Bacteria in a Bottle - Do They Work Like They Say? Come in and Find Out.

Discussion in 'Water Chemistry' started by Renee@LionfishLair, Jun 23, 2012.

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  1. Renee@LionfishLair

    Renee@LionfishLair 3reef Sponsor

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    With a little help from Mr. Edit, I’m going to change the direction of this thread.


    I’m not a mad scientist :) I can’t possibly have that many tanks brewing simultaneously, while still maintaining attention to detail. I was thinking in groups of 4 maybe 6.

    Do you find any of these products at your LFS? If yes, which ones. I want to make sure I hit all of those.

    I’d really like to pair up ones that have similar directions of use for cycling a new tank.

    It’s going to take a bit to gather up all the supplies and I think I need to order some more ammonia reagents. LOL.
    So, here’s the setup. Please, if you see a variable I’m missing, let me know.
    4 tanks
    Bioballs or good sponges?
    Follow directions on bottle for cycling tank and adding fish.


    Our list so far:
    1) Superbac
    2) One & Only (Dr. Tim's)
    3) Fritzyme no.9
    4) Seachem Stability
    5) Microbactor7 (Brightwell)
    6) Start Smart TLC
    7) Quick Start (API)
    8.) Special blend Microbe-lift
    9) Bio Spira Instant Ocean
    10) TurboStart FritzZyme
    11) Cycle Hagen
    12) Colony ATM
     
    Last edited: Sep 24, 2012
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  3. pink4miss

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    microbactor7 by brightwells
    start smart by TLC
     
  4. Renee@LionfishLair

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  5. pink4miss

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    your welcome, i started my tank with the smart start and it works just as stated
     
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    Special blend by microbe-lift
     
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    not sure about the rest, but DO NOT put your nose near this one when you open it, yikes;)
     
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    Has cycled TWO of my tanks within a week using damsels.