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Old 07-14-2008, 06:49 PM   #1
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Bacter boost: does it really cycle your new tank in two days?

I saw this product and it claims to do just that!. I find this hard to believe and dont want to waste 20 bucks to find out if its a dud or not.

Anybody have any reviews on this product or has used it? its made by weiss organics. Any info would be appreciated.
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Old 07-14-2008, 06:53 PM   #2
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Don't waste your money. If you have a friend with an established tank, get filter media from them, or you can start fresh with ammonia. The only product that I have ever heard anything good about is Bio-spira, but that's only if the store and it's supplier handled it correctly (refrigerated).
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I don't trust those to give me a complete cycle. Spend the $.15 on a raw, unseasoned jumbo shrimp from your local grocery store. I suggest 1 shrimp per 30G of water.
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Kariina, please do not double post. I will merge the two topics.

To answer your question:
I don't trust those to give me a complete cycle. Spend the $.15 on a raw, unseasoned jumbo shrimp from your local grocery store. I suggest 1 shrimp per 30G of water.
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