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Old 08-03-2017, 11:19 PM   #1
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Bacteria in a bottle

I'm using bacteria supplements and dosing ammonia chloride when needed and tank is still cycling with ammunition nia and high nitrites after 4 weeks! I thought this stuff was supposed to make it quicker

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Old 08-04-2017, 01:16 AM   #2
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My experience with bacteria supplements is the good ones work about 50% of the time and the bad ones work significantly less often than that.

I am not sure if transportation and storage plays a big part or if it is just luck of the draw.
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Old 08-04-2017, 08:57 AM   #3
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are you still dosing with ammonia even at the nitrite portion? Why not drop the ammonia and give the second portion of the cycle to catch up. I used seachem stability to cycle my reef just because i got the bottle free and was impatient and Ill say after my experience, Id use it again in a heartbeat.
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