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12-09-2013, 05:47 AM #1
What The Shell Is This?
Picked it up from my LPS for a buck. Before I try it I want to k ow has anyone heard or used thing before?
12-09-2013, 09:29 AM #2
I wouldn't put that anywhere near my tanks to be honest. I doubt any product could be so amazing for $1. Also I disregard anything that uses the fish per gallon ratio. This kinda product is aimed at new fishkeepers who perhaps don't entirely understand their tank yet. If you do have cloudy water or any issues you are better to ask on the forum, we can help without the need of purchasing something like that
Use it as decor in your bathroom. Thats about all it is useful for. :PMy therapist says I need a bigger tank . . . . .
12-09-2013, 04:43 PM #3
Lol bathroom decor :D that's why I asked before I attempted to use it.
12-09-2013, 05:31 PM #4
"Conditions water making it sweet and pure." What!? "Fish have more sex vigor." Must be the artificial sweetener in it huh? lol Last time I checked, no fish/ inverts/ crustaceans like their water to be sweet.
That thing does a little of bit everything huh? lol What a crock. Unfortunately, there are probably many people who have used this and never had the insight of AC members to "clarify," if you will.><((((º> ><((((º> ><((((º> ><((((º>
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12-09-2013, 06:26 PM #5
Googling brought up this in one product description:
Originally Posted by http://www.petmountain.com/product/aquarium-water-conditioners/11442-505234/wonder-shell.html and also Amazon Description
While its description is definitely written by a marketing person, I would say it probably does reduce trace amounts of Chlorine and increase calcium.
When in doubt, google the product name and add ingredients to the search.
It looks like it does "work" but is not very cost effective or a "magic pill" like its marketed or people sometimes hope for.
Last edited by Trillianne; 12-09-2013 at 06:31 PM.
12-10-2013, 02:01 AM #6
To be honest, this is the funniest thing I ever come across in the hobby. This looks like it belongs on an infomercial.
12-10-2013, 03:19 AM #7
some things it claims are true, others are downright funny. I think it contains
mostly calcium in some form, so the bits about increasing minerals and stronger snails could work, and if it contains sodium thiosulfate the dechlor
part could be true too. as for the fish libido thing and the making water "sweet and pure"...
...well, maybe not.
04-18-2014, 05:18 PM #8
Lol that's what I thought.
04-18-2014, 06:09 PM #9
I've actually read fish forum/articles online that touted this product for its trace element and calcium boosting properties. Supposedly good for shelled invertabrates and tanks using 0 tds water - over the long haul of using ultra filtered water, your tank could become depleted of elements required for good health of inverts and fish.
Having said that, the advertising on the product - oy, veh.
I wouldn't be too shy to use it, I've never read anything anywhere stating it had detrimental effects on a tank or its inhabitants.20gal long planted community
04-19-2014, 02:42 AM #10
after reading the back of package all I can say. "you can get the second one for free plus 19.95 for shipping" lol