Microbe lift (for reef) review?

Discussion in 'Fish Diseases' started by nanomania, Apr 11, 2016.

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  1. nanomania

    nanomania Vagabond Butterfly

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    I jus got recomended by someone to use it as its herbal and chemical free. is it really does what it says? Is it really reef safe?
     
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    civiccars2003 Great Blue Whale

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    I have no idea what it is. Keep things simple man. Don't use it.
     
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    Microbe lift isn't herbal, it's bacteria in a bottle. It's a good product but it won't replace the time you need to wait for the cycle to complete.
     
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  5. Piano10

    Piano10 Aiptasia Anemone

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    Never heard of it.

    I prefer to keep things as low key and simple as possible.
     
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    DSC reef Giant Squid

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    Adding bacteria is as simple as it gets. It's actually a great product and I've used it for years. The biggest mistake that is made with bacteria products is that people think they can avoid there cycle which is not true. Dr. Tim''s has some of the best bacteria products on the market so if anyone wants info I'd look him up. There are many strains of bacteria and it's a natural way to keep your tank clean.
     
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    Piano10 Aiptasia Anemone

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    I knew of the bacteria being beneficial but not the product itself. I've only really ever seen Dr Tim's here.

    Other than aiding in a faster cycle, I have not heard of ppl adding it
     
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  9. nanomania

    nanomania Vagabond Butterfly

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    Piano10 Aiptasia Anemone

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    I can't offer advice on the use of the product. Besides adding bacteria during a cycle I have not ever done so after. I have not really read of anyone adding it after cycling.

    I believe maintaining a clean and healthy environment gets better results
     
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    Adding different strains of bacteria will help keep and maintain a healthy environment. I don't think you understand the uses or benefits of bacteria products. Many people including myself use bacteria products. It's fine that you don't use any and you can maintain an aquarium without it. There are strains that are meant to use after a cycle that helps clean the tank and maintain bacteria population to keep your tank healthy. I think it's a contradicting statement to say you belive that keeping a healthy and clean tank gives better results when those bacteria products will help do just that. It's fine if you don't use them but I'd research there benefits before stating better results without the use of bacteria.
     
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    Piano10 Aiptasia Anemone

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    I think understanding and using them for the right reasons can be beneficial but some ppl will try to use them in order to move along faster which isn't always the best option.

    Not once did I ever say don't use it because I don't. I've been following the persons posts, I know that the individual has run into issues. In trying to help the person, I'm also trying to determine why a store would suggest the product and what the user would get from it.

    I stated I couldn't offer advice since i've never added the product and through reading on this forum and others have never seen it promoted.

    Not once has anyone ever said add this to your tank to avoid fish disease or a cleaner tank.