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Old 02-17-2014, 02:45 PM   #31
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My understanding is that it is just Biospira re-marketed.. Which Biospira is tried and true.

Where did you get that info? From what I see, totally different marketing and Dr Tim's claims they developed their product. I don't really care, as many products are relabeled, but I have never heard this claim before about Dr Tims.
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His bio beads are just raw biodegradable plastic beads for a injection molding machine. You buy that stuff in 50 gallon drums.
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His bio beads are just raw biodegradable plastic beads for a injection molding machine. You buy that stuff in 50 gallon drums.

I thought they were talking about One & Only bacteria. I've never tried their other products, so I can't speak for those. Regarding that product, I have seen it work, so it always makes me question why people that have never used it, talk about it like it is bad or question it. After about six days, it brings an aquarium dosed with ammonia down to zero within 24 hours. IMO, if it gets my tank to cycle in a week, I am about a month ahead of doing it the smelly, rotting shrimp method. That method works (I've done that too), as does dosing with ammonia, I'm just impatient with cycling. A bad trait in saltwater, but it is just how I am.
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Man o man did I just open a can of worms over this stuff.... lol well I have it on order and will test it out.... I am sure it is going to work out.... All I have is heard good stuff about it.... just wish it was a little cheaper

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Man o man did I just open a can of worms over this stuff.... lol well I have it on order and will test it out.... I am sure it is going to work out.... All I have is heard good stuff about it.... just wish it was a little cheaper

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You are talking about Tanked and bacteria in a bottle. Both are very very debatable and have started plenty of arguments. Try it out and tell if it works! No point in arguing.

Everyone will have different opinions. So you are the only person who can see if it will work for you.
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I am an old stick in the mud, like Todd!

My mantra is to not get in a hurry with a reef. So the extra few days or week a natural cycle affords suits me. I am sure saturating a new system with bacteria jump starts the cycle, but I wonder what the effect of so much excess bacteria is. My bet is 75% of it dies off, but maybe that's no issue. If it works, it works, I'm just not in that big a hurry.
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I am an old stick in the mud, like Todd!

My mantra is to not get in a hurry with a reef. So the extra few days or week a natural cycle affords suits me. I am sure saturating a new system with bacteria jump starts the cycle, but I wonder what the effect of so much excess bacteria is. My bet is 75% of it dies off, but maybe that's no issue. If it works, it works, I'm just not in that big a hurry.
+1, my point exactly, let nature take it's course 😊, we know nature works long term, chemicals?
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In fairness, it's not really a chemical. It's very much like the stuff we use to use to start a sand filter system. Just a bunch of bacteria.
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In fairness, it's not really a chemical. It's very much like the stuff we use to use to start a sand filter system. Just a bunch of bacteria.
So I'm always looking to learn, so can bacteria live in a closed up bottle? And if so does it multiply while setting on the shelf or do they slowly die off living in a stagnet closed invironment
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So I'm always looking to learn, so can bacteria live in a closed up bottle? And if so does it multiply while setting on the shelf or do they slowly die off living in a stagnet closed invironment
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