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Conversation Between Hallyx and finnfinnfriend
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  1. Hallyx
    10-10-2013 10:52 AM - permalink
    Am I missing something? I thought you had seeded gravel and/or media.
  2. finnfinnfriend
    10-10-2013 08:41 AM - permalink
    Well...I will just see what happens...if it doesn't do a thing at all, I will probably just end up getting safestart....
  3. Hallyx
    10-10-2013 03:15 AM - permalink
    Well, Stability is way better than Nutrafin Cycle. It's the one professional aquarist Carl Strhmeyer recommends. But his article was written before BioSpira morphed into Safestart and Dr Tim's O&O, and all the rest came onto the market.
  4. finnfinnfriend
    10-09-2013 08:59 PM - permalink
    Well...I didn't want to wait any longer so I bought some. I hope it works because I am not spending any more money on bacteria.
  5. Hallyx
    10-09-2013 07:06 AM - permalink
    Not for cycling. It disolves gunk and promotes a biofilm for the real bacteria to latch onto. You still have to wait for the real nitrifying bacteria to fall out of the sky. As far as I can tell, it does not contain nitrosomonsas or nitrospia (or nitrobacter), which are autotorophic bacteria. It has heterotrophic bacteria.
  6. finnfinnfriend
    10-08-2013 12:23 PM - permalink
    Have you heard any good things about seachem stability?
  7. finnfinnfriend
    10-07-2013 04:20 PM - permalink
    I do have another cycled tank, but it's just my little 2.5g betta tank....

    Ha! I always knew I wasn't entirely human...
  8. Hallyx
    10-07-2013 03:46 AM - permalink
    Sometimes there just isn't any bacteria in the air when you need it. I thought you had another cycled tank..not so?

    Btw, green is the color that humans have the most acuity in apprehending.
  9. finnfinnfriend
    10-06-2013 11:58 PM - permalink
    Alright, so my water params as of today before my water change were: 1ppm or .5ppm ammonia (that stupid test is so hard to read accurately), 0 nitrite, 2-3ppm nitrate. I ahven't been able to change the water before today because I have been sick. Looks like I will be picking up a bottle of safestart after school tomorrow...This has got me really frustrated.
  10. finnfinnfriend
    09-30-2013 03:55 PM - permalink
    Well the way I see it, a bottle of aquasafe costs as much as a school of replacement tetras....and who knows how long it would take to cycle gotta pick your battles I guess...

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