08-21-2012, 04:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Byron
This is one way to seed the bacteria, but personally I would never use this from a fish store. There could be any number of pathogens especially if there is any type of central filtration water system as is common in fish stores today. There are a lot of protozoans occurring in fish presently, and these can often be dormant in the fish but easily spread to other fish weeks later. No new tank is worth the risk, when there are much safer methods available. After all, if one believes in quarantining new fish, then this is no different as it is for the very same reason.
Live plants is the safest, and most effective, and plants will certainly be welcomed by most f the earlier-mentioned fish. Then there are bacteria supplements; Seachem's Stability, Tetra's SafeStart, and Dr.Tim's One and Only are all live bacteria that will seed the tank.
Actually it was the Phosphate i though was the PH....duh....I will check it again tomorrow.
Going to Fish World in Minneapolis tomorrow(can't wait)Just to look at what i can buy when my tank is ready:)
I'm going to get my tank tomorrow...I have the Nutrifin Tap water Conditioner,Nutrifin Cycle and Safe Start to start my new Aquarium.Is this all i need?How long do i need to run it before i add new fish?