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Is it okay to use Wardley 3 in 1 Water Conditioner 6.5? It says,
"Wardley 3 in 1 Water Conditioner will buffer an aquariums pH, neutralize harmful ammonia and eliminate chlorine and chloramines - all in one treatment. Wardley 3 in 1 Water Conditioner instantly conditions tap water when setting up a new tank or when changing or adding water to the aquarium." I've been using it for about 3 months now. And they seem to do okay with it. But ever since I got my discus, 2 always have stress bars. The ph and everything seems fine. So I'm not sure if it is just how they are supposed to look. :icon_neut
 

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No. It's not ok. You are raising the TDS in the water when you use this crap. Take a few minutes and read the section of my Guide about water chemistry.
 

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Hello,

Is it okay to use Wardley 3 in 1 Water Conditioner 6.5? It says,
"Wardley 3 in 1 Water Conditioner will buffer an aquariums pH, neutralize harmful ammonia and eliminate chlorine and chloramines - all in one treatment. Wardley 3 in 1 Water Conditioner instantly conditions tap water when setting up a new tank or when changing or adding water to the aquarium." I've been using it for about 3 months now. And they seem to do okay with it. But ever since I got my discus, 2 always have stress bars. The ph and everything seems fine. So I'm not sure if it is just how they are supposed to look. :icon_neut
I wouldn't concern myself with the stress bars, they can be displayed for a multitude of reasons. The tank mates are? How many and what type discus in what size tank? Do whatever you can to keep the PH stable and TDS low. If you have discus, your first purchase should have been a TDS meter. IMO, prime is a better water conditioner.......DC
 

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I've never been too fond of the Wardley stuff. A good portion of their line seems to be gimmicks aimed at those who are relativiely new to fishkeeping or are looking for a "miracle" way to avoid normal routine maintenance. My discus are very healthy and well adjusted. I occasionally hand feed them and I can do all the internal maintenance with my entire arm in my tank and they will swim right up to me and even let me GENTLY "shoo" them out of the way. Now and then they still will show their panic/stress bars at times. It's all a matter of the fish's temperment.

It may be as simple as the 2 that are showing the bars are less dominant and are just falling into the pecking order of the tank. Are they eating regularly? Do they hold their fins clamped or erect? Do they show color along with the bars, or are they just a dull brown with darker bars?

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Why do you put in chemicals discus can live in any ph its not the ph thats you need to concern your self about its the nitrates and nitrites. did you do any research with them before you got them? And did you ask the pros before you got them? my discus are in a ph of 7.2-7-4. and from what I hear they need in the 6 something for spawning. And an R0 unit will bring it down after you age it fer like a week. Something like that I forget what they guy said.
 

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I did read all that I could about discus before I got them. But the place I bought them from said that they use a ph water conditioner. So I should stop using the Wardley 3 in 1? Like I said they seem to be doing good, there colors look good. And they eat alot. :) It's about to be a year since I got them.
 

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I did read all that I could about discus before I got them. But the place I bought them from said that they use a ph water conditioner. So I should stop using the Wardley 3 in 1? Like I said they seem to be doing good, there colors look good. And they eat alot. :) It's about to be a year since I got them.
If you have had them a year and they look good and eat well, I wouldn't do a thing different. What are you asking then if the fish are doing well?. You will get confusing enough information on forums when your discus are sick, if it ain't broke, don't [email protected]#k with it. If you didn't read to get a TDS meter, you didn't read enough......DC
 

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If you have had them a year and they look good and eat well, I wouldn't do a thing different. What are you asking then if the fish are doing well?. You will get confusing enough information on forums when your discus are sick, if it ain't broke, don't [email protected]#k with it. If you didn't read to get a TDS meter, you didn't read enough......DC
I was asking just to make sure that it's okay. Because like I said there are 2 discus that have balck bars and I don't know if it could be the 3 in1! You don't have to be rude! :mad:
 

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I was asking just to make sure that it's okay. Because like I said there are 2 discus that have balck bars and I don't know if it could be the 3 in1! You don't have to be rude! :mad:
I wasn't trying to be rude. I have killed at least a dozen very beautiful discus messing with the conditions they were in. If you have kept your discus alive and happy for a year DO NOT mess with their enviroment! I know no better way to say it, sorry if it was taken as being rude. There has been no worse feeling for me in this hobby than to have stupidly killed fish that were once swimming wild in the amazon.......DC
 
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