Seachem KanaPlex

Sarah86
  • #1
Hi, just a quick question please. I have bought some Seachem Stress Guard & KanaPlex online. They have been delivered today but I’m not happy with the condition of them... the Stress Guard seal on the inside has broken & it’s leaking out. Also the KanaPlex looks around a third full with powder & there’s no internal seal at all.
So I know the SG isn’t right & I’m going to email the company for a replacement. I was just wondering if this is normal for KanaPlex? I’ve never bought it before so not sure if it should be sealed or not?
Fortunately I don’t need to use either of them at the moment & I’ve just bought them to put into my emergency store!
Thanks in advance
Sarah x
 

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JenC
  • #2
The Kanaplex tubes I've received have been mostly empty, so I think that's normal. There's no inner seal as the stick/spoon juts down into the tube. (Such an odd way they package it!)
 

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Sarah86
  • Thread Starter
  • #3
That’s great thank you! Just wanted reassurance that it hadn’t been tampered with. Yeh it is a bit odd considering a lot of their other products are foil sealed. Just need to complain about the SG then...
 
AvalancheDave
  • #4
StressGuard has glutaraldehyde in it and is the last thing you want to put in your tank.
 
Sarah86
  • Thread Starter
  • #5
StressGuard has glutaraldehyde in it and is the last thing you want to put in your tank.

Sorry can you explain why this is the case? I have been advised to use StressGuard many times by experienced aquarists
 
AvalancheDave
  • #6
Sorry can you explain why this is the case? I have been advised to use StressGuard many times by experienced aquarists

Glutaraldehyde has been used as a fish poison, caused deaths, fin rot, dropsy, red gills, etc.

It's the last thing fish that are "stressed out" need.
 
Sarah86
  • Thread Starter
  • #7
Glutaraldehyde has been used as a fish poison, caused deaths, fin rot, dropsy, red gills, etc.

It's the last thing fish that are "stressed out" need.
That's pretty scary... how come Seachem get away with selling these products then?! I always thought they were a reputable company!
 
AvalancheDave
  • #8
That's pretty scary... how come Seachem get away with selling these products then?! I always thought they were a reputable company!

Fish die and often people don't put two and two together. Though there are people who have noted that "random" deaths, red gills, and dropsy corresponded with use of Excel.

Seachem's reputation is a product of their marketing. Their products are good because they say they are and people parrot their marketing.
 

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