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Opinions on Bacterial Boosters
Old 10-20-2010, 02:43 AM   #1
 
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About one week ago or so I used bacterial boosters to help my new 5 gal tank get cycled quicker. It came with an aquarium set up package from my local fish store. I've used the boosters as directed on the bottle. I was just curious, what are your guys' opinions on the boosters? I hope I havent inadvertently harmed my tank by using them. I've read some contradicting things about the boosters on the web. What do you guys think?
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Old 10-20-2010, 04:34 AM   #2
 
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Waste of money for the most part. There are a few out there that aren't too bad and contain live bacteria but they have a short shelf life.

Natural is the way to go. Is your tank cycled now?
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Old 10-20-2010, 12:01 PM   #3
 
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Ya i only used it because it came with the tank. I'm not sure if it is yet, its been one week. The local pet store does free water testing today so i think i'll bring my water in and check
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Old 10-20-2010, 01:07 PM   #4
 
ive used stability and stress zyme for my tanks. I like to think they work but its hard to tell since my tanks fairly well planted so i never got and issues introducing fish immediately.

A friend of mine uses it and his tank was unplanted when he dosed. He saw an ammonia spike and poured 1/3rd of a bottle of stability into his tank and the ammonia read super low the next day and was gone by the end of the week.
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