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Old 02-15-2014, 07:22 PM   #1
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Has anyone ever used this stuff I hear great things but want info on it from people who have used it

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Old 02-15-2014, 08:54 PM   #2
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I used it to cycle a 40 breeder I set up in my office, cycled the tank in less than a week. I tested for another week cause I couldn't believe it was done but the readings didn't lie. 4 months since and the tank is thriving.
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I used it to cycle my 55 g. Did it in about 4 days. Now I did also have live rock and live sand it. But my reading were still high for ammonia and nitrites. On the 5 day I had 0 on both and the nitrates were very low. My next tank I will use it for sure. I was also watching that show called "tanked" they sell some that they use on the show. They never "cycle" the tanks. They put in the "ocean water in" that live cycle bacteria and then put the fish in. They drop in thousands of dollars of fish and corals. So I really trust them.
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Well that's good to know.... I just didn't want to waste money on a product that don't work..... I have nothing but good things about it.... but wasn't to sure about it

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Old 02-15-2014, 09:25 PM   #5
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Old 02-15-2014, 09:49 PM   #6
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Ok so i took the plunge and ordered the 8 oz bottle of it.... shipped 60 bucks..... I can't belive how much this stuff is.... it better work for that price or I will be upset....

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Old 02-15-2014, 09:50 PM   #7
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But don't dump it in and then add fish like tanked does, you will still have a cycle and need to wait till that finishes. Test until ammonia and nitrite are gone then depending in where your nitrates are you can start slowly adding fish. I don't know what the guys on tanked do but have heard that most of it is staged for TV and there are some on this forum who have visited tanks they did a month or so after the show and everything was dead. There is one they did near me near philly and I plan to go and see what it looks like soon.
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No I got the ammonia to.... so i can do fishless cycling.... not taking any chances.... I saw it on mr. Saltwater tank tv.... so i was curious about it.... I don't think he will lead anyone wrong.... but who knows....

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The thing is, you can't blame dead fish on Tanked a month later. It's not like they sit there daily and help the folks. The customers chose what they feel like they can handle. They are responsible for the care and upkeep after the show. We all know a lot goes into upkeep after tank is setup. So I wouldn't blame Tanked. I watched Dr. Tim on YouTube and he says you can add fish right after as well. But remember usually tanked uses live sand, ocean water in a box and the marine instant cycle they sell. Dr Tim used all his products and says you can toss a fish in tight after as well. I did what tanked does and my yellow tail damsel lasted so long I took him back. Also think about it. These big tanks would take forever to cycle the way most do it. We have much less to lose.
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I've seen almost every episode of tanked and what I've seen is reckless disregard for the animals they use. I assume it is for tv but the number and type of fish they put in tanks alone is enough to not trust what they say at face value.
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