It helped lighten your wallet and fatten the LFs's is all. Nothing, and I will repeat, NOTHING replaces time when it comes to a tanks maturation process. As knowledgable as you think you may be, you need to spend more time on the forums listening to those with years and years of experience and less reading product literature. They are in business to make money. Most of us on the forums have noting to gain other than helping others just as someone helped us. I do it for fun and exposing others to the wonders I have experienced and would never think about steering someone wrong.