Originally Posted by Amitas
You can't bottle live bacteria, it's a living organism and needs certain compounds to survive which they can't receive in a sealed container.
However you can boost bacteria growth. Dose with prime to remove the ammonia, then stability to increase the bacteria growth in your filtration.
Aquariums are ecosystems we are privileged to own, and should be treated with the full level of care we can supply
Where did you get your information that bacteria can not live in a sealed container? There are many companies that do it with proof that the bacteria was alive when added to an aquarium.
When cycling the tank , you need Ammonia to turn to Nitrites, which turn to Nitrates. Taking out the first step of that biological process messed things up . The beneficial bacteria need ammonia, but will eventually turn it to nitrates rapidly. That is the end result you want from a cycle.
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