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Old 05-03-2009, 11:55 PM   #1
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Question Bio-Spira

Am i understanding how to use bio spira?
First you fill your aquarium with dechlorinated water
Then you add the bio spira
Then the next day you add your fish?
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Old 05-04-2009, 12:04 AM   #2
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I have never used it so i can't answer your question but i just know it has to be cold the hole time from the manufactures to the LFS and home to your place or the benficial bacteria dies.
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i don't use that i don't want to the best bacteria booster is cycle.
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Old 05-04-2009, 12:45 AM   #4
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i don't use that i don't want to the best bacteria booster is cycle.
I've gotta disagree. I've never seen any appreciable difference in cycling time when using Cycle, and I once used it for a couple of tanks. Snake oil IMO.

Even Bio-spira is suspect IMHO. If it is not kept refrigerated on the way to the LFS (which you have no way of knowing) then it likely won't be successful. I've seen just as many threads where Biospira failed as I have where folks had success- granted, I think you are more likely to hear about failures, but still...

The tried-and-true, failsafe method is to fishless cycle. You can do it with pure ammonia, or with a raw grocery store shrimp. It does require patience, but ensures that your tank is ready to go for some fish when it's all said and done. To hurry it along, you can add some established filter media.

Patience is a virtue. Nothing good happens quickly in either the FW or salty side of this hobby.
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Old 05-06-2009, 03:08 AM   #5
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you add it the same time you add the fish. i dont htink its being made anymore. dr tim has his own stuff out now too never tried it though.

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Actually MG, I think that you're right and this is the product that replaced Bio-Spira. I may be wrong though, as I haven't relied on bacterial additives for years.
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Old 05-06-2009, 03:13 AM   #7
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ah and to think you worked at a lfs......
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Old 05-06-2009, 03:17 AM   #8
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Very funny MG. :p

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i would never communicate with a salty.
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Old 05-06-2009, 03:24 AM   #10
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