'll keep these for a while just to make sure we can keep stuff alive
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if you continue with the stress coat, my suggestion would be to just simply turn off the skimmer for an hour or two.
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