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Old 09-08-2011, 07:20 PM   #1
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seachem stability

how do you feel about this for help in cycling a tank, those who've used it.
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I Personally don't know much about it, but I'd say use the $$$ to get Seachem Prime. If you looking to establish BB faster, I'd say get seeding material (substrate, ornament, filter media) from a trusted tank. Otherwise ... let nature provide the BB for free.
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I have prime, isn't that just a water conditioner
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I think it'll be safer to just get tetra safestart since a lot of people had success with that. i'm not saying that seachem stability is bad, i just don't like taking risks.
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I have prime, isn't that just a water conditioner
Yep ... but a highly recommended water condition / de-chlorinator and the only chemical I'd consider adding to my tank.

I do believe there were other threads that mentioned stability and opinions seemed mixed from what I remember. I'm actually anxious to read feedback from those that've used it. I like seachem products.
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I don't suggest Stability, the marketing reads well but if you really dig into it you'll find out that it is a lot of hype and the science just isn't there. Use an active sponge filter from angelsplus or tetra safestart.
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it worked for me!
I followed the instructions on the bottle. Added a capful everyday for the first 7 days. AND I stocked with fish - 8 white clouds and 6 corydoras. 65 gallon tank.

I used PRIME and STABILITY. Prime as my water conditioner to detoxify my ammonia and to remove the chlorine.
I dont know if it was coincidence, but my ammonia went from 0.5ppm to zero in 3 days. It remained at zero to the completion of the cycle. And I detected nitrate at 10 days.
So it wasn't an instant cycle, but it helped boost the process and led to a faster cycle. More importantly, I didn't do any water changes in the first 10 days and none of my fish died.
I monitored my fish everyday to see if there was stress. But there was no stress, they were eating and swimming all over the tank.
This is a 65 gallon tank! Also within a month, my white clouds had babies in the tank - so obviously they were healthy.


The only reason I tried it because the product was on sale and very cheap.
So I was curious.

There is no hurt in trying it.
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i also used it in my tank. i don't know for sure if it helped but seachem is a trusted name in aquaria and it won't break the bank so why not? sometimes i think these things just help us to feel like we're doing something to help cycle the tank or keep the tank in good shape. maybe it's more for our well being. lol
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exactly, seachem is a well trusted name!
They gave us "matrix" and "prime"

surely, they KNOW what they are doing.
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exactly, seachem is a well trusted name!
They gave us "matrix" and "prime"

surely, they KNOW what they are doing.
That's a big assumption. How about Api Stress Zyme? That's another fail bacteria supplement put out by a trusted name, API is a huge name in aquaria. What about nutrafin/hagen Cycle?

You can't take anything that retailers say at face value, unfortunately they can say just about anything when it comes to selling their products. Look into it, check ingredient labels, and specifically with this, check the science behind the product.

Research is everything.
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