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Old 07-04-2004, 06:23 PM   #1
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Bio Spira

hey guys, once again, has anybody here tried Bio Spria??? i heard about it from somebody on these forums and i want to give it a try, but i want to know if it works. if i could finish the cycle in a week, that would be fricken insane. cuz i already have 27 fish in my 6 gallon tank. (many babies) and i want to start up another tank for all of my fish that will one day have to be moved, but i dont want to subject them to the hard times of cycling the tank. thanks a lot guys
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Old 07-04-2004, 06:32 PM   #2
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at the moment Bio-spira is not available. Marineland could not keep up with demand and ran out of supply. They are currently working on a new supply...not sure on ETA!


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Old 07-04-2004, 06:53 PM   #3
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Yes I have used Bio-Spira on a 20 gal and a 29 Gal freshwater tank. The 20 gal finished its cycle in 48hrs and the 29 finished in 72 hrs. Both had been up and running a couple weeks before putting in the Bio stuff and I had put a few fish in them already. The tanks had not previously cycled and I needed to get thru it because I had added fish to early.

I think the stuff is awesome but expensive.
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its not expensive on one site i found, its like 8 bucks for a lot. i REALLY need it tho, so ill find it somewhere, maybe through marineland or somethin. thanks guys, im def gonna get it now.
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I have used it many times, and wrote an article on it a while back, in the Articles section here. As mentioned, can't get it now, but sometime in Sept. it is supposed to be available again.
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EVERYBODY, im looking for some Bio Spira. if anybody has seen it in a local fish store recently. please let me know. i want to work something out with you to get my hands on some. thanks
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If you do find any it will likely be "old" and might not be as effective. They have not been restocking this in months.
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They have it at my LFS, but I wasn't sure if there was a shelf life on it or not. If there is, then it's probably bad. I know the stuff I bought from them several months ago was good though.

Also, bio-spira is meant to be added when you add your fish. It doesn't work as fast/well if there is already measurable amounts of ammonia in the water.
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