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Old 07-29-2009, 08:14 PM   #11
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I hate to do this in a welcome thread of all places, but these are snake oil. They can claim FW or SW because they do nothing. There's science and then there's product claims. You choose which to believe.
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Old 07-29-2009, 08:32 PM   #13
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Fishless cycling is definetly the preferred method
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boy this is a busy site Thanks fisheggs.

HN1, I really don't believe in either only in results, results have been good. could be a little of both, Thanks
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No worries. I wish you and your fish nothing but good. I look forward to learning from you and your experiences just as I've learned a lot from the many experienced folks here. I'm just a bit cynical about some products and LFS claims.
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I guess if you put something in your tank that dies off it will get the cycle started. Dying off FW bacteria=ammonia=Nitrites=Nitrates?
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It does provide an ammonia source but not a very big one.
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Hn1, I do understand I am also but I go by trial and error over the past years of what works and what doesnt I know only one thing about fish tanks that has always worked what ever size tank you have double or tripple the amount of filtration my 75 gallon South American tank has one Fluval canister 404 and one Emperor 400, one Emperor 280, one H.O.T Magnum hang on the back, that is alot of filtration and alot of area for bacteria, so the only thing I know for sure is more filtration the faster it will cycle all of my tanks have alot of filtration and when I have started a new tank I pour that liquid bacteria all over those filters and have not lost a starter fish, I do water changes weekly useing amquel, strees zyme, strees coat , bio boost on a new tank and never have it spike with no nitrite or ammonia they just work. I just started the African tank in May when I retired and it never spiked all my water is crystal clear and all test out 0 maybe just luck or throwing tons of filters and products in them works, after I feel all is well I change water every 2 wks never going longer specially with messy South Americans. I am very very picky about my water if it does not look like glass I am not happy.

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Hn1, I do understand I am also but I go by trial and error over the past years of what works and what doesnt I know only one thing about fish tanks that has always worked what ever size tank you have double or tripple the amount of filtration my 75 gallon South American tank has one Fluval canister 404 and one Emperor 400, one Emperor 280, one H.O.T Magnum hang on the back, that is alot of filtration and alot of area for bacteria, so the only thing I know for sure is more filtration the faster it will cycle all of my tanks have alot of filtration and when I have started a new tank I pour that liquid bacteria all over those filters and have not lost a starter fish, I do water changes weekly useing amquel, strees zyme, strees coat , bio boost on a new tank and never have it spike with no nitrite or ammonia they just work. I just started the African tank in May when I retired and it never spiked all my water is crystal clear and all test out 0 maybe just luck or throwing tons of filters and products in them works, after I feel all is well I change water every 2 wks never going longer specially with messy South Americans. I am very very picky about my water if it does not look like glass I am not happy.

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This is still cycling with fish and spending extra money on useless bottled products. You don't mention how you are testing or what with. If all tests at 0, the tank isn't cycled. I'll bet you local shop (or guessing here... Petco) loves you. To each their own, but you really need to understand that SW is different than fresh. I've kept both and had ~200G of FW breeding tanks going so I can relate to that side as well. Clarity of water has no real bearing on it's actual safety for life. Good luck. PM me if I can help and I'll do abything I possibly can, but I'm bowing out of the thread.
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No to Petco, there is a shop one owner and wife been doing fish 29 years nice man, my test kit is the liquid type by Aquarium Pharmaceutical.

Well I guess we need to take these companies to court for lying about their products I would think that is against the law putting things on your product that don't work.

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