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Old 01-22-2013, 11:38 PM   #1
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I am cycling my tank and I put some Instant Ocean Bio -Spira in my tank.Should I be doing partial water changes? Or should I just leave it alone? I am afraid I will be tossing out the bacteria If I do partial water changes. Please advise......
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Yes you'll be doing exsactly that if you do a water change.

You should do a PWC when your cycle is complete to remove some nitrates.
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The Instant Ocean Bio Spira is a scam ...doesnt work ..its been 3 days and its still not safe to put my Clowns in it within 24 hours like the bottles says....wasted moolah :'(
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The Instant Ocean Bio Spira is a scam ...doesnt work ..its been 3 days and its still not safe to put my Clowns in it within 24 hours like the bottles says....wasted moolah :'(
Yeah, I don't believe any of the claims of that bottled stuff.
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Bacteria resides on surfaces. There is very little in the water column. You don't want to change out water during the cycle simply because you want all those nutrients in the tank to feed the bacteria. Just let it sit and wait.
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