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which water conditioner?? so much choice

Hi All,

First post so be gentle..

I am planning to set up a planted Discus tank (50 gallons) in the living room. It has been a few years since I last kept these fish so I have been looking up on the new range of water treatments on the market.

I am getting a little dizzy reading up on everything and I would like to ask the forum's advice.

I dont want to breed, simply to keep a small number of nice fish to grow on in my "Amano" inspired tank.

Can The forum recommend a brand of water conditioner (chlorine remover etc) and a brand of liquid plant fertilliser which is good for planted tanks with Discus?

I am based in the UK so I would need UK brands.

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As for a chlorine/chloramine remover, I compare the $/gallons treated - same as you would do at the grocery store. As long as the product removes the right thing (chlorine and chloramine are two different chemicals used to disinfect water), it is only a matter of how dilute the solution in the bottle. In my part of the US, Prime seems to be the most economical - 1 capful (5ml) treats up to 50 US gallons. The cost is not much more than the same size bottle of the competitors, but the competitors require more volume per 50 gallons - so it has a higher cost per dose.

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Liquid ferts are money wasters. You are paying for a large amount of water. Take a few minutes and read my Guide.
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Hi All,

First post so be gentle..

I am planning to set up a planted Discus tank (50 gallons) in the living room. It has been a few years since I last kept these fish so I have been looking up on the new range of water treatments on the market.

I am getting a little dizzy reading up on everything and I would like to ask the forum's advice.

I dont want to breed, simply to keep a small number of nice fish to grow on in my "Amano" inspired tank.

Can The forum recommend a brand of water conditioner (chlorine remover etc) and a brand of liquid plant fertilliser which is good for planted tanks with Discus?

I am based in the UK so I would need UK brands.

Chris
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dechlor.chrloamines.....I use and prefer PRIME
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Liquid ferts are money wasters. You are paying for a large amount of water. Take a few minutes and read my Guide.
Rex, your own guide is just what I'm looking for....top man.


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Dry ferts Aquarium Plants, Aquatic Plants, Planted Aquariums, and Aquarium Plant Fertilizer

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dechlor.chrloamines.....I use and prefer PRIME
Caught your website image gallery...nice apartment man...
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Dechlor/conditioner- most any will work the same.
Some also neturalize ammonia and nitrites/nitrates. And can be used in emergancy situations.

Personally I prefer Kordons Amquel + or Seachems Prime. they are a little more expensive but IMO better then the others.


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