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Old 05-01-2007, 08:28 PM   #1
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cycle vs zyme

I just wanted to get a consensus from others about these 2 products. I have used them both and to me the stress zyme worked better. However a friend told me that the cycle may not have worked because I had it for a year in not very cool conditions. I just wanted to know other guys experiences.
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I think most products in this catagory are a waste of money with the lone exception being Marineland Bio-Spira.
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Sorry, I can't help you, I like the natural way....
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Only product I'd ever use would be BioSpira... Cycle and StressZyme aren't actual cycling products, even though they claim to be. The general consensus with them, I belive, is that they have some benefit AFTER your cycle has started. The bacteria in the bottles are in spores to protect them and prolong their life. Only outside reactions would make them break out of the spore (ie: ammonia, nitrosomas, etc.) and actually start to reproduce.

I like the natural way of cycling too. It may take slightly longer, but you know it's cycled and don't have to worry about it not being.

If you explain a little more about your tank situation and current water test readings, maybe that will help.
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I agree that the natural way is best. As Steven said the quick ways are a waste of money. Patience is a wonderful thing.
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No I dont use them for cycling I use them for water changes.
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No I dont use them for cycling I use them for water changes.
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No I dont use them for cycling I use them for water changes.
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Just making sure if I add too much new water that I still have enough bacteria in the tank. Maybe I am just paranoid.
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The bacteria is not really in the water column, it resides in the substrate and LR also filter media. You will be ok doing PWCs without adding it.
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