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  1. #1

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    Nice tank!  Looks good. - jeffs99dime   Here, this ones more suitable for your aquarium (closest I could get to a shell) - ScottishFish   

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    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?
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    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. :P
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  3. #3

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    Lol bathroom decor :D that's why I asked before I attempted to use it.

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    "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.

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    Googling brought up this in one product description:

    Quote Originally Posted by http://www.petmountain.com/product/aquarium-water-conditioners/11442-505234/wonder-shell.html and also Amazon Description
    Contains Calcium carbonate, sodium thiosulfate, and trace elements including magnesium sulfate.
    I believe the Sodium Thiosulfate is the dechlor/dechloramine part of it. The Calcium Carbonate would provide more calcium in the tank and also is generally cited as a PH raiser.

    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 07:31 PM.

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    To be honest, this is the funniest thing I ever come across in the hobby. This looks like it belongs on an infomercial.

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    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.

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    Lol that's what I thought.

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    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.
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    after reading the back of package all I can say. "you can get the second one for free plus 19.95 for shipping" lol

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