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Old 08-28-2012, 03:58 PM   #11
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Works like bio-spira,which many people here have used. You have to find a local person or someone else. It probably cannot be shipped as it needs to be refrigerated. How many people here have watched the show "Tanked"?
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Old 08-28-2012, 04:24 PM   #12
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Works like bio-spira,which many people here have used. You have to find a local person or someone else. It probably cannot be shipped as it needs to be refrigerated. How many people here have watched the show "Tanked"?
Hand up me me me me lol
But I don't understand your post above this post.

Why spend the money on something when its not needed? I don't get it, the problem here is the tank needs to finish out the cycle and imo its water changes that need to be done and the use of a conditioner if using treated city water.

Call me old school or whatever but I don't believe in adding anything to a tank at less its a must such as salt or meds. It's just my opinion but then again I've never really researched or tryed any other products nor know what any of them are.

And who is Dr. Phil I mean Tim ?? Lol
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Old 08-28-2012, 04:28 PM   #13
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The less you add to your tank chemical wise the better. You don't need all that hyped up instant crap in a bottle. Don't waste your money.

In this hobby less is more. Maybe meds as a last resort otherwise water changes and patience will work just fine. Oh and testing....

Save your money for some nice fish or a nice night out.
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Old 08-28-2012, 06:32 PM   #14
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The less you add to your tank chemical wise the better. You don't need all that hyped up instant crap in a bottle. Don't waste your money.

In this hobby less is more. Maybe meds as a last resort otherwise water changes and patience will work just fine. Oh and testing....

Save your money for some nice fish or a nice night out.
Thanks guys, you know what iv changed my perspective and now will just let the whole tank just do its thing.. I think 30% water change daily until my nitrites are low. What u think?
Is too many water changes bad for the fish? Sorry to ask stupid q's
I'm a noob!
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You need or can do anything up to 75% at once. So you can do as many as you want in a day. As long as the ammonia and nitrite levels stay at 0. Anything above that is deadly to fish your nitrates shouldn't be over 40 for a long period of time. So 30 sounds like a good starting point after wait an hour and test again if your still showing ammonia or nitrites you need to do it again. If they don't seem to go down from that I'd jump up on how much you change.

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You need or can do anything up to 75% at once. So you can do as many as you want in a day. As long as the ammonia and nitrite levels stay at 0. Anything above that is deadly to fish your nitrates shouldn't be over 40 for a long period of time. So 30 sounds like a good starting point after wait an hour and test again if your still showing ammonia or nitrites you need to do it again. If they don't seem to go down from that I'd jump up on how much you change.

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Okay. I kind of catch your drift. Do as many water changes until my nitrites are indicating 0.
Baring in mind my tanks only been cycling for 2/3 weeks. Should I be expecting spikes in nitrites.
Everywhere iv asked and read said it should in time go down to 0.
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Okay. I kind of catch your drift. Do as many water changes until my nitrites are indicating 0.
Baring in mind my tanks only been cycling for 2/3 weeks. Should I be expecting spikes in nitrites.
Everywhere iv asked and read said it should in time go down to 0.
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Correct and the same with the ammonia. It will in time get easier you need to let the bacteria grow in the tank and filter. So if your filter gets to cloged up and the water barely runs out you need to rinse it in old tank water.
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I agree with everything stated. I was in a bind and the product worked for me. I usually never use these products, but it worked for me. Most people on this site will knock these products and people like myself for using something like this.

Here is what I am saying.......I still cycle my tanks the old fashioned way. I am currently cycling a 10 gallon in hopes of breeding crs. Lot of aquarium owners who KNOW what they are doing can easily tell a noob to keep changing the water until the numbers are better, because that's what a good aquarist would do. Everyone is not a good aquarist. I am no pro, bit I have done TONS of research. I am also a realist. People will never be educated on how to care for an aquarium, unless they are someone like me who wanted to succeed. If I can suggest something that will save the fish that noobs throw in there day one.....I will suggest the fritz-zyme.

People are still going to wreck me, that's ok. I am not promoting a product, nor am I demeaning any advice in this thread or on this site. I am just trying to help the "new" generation of aquarium owners who don't know any better. An lfs will send you home the same day you buy a tank. These folks may as well be privy to something that will help the fish that they bought.
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I agree with everything stated. I was in a bind and the product worked for me. I usually never use these products, but it worked for me. Most people on this site will knock these products and people like myself for using something like this.

Here is what I am saying.......I still cycle my tanks the old fashioned way. I am currently cycling a 10 gallon in hopes of breeding crs. Lot of aquarium owners who KNOW what they are doing can easily tell a noob to keep changing the water until the numbers are better, because that's what a good aquarist would do. Everyone is not a good aquarist. I am no pro, bit I have done TONS of research. I am also a realist. People will never be educated on how to care for an aquarium, unless they are someone like me who wanted to succeed. If I can suggest something that will save the fish that noobs throw in there day one.....I will suggest the fritz-zyme.

People are still going to wreck me, that's ok. I am not promoting a product, nor am I demeaning any advice in this thread or on this site. I am just trying to help the "new" generation of aquarium owners who don't know any better. An lfs will send you home the same day you buy a tank. These folks may as well be privy to something that will help the fish that they bought.
Understood I just have no need or no clue what it is that's all.
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Just feel sorry for the poor fish in there. That's what's causing this;they were put in before the tank cycled. Before you start a tank, you need to research, research, research. But some noobs don't have anyone to tell them that. I don't know anything about fritz-zyme, never even heard of it, but when a difficult situation arises, and you have a trusted lfs, then you might try something to help. I have. Almost all of it turned out to be junk, I said almost. I do everything old school now. Until the next very difficult situation.
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