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Old 01-11-2021, 02:10 PM   #1
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Ques about API Tap Conditioner

Does anyone use this?
https://www.amazon.com/API-Tap-Water...0391926&sr=8-4

Can someone tell me why it has a gas smell to it?
I got it mid October and it expires in 2025. For the past few weeks it gives out a gas odor when I opened it. I have used it and it didn't harm the fish. But the smell of it turns me off. Should it be discarded? It didn't smell when it was first opened, and according to my size thank it requires only half a cap.

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I use the same stuff. Just smelled mine because you said too. It's a chemical so it will have a smell. You are fine.
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I use the same stuff. Just smelled mine because you said too. It's a chemical so it will have a smell. You are fine.
I'm gonna go smell mine now too! Lol!
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I'm gonna go smell mine now too! Lol!
Maybe Al Bundy socks?
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Maybe Al Bundy socks?
Haha! Ev1 wants to smell something stinky. Except my wife
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Haha! Ev1 wants to smell something stinky. Except my wife

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OK cool. Makes me hungry for skittles
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I just redid it. I got 11 in the tray. That's on the sunsun hw302 model
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I just redid it. I got 11 in the tray. That's on the sunsun hw302 model
Ah... I have the 303...
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Yeah, I have several of that model too, but I have 2 of the smaller ones. One on a 55, and this one i did today is the 3rd filter on my 100g African cichlid tank. It's pretty heavily stocked. When I took the trays out it already had poop in the water inside the can. For the money, imo, you just can't beat those filters. I put a new o ring on it for 8 bucks and it's working great again. As a matter of fact, that's the only one of mine I've ever issues with
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I use the same stuff. Just smelled mine because you said too. It's a chemical so it will have a smell. You are fine.
So you are getting that gas smell too? I was in the process of learning what to buy to condition the water, so I bought this too, but later was told by the person at the pet store that tap conditioner and quick start is essentially the same thing. So I'll stick with the quick start. Odd that the stress coat and quick start don't have that gas smell.
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I also thought it was going bad.
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Great example of why I like this site and hobby! Thanks for the laugh!
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Hi all new and just getting started

I set up a new 17 gallon fresh water tank, I mistakenly added 5ml of the API tap water conditioner to the tank.
Will putting in 5ml be to much?
I also added Tetra Safe Start.
Any thoughts?
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The safety data sheet for api water conditioner says not to smell the stuff or get it on your hands. It is somewhat hazardous.
I avoid using any chemical except medication when needed and some plant fertilizer.
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Think this was mentioned the other day. The gas smell is probably sulphur. It is this that complexes the ammonia.

Iím with Red. I donít use chemicals at all. Not even conditioner.
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