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Disappears within days, promotes algae growth, doesn't seem to help pets
on May 28, 2014
I've used one of these tablets in my 20 gallon tank every month for a little over two months now, and I had the tank for almost a year before starting to use them. Most of the reviewers here seem to be biased toward liking the product just because they used them right from the start with their tanks, so they don't have a "without tablet" experience to compare to. However, my two pet turtles do not seem visibly healthier or happier due to the addition to their tank. The tablets dissolved within a day or two each time, which I'm not sure is normal since they're supposed to last up to two months. My turtles bite the legs and heads off the cute shapes, as well.
By far the worst part of this product is that the decrease in bacteria in the tank promotes algae growth. I had an algae problem before using these tablets that was slight enough that the walls of the tank just had to be wiped down every month when I changed the water. Now that I've started using these water conditioners, I'm lucky if I can go 2-3 days before the sides of the tank are so overgrown that I can't even see my pets. And what's worse, once algae is allowed to start growing like this, it's very hard to prevent it from regrowing even after changing the tank water and stopping using the conditioner.
Would NOT recommend.