Stress Defense M Instructions
The Continuum advantage.
Stress Defense•M is a non-acidic, reef safe, technologically advanced, premium quality, maximum strength slime coating product that will reduce ammonia toxicity and stress when transporting or handling fish. Stress Defense•M coats wounds and abrasions like a bandage and helps fish slough off bacteria and parasites. Stress Defense•M does not contain aloe vera or carboxymethylcellulose which can decay in an aquarium and lower the redox and water quality. Unlike most competing products, it can be safely used in reefs with live corals, as well as all forms of marine aquariums.
Use in Aquarium Keeping
Healthy aquariums depend on a well functioning biological (bacterial) filter. Continuum recommends that you use BacterGen•M, BacterGen•MD or BacterClean•M simultaneously with the Stress Defense•M to establish a properly working bacteria filter and maintain it. This will keep deadly ammonia and nitrite from weakening the fishes immune system and contribute to their overall health and hardiness, making recovery faster and more complete. Many filter systems are undersized. To quickly increase filtration in any existing filter, slowly change out filter medium to Continuum Exxodus cubes, blocks, plates or bricks. Exxodus has the highest surface area for filtration of any filter medium in the world and will quickly increase filtration and fish load capacity in any system.
Directions and protocol.
For aid in healing sick fish: Add 1 capful (5 ml) per 10 US gallons (40 L) of aquarium water to increase fishes slime coating. Coat wounds each day, until fishes are well. In severe cases, you can double the dose. Discontinue after 5 days.
Transporting or Bagging fish: Add 1/2 capful to 1 capful depending on size of bag and size of fish to increase slime coating.
New aquariums or for water changes: Add 1 capful (5 ml) per 10 US gallons (40 L) of aquarium water to increase fishes slime coating, coat wounds and to remove chlorine. If you have chloramine or high ammonia, please use Continuum Fraction at half the recommended dose prior to this product for best results. Test for chlorine and ammonia to be zero. If not, re-treat as above and re-test until zero. Then adjust temperature, add salt (follow the manufacturer’s recommendations), and test for proper pH and any other parameters required for the type of animals you are keeping. When all parameters are within limits, add water to the established aquarium or add animals to a new aquarium.
Caution: Keep out of reach of children. Not for human consumption. Contains dechlorination salts, if ingested drink water, seek medical attention immediately. If in eyes flush with water, if irritation continues, seek medical attention.