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Old 09-12-2013, 10:23 AM   #1
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water change

When doing a water test what treatments do you add to the water? Is adding API stress coat and API stress zyme enough?
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Old 09-12-2013, 12:31 PM   #2
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All I've added to my tap water during water changes is prime during the last 9 months since re-entering the hobby. No water quality issues at all. Only deaths were from a feisty firemouth and bad stock from LFS.
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Old 09-12-2013, 12:42 PM   #3
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You only need to add Tap water conditioner (de-chlorinator) if your water parameters are good and it's just a regular weekly change. Less solutions the better unless absolutely necessary.
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Agreed with the dechlorinator. The stress zyme is unnecessary to add though.
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I agree with the above. Stress coat is a good dechlorinator but stress Zyme is definitely not needed. Personally, add as few chemicals to the tank as possible.
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Old 09-12-2013, 03:35 PM   #6
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Hello dean...

Just add the treatment that removes chlorine and chloramine. Nothing else is needed. Seachem's "Safe" is about the best water treatment on the market.

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