Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 08-05-2006, 09:19 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 32
Cycle

http://www.petsmart.com/global/produ...ycle&N=2023693


Is using this bad?
__________________

__________________
Cypilk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2006, 09:21 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: DENVER CO.
Posts: 442
im not sure but sounds like a good idea
__________________

__________________
EDGAR MEDINA -"Keep looking, when you get there, i'll be there."
EdgarMedina1010 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2006, 09:22 PM   #3
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
most people will tell you cycle does not work well.

I used stability with good results. Most recommend BioSpira if you can find it.
__________________
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2006, 10:09 PM   #4
Algae Fighter
 
JustOneMore20's Avatar


 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Birmingham, AL
Posts: 3,872
Send a message via MSN to JustOneMore20
I tried Cycle, but it really doesn't do anything. I think its a waste of money...I'd go with Bio-Spira if you can find it. It will be refrigerated.
__________________
~Kristin~
2 planted tanks: 40g, 20g ; 38g Reef tank
My links to pics: 40g breeder planted build, 40g breeder planted update, My 38g Reef Build

JustOneMore20 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2006, 10:16 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Lonewolfblue's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Wenatchee, WA
Posts: 8,435
Send a message via ICQ to Lonewolfblue Send a message via Yahoo to Lonewolfblue
It's a waste of money. Doesn't do anything. Go back to the store and look for Stress Zyme. I've had good results with it, cycling in under 2 weeks. It's not for an instant cycle like Bio-Spira, but will shorten your cycle time. Or look for Bio-Spira as mentioned above.
__________________
55G Filstar XP3 - 16" Fire Eel
75G Medium Planted - Filstar XP3 Low Light - Established Feb 2006
Lonewolfblue is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2006, 10:27 PM   #6
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 32
Ahh, noted!.. Thanks for the suggestions!
__________________
Cypilk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2006, 10:41 PM   #7
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: PA
Posts: 33
My LFS said Cycle was basically a waste of money as well, but suggested Seachem Stability. It has worked very well for me.
__________________
mellofone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2006, 11:10 PM   #8
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Lonewolfblue's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Wenatchee, WA
Posts: 8,435
Send a message via ICQ to Lonewolfblue Send a message via Yahoo to Lonewolfblue
I haven't used Seachem Stability yet. Will have to test it myself on a couple future tanks to see what kind of results I can get. Testing new things is always good, right?
__________________

__________________
55G Filstar XP3 - 16" Fire Eel
75G Medium Planted - Filstar XP3 Low Light - Established Feb 2006
Lonewolfblue is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
cycle

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Cycle (In Progress) ? and Clean Up Crew ? (Post Cycle) SuperWade2 Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 3 02-23-2006 05:58 PM
Cycle-- How do YOU Cycle your tank? DragonFish Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 16 01-02-2006 12:02 AM
Cycle Help lightningryan Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 33 08-15-2005 02:18 PM
To cycle or not to cycle.... (2-gallon tank) fearlessfisch Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 3 10-17-2004 01:34 PM
Help! I want to cycle! Habitat Saltwater & Reef - Sick Fish or Coral 5 03-31-2004 11:28 AM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:54 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.