Chemicals Needed For Water Change?

Discussion in 'Water Conditioners, Additives and Supplements' started by reds, Jul 10, 2015.

  1. r

    reds Valued Member Member

    I'm going to be doing a water change today, and I'm wondering what chemicals I need to buy in order to make the tank healthy and safe for my fish?

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  2. Aquarist

    Aquarist Fishlore Legend Member

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    reds Valued Member Member

    Do I need something to eliminate amonia and nitrate to? Or just water conditioner for chlorine and chloramines?

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  4. Aquarist

    Aquarist Fishlore Legend Member

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    reds Valued Member Member

    My local lfs store which is the only one in my area, have a wide selection of fish and other supplies for fish, but for some reason they only carry fluval products for chemicals.

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  6. Coradee

    Coradee Moderator Moderator Member

    You could order Prime online, until you can get it I've used the Fluval Aqua Plus water conditioner in the past & although it's not as economical as Prime it does the job ok
     
  7. Gena

    Gena Well Known Member Member

    Chemicals

    I recommend Amazon


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  8. Anders247

    Anders247 Fishlore Legend Member

    Prime is the best water conditioner according to people on here.
     
  9. tyguy7760

    tyguy7760 Fishlore VIP Member

    I personally use API Stress Coat. Nothing against prime as I've never used it but I add Stress Coat for each water change and anytime I add new fish. It's marketed to make tap water safe and reduce stress in newly added fish. I've had good results.
     
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    reds Valued Member Member

    Tnx everyone for the great advice.

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  11. BornThisWayBettas

    BornThisWayBettas Fishlore VIP Member

  12. Tolak

    Tolak Well Known Member Member

    As well as every other site I can think of, and I'm on many. The only time I've ever seen an issue with Prime was with a friend who had an allergy to sulfa drugs. The hydromethane sulfinate in Prime gave him the same sort of rash as sulfa based antibiotics did many years before, it took him months to figure it out.
     
  13. OP
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    reds Valued Member Member

    Thanks everyone for the info. I found a pet store that carries prime, at a really good price.

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  14. BornThisWayBettas

    BornThisWayBettas Fishlore VIP Member

    That's great! :D
     
  15. Anders247

    Anders247 Fishlore Legend Member

    That's great! (lol echo)
     




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