02-14-2010, 12:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Mean Harri
Yeah, I thought I knew what I was going to do. Now it's crunch time and I'm like... huh?
I would add in Bio Spira but the lfs doesn't carry it. The guy there told me some other name of some stuff and said it was the same thing. And that the company changed the name. I think he was wrong. I remember reading that the stuff he mentioned was worthless, as most "live bacteria" in a bottle are. But Bio Spira is one that is truly a good product that works. Maybe they'll give me some seeded gravel or sponge squeezeings.
That is what my fish store did.....gave me a big bag of bacteria from her big filter in the back....maybe a sump...I don't know. It sure worked. Since you do not have fish in there yet and you will most likely get your fish from there, I would not be too worried about disease. It worked fine for me and what a breeze compared to the 14 gallon pain in the butt. I will say though, make sure you bring it right home. I did the seeding for the 14 gallon as well but I could not come right home and it was cold. I was afraid to put too much in since there were fish in there. It just did not work with the 14 gallon situtation....bacteria may have died on the way home...took to long...had to make stops, and there were already fish in there so it may not have been able to keep up on the load since I did not put much in because I was afraid the bacteria could have died and I would just be putting in waste.
I have to say that I also used Stability by Seachem in the 56 gallon along with the seeding. If you do seed it, just add a few small fish if you want to go the fish route and don't rush it.
Last edited by HollyinWA; 02-14-2010 at 12:47 PM..