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Old 09-04-2012, 12:52 PM   #1
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Any good bottled bacteria that's out there?

I have been seeing a lot of new bottled bacteria enter the market and am wondering if people have had true success with any of these products. I'm asking because I have a fish that needs to be separated from the rest of my fish and need to have a quick cycled and get him out of my main tank before he ends up whipping out my tank. And it can't wait a month.
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I would use water from the main tank to use in the quarantine. Then mix fresh water for a weekly, or more often water change on the main tank. That way you are using "cycled" water already. I am not a fan of the bottled bio products. It seems to me they are just going to become a big bio load that dies off and pollutes the water worse than if you never used it at all.
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Old 09-04-2012, 04:07 PM   #3
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Dr Tim's one and only. That is what I used.
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Dr Tim's one and only. That is what I used.
Biozyme mix it in saltwater then put in tank took my ammonia in my new tank from 2-3 to 0 in one day that was a week ago and still no ammonia
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Biozyme mix it in saltwater then put in tank took my ammonia in my new tank from 2-3 to 0 in one day that was a week ago and still no ammonia
Biozyme sucked when I tried it. Dr tims really seems to do something other than that they are all just a scam.
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Old 09-04-2012, 07:14 PM   #6
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Biozyme sucked when I tried it. Dr tims really seems to do something other than that they are all just a scam.
Idk it worked for me cycled my 250g in no time ive never used dr tims
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Biozyme sucked when I tried it. Dr tims really seems to do something other than that they are all just a scam.
Idk it worked for me cycled my 250g in no time its been up 3 weeks and 0 ammonia since i used biozyme one week ago ive never used dr tims tho
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Idk it worked for me cycled my 250g in no time its been up 3 weeks and 0 ammonia since i used biozyme one week ago ive never used dr tims tho
Lol didn think the first one went thru sorry bout duplicate lol
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I'm old school. Patience works better than any additive. And it's cheaper.
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Old 09-04-2012, 07:43 PM   #10
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I have been seeing a lot of new bottled bacteria enter the market and am wondering if people have had true success with any of these products. I'm asking because I have a fish that needs to be separated from the rest of my fish and need to have a quick cycled and get him out of my main tank before he ends up whipping out my tank. And it can't wait a month.
For what its worth owner at LFS store guaranteed Seachem Stability would work. Owner used it on own tank as trial and set up salinity, temp, put some live rock and stability for 7 days. Fish went in on Day 1. Tank readings were Amm 0, Nitr 0 and Nitrates 5-10 from day 1. 1 year later all fish alive and doing well as is tank. This was saltwater tank by the way.

I am trying now...an on day 5 with amm 0, Nitr 0 and Nitrates 5-10 every day same readings no fluctuations.
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