Originally Posted by mr_X
I haven't used it, but i don't see the draw. the test is done with 2 clowns in a 130 gallon tank. how much ammonia are they going to produce? i don't think ammonia will show up on the test kit with or without the bottle of stuff.
The draw would be a significantly faster cycle and a cycle where keeper livestock could be added from day one and without harm. Not that there aren't other ways. Alternatively, in smaller tanks as Mark Callahan recommends toward the end of the video "tanks 90 or above" with livestock and tanks smaller to use dead shrimp or whatever.
So not sure a low ammonia spike is an issue.
In my case, cycling a 65g I'm currently working only
with dry live Pukani and dry special grade reef sand. I've not added anything else: no dead shrimp, etc. Please see my album: Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community - LarryS's Albums
The cycle seems to be doing fine... and yet the ammonia spike was very low (1 ppm
) which had me wonder. Yet, the nitrites went off the scale.
That all said, I am a newb. My experience with low ammonia had me doing more research when I came across Dr. Tim and M. Callahan.
Enough questions were raised by my observations of my cycle that I thought this would be an interesting and an informative thread for me to learn more... to hear from fish only and reefers
who've actually used the product.
Would love to hear from more of you guys.