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Old 11-18-2016, 05:55 PM   #1
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Looking for new water conditioner

I'm looking for a water conditioner that does all the same things that Prime does. Are NovAqua Plus or Amquel+ good choices?
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Old 11-18-2016, 06:13 PM   #2
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Prime is the best
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Old 11-18-2016, 06:58 PM   #3
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Do you not like Prime?
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Old 11-18-2016, 07:03 PM   #4
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I think I read a comment by Autumnsky once that Amquel+ binds some minerals needed in the tank and can cause problems with long term use???
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Old 11-18-2016, 07:08 PM   #5
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Potluck: I don't like the smell of Prime
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Seachem makes a product called Safe. From what I understand, it is a more concentrated, dry version of Prime. Can't comment on the smell, though I would not think crystals would have any.
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Old 11-18-2016, 07:21 PM   #7
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Potluck: I don't like the smell of Prime
Neither do I but it's better safe than sorry, primes powder version called safe doesn't have stabilizer in it
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Just don't sniff it ? Once it's in the tank there shouldn't be a smell ?

Prime is the first choice of most experienced aquarists. Also costs less in the long run. Safe is über concentrated. A tiny bit goes a LONG WAY. Used for ponds and big tanks or for those with MTSyndrome.
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Old 11-18-2016, 11:53 PM   #9
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It does smell terrible for the three seconds between the bottle and the tank, but I'm willing to suck it up for those three seconds.
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I honestly wouldn't trust anything else, I have many things for my tank that smells but its for the well being of my fish and plants, and after put in the water the Smell goes away.

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Ferts for my plants
Melafix just in case
Even the food stinks not to mention the blood worms
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Melafix stinks for days!
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Yes it does Even in the water
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My ferts spilled on my hand last Sunday I smelled it for a day lol
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Just don't sniff it ? Once it's in the tank there shouldn't be a smell ?

Prime is the first choice of most experienced aquarists. Also costs less in the long run. Safe is über concentrated. A tiny bit goes a LONG WAY. Used for ponds and big tanks or for those with MTSyndrome.
Hah, agreed. Unfortunately there are some things that we have to deal with. OP, you could consider getting an N95 mask (maybe $2-3 from a local construction shop) if you really find the smell that repulsive.
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Shhhhhhshhhhh now, prime

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Hah, agreed. Unfortunately there are some things that we have to deal with. OP, you could consider getting an N95 mask (maybe $2-3 from a local construction shop) if you really find the smell that repulsive.
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