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Old 01-15-2009, 11:59 AM   #1
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Long Beach newbie - where to find Bio-Spira

Hi. My husband and I have a 75 gal saltwater tank that is still cycling. I have done a lot of reading and searching on line. I hear good reports on an additive called Bio-Spira. Most recommend finding a source that keeps it refrigerated. Does anyone in the Long Beach/So. Cal. area know where I can purchase it?

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Old 01-15-2009, 07:27 PM   #2
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How long has it been cycling?You can do the fishless cycle .I have done it in 9 days and all you need is a shrimp from the grocerie store.(maybe a couple for your size tank.ill get you the link..
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Old 01-15-2009, 07:29 PM   #3
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here is the link..

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btw I looked around but only found the Bio-spira online.
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Thanks for the info

The tank's been cycling for 5 weeks. A local service set it up and after about a week, put in a few damsels. Last week they added 3 more fish at my request (my bad, I was having a party). Anyway, the ammonia is still in the .05 zone - the service is coming tomorrow to do a water change. Anyway, like I said, I've read that bio-spira is good at speeding the cycling process. I've already put in some ammo-loc - don't want to be responsible for killing the fish my vanity forced in there. So the fishless cycling is not an option (unless, of course, the fish all die - sigh).

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I wouldnt put fish in there unless the ammonia was at zero.What I did to speed up my cycle was lower the light time to 8 hours a day .I think 5 weeks is a long time to have a tank cycle.I am not sure what could be wrong.Post in the saltwater section im sure you would get more help there.
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i thought they discontinued it.
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