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Water conditioners

Post by sandym » Mon Jan 28, 2008 9:29 am

Has anybody ever tried Prodibio products? They claim from what I have read that you will have perfect water using their products.

Also, what brand of test kits do you think is the most accurate and easy to read?

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Post by Amphiprion » Mon Jan 28, 2008 9:17 pm

Well, there are the Hach and LaMotte kits, which are expensive. I opt for Elos, which are also pretty expensive, but are NIST certified, which makes me feel a little better about using them. At least they should be close to reading what they are supposed to.

I personally don't like the organic carbon-driven systems. They are too fragile and unstable, IMHO. Just like zeovit, they are prone to going "belly up" if the regimen isn't followed. Not to mention that nobody really knows everything that goes on when you use the stuff (or what is in it for that matter). Some people report (and display) incredible results, whereas others fail miserably and kill things. To me, it is too much of a gamble until they at least perfect it a bit more. I'd also like to know what is in it...
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Post by sandym » Tue Jan 29, 2008 8:08 am

Thanks. I will look into those test kits.

As for the Prodibio I agree. There never is a quick fix. I think I'll just keep doing what I've been doing. Water changes etc.

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Post by Amphiprion » Tue Jan 29, 2008 9:37 am

No secrets. Just good sense, good quality water, decent lighting and circulation. As far as good water is concerned, you are looking for low levels of nitrogen, phosphate, and dissolved organic compounds, while simultaneously having supersaturated levels of calcium and alkalinity ions and a high dissolved oxygen level. If you provide those, you'll be fine. YOu can accomplish this in a lot of ways, though.
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Post by sandym » Tue Jan 29, 2008 9:43 am

Thanks for the tips

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