Bottled Bacteria Put to the Test.

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  1. 55gfowlr

    55gfowlr Zoanthid

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    I guess Mr. Bill went and got his Doctorate in "Billology" LOL, Sorry Ryan, I had to spot light the typo ;D.....carry on folks....Back to the thread.
     
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  3. Camkha1234

    Camkha1234 Great Blue Whale

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    lol ;D
     
  4. Renee@LionfishLair

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    Just waiting for some product photography equipment to arrive. WOOT!

    And I just remembered I used all the salt water.... gotta make 50g more.
     
  5. Kevin_E

    Kevin_E Giant Squid

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  6. Sacul1573

    Sacul1573 Millepora

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    I can testify to this as well. Started with dry rock, dry sand, a (dead) shrimp, and MB7 dosing daily for 2 weeks. Have not seen a noticable reading in nitrites or nitrates (dont have a test for ammonia, but will test at the LFS). Confused me too, because after 2 weeks, I thought I'd see a trace of nitrites... nothing. I do have algae though :p

    I'm tagging along. This will be very useful, especially if one has to set up and maintain a QT in a hurry.
     
  7. SeminoleB

    SeminoleB Coral Banded Shrimp

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    I'm watching as well. I just did a cycle in my 36gal bow with a clownfish and Dr Tim's O&O. Worked as described, both ammonia and nitrites never got too high and came down as they should.
    However, just when my 'trites were reaching 0, my clown began acting strange and having a hard time breathing. It passed away by the end of the day. All params tested good so not sure why the fish died. Could be a coincidence, but I now know why people go "fishless."
     
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  9. Greg@LionfishLair

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    Oddly enuff, something similar happened at our place, however, the fish eventually cycled the tank on its own and recovered, which is what prompted the idea for the "round robin".

    Unfortunately, my mom was just diagnosed with a fractured pelvis and multiple myeloma, so pretty much everything has been put on hold till she gets out of rehab and we finish the necessary modifications to her house...
     
  10. Todd_Sails

    Todd_Sails Giant Squid

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    Hold on a minute, I use fresh Salt water in a bucket for my QT, and it works fine.

    ??

    Sorry to hear about your mom. The pelvis sounds like a pathologic fracture.
     
  11. SeminoleB

    SeminoleB Coral Banded Shrimp

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    My tank is now cycled, 0 ammonia, 0 nitrites, 8.0 ph, around 2 nitrates, but no fish. I do have some algae growing so I am going to add a few cuc's to the tank tomorrow.
    So sorry to hear about your mom, hope all is ok!
     
  12. Camkha1234

    Camkha1234 Great Blue Whale

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    Sorry to hear about your mom. Take as much time as you need :)