who use api stress coat plus? cause im really confused about the measurements. its says 10ml for every 10 gallons us or 5ml to remove chlorine and chloramines. which one i use ? and how much for pwc ? i usually change 10 liters every week in my 12 gollon (45 liters)so how much do i use
ps im not from u.s so the gollons are diffrent?
Stress coat has two main functions.
1) It dechlorinates your water (and lock-up/chelates harmful heavy metals) so it is safe for your fish to live in.
2) Stress coat replenishes your fish's protective "slime coat" to reduce the effect of stess on you fish....hence the brand name "stress coat". Most products containing Aloe Vera will do this.
Because you are using stress coat to dechlorinate, then follow the dose rate for that function. Also since you are using Melafix at the same time (if i remember correctly this has Alo Vera in it) using stresscoat to heal your fish is not necessary.
I'm sorry that I don't have a bottle of any of these products in front of me atm to give you precise advice, but follow the dose rate on the bottle and you can't go wrong.
im using stress coat plus just for dechlorinate water it has 2 choices or 10 ml per 10 us gollon for repair damaged skin etc and 5 ml per 10 us gallon to remove chlorine and chloramines but i only need a dose for 10 liters the part i change in the week but i cant figure it out
correct me if im wrong im going for the 5ml 10 gallons is 38 liters u.s divided buy 2 is 19 liters so that is 2.5 half the 5ml 19 divided buy 2 is 9.5 so you use 1.25ml with 9.5 liters hope i have the right sum i dont want to harm them
I hope Mrs Russel, my math teacher isn't watching... , but here goes;
1st lets round 38 litres up to 40, this makes things VERY easy.
since you chsnge 10 litres and 10 is 1/4 of 40 litres, it will come out like this.
5ml/4 = 1.25.
Your math is spot on (I notice that you rounded-up too...just a bit later than I did... )
All the same stress coat is a very safe product and over doasing is not an issue so if you dose your 10 litre water change at 2ml or even 3ml, there won't be a problem.
hahaha yipee still good at maths im good at something at least not just making mistakes
so i can use 2ml/3ml with 10 liters much better then 1.25 god know to see the line on the measurement cup would be a problem lol to small
another problem solved thanks to you
just to add i love sc+ it works great and it works even better when used with stress zyme. they colaberate and work twice as hard. although the method of its slime coat regeneration is kind of mean(it stresses the fish so that it replenishes its own slime coat so i wouldnt use it for a sick fish or with new fish) but its pros outweigh its cons.
When mjrkiller writes sc+, he means Stress Coat+ and not Southern Creature+...it works great!!!!
lol ok thats what i thought
Our gallons are from the 'land of the free and the home of the brave'. So they are stronger, more intelligent and better-looking than 'foreign' gallons, many of which are manufactured by prison labor....
OK, US gallon = 4 liters. Others are (I think 3.8)
hahaha good one
hey thanks so much that really helped. im using 1.25ml for 10 liters (api stress coat) with foreign gallon. well i dont thing it will do any harm if im using a bit more ( well i hope not)
My aquariums have been using Stress Coat for years and have never suffered an overdose. However, I would not drink the stuff even if it was made in the land of the timid and delusional.
yeah ive never overdosed SC i think its impossible (well you never know with some people today).
I use stress coat and zyme when i do water changes. Im confused, do I add them to dose the whole tank or just the new water I am putting back in? I change 15% of the water once a week, is that too much? Right now my smaller fish are at the top gasping. I feel I have lots of air stones and 2 big filters. I just dont know what to do. I am at my wits end. Please help me. my email is <email> , im rob
Everytime I see them gasping I wanna scream. I check the water levels, etc. Please help
Hey Rob, what temperature do you have the tank set at?
Changing 15% of the water per week is perfect and you should be dosing the new replacement water, rather than the tank itself.
Hey everyone so ive done the math for this cuz i have my betta in a 2.5 gal tank and i only do 1 litre (roughly 10%) water changes twice a week; so i wanted my measurement to be presice to the litre....well almost lol.
So these are the measurement for API Stress Coat Plus NORMAL dose, as the instructions say double dose if you really have to:
5.000mL = 1tsp for 10gal(38L)
2.500mL = 1/2tsp for 5gal(19L)
1.250mL = 1/4tsp for 2.5gal(9.5L)
0.620mL = 1/8tsp for 1.25gal(4.75L)
0.313mL = 1/16tsp for .062gal(2.4L)
0.156mL = 1/32tsp for .313gal(1.2L)
So there ya go if you can get your hands on some measureing spoons(ussually at the grocery/dollar store) then you can put 1/32tsp(or 2-3 drops) for roughly every litre of water and you wont be double dosing or anyhing.
So how much stress coat does one add when just adding new fish and not adding any new water (so no water needs treating only adding new fish)
You really don't need to add any at all but adding 1/4 to 1/2 the recommended dose will be enough.
I really like using stress coat just for the ease of measurement.
My water change of 25% is 10L of water and it says on the bottle add 20 drops per 10L. Couldn't be easier and my fish are very happy.
My queries are these:
1) how long does it take for the Stress Coat to clean the water? So how long b4 I can put him back into his home? Also, since I don't have a measuring spoon set, I took a small spoon-like an iced tea spoon but a tad bigger, and I put about 1/2 of that into the 3 gallon tank. Should I dump it and start over?
I used the larger side of the SC cap and put in 6 for my 55 gal tank... did I over does? and if so should I do a water change right now? only one Betta fish and three snales in that tank...