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Conversation Between Hallyx and finnfinnfriend
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  1. finnfinnfriend
    10-16-2013 07:15 PM - permalink
    Yay! The ammonia went from .5ppm to .25ppm in a few days without me doing anything! Plus the nitrates have risen to a little above 5ppm! Yayyyy!!!
  2. finnfinnfriend
    10-14-2013 11:29 AM - permalink
    Yes. I have 5 neon tetras in there. It's a 10g.
  3. Hallyx
    10-14-2013 10:29 AM - permalink
    Remind me...what are you using for an ammonia source. Is that fish-in?
  4. finnfinnfriend
    10-14-2013 10:06 AM - permalink
    Don't remember the exact sell by date, but it was sometime in 2015. I added it friday afternoon, came back and checked the prams on sunday afternoon. The ammonia was the same as when I left, no nitrite as usual, and the nitrates were a little higher. So I think it is staring to work! I just gotta give it some more time and keep checking, but that sounds promising to me...
  5. Hallyx
    10-11-2013 02:14 AM - permalink
    What's the sell-by date on the TSS? Let me know how it works for you.
  6. finnfinnfriend
    10-10-2013 08:36 PM - permalink
    No, There is no gravel in my betta tank and it has a sponge filter so I don't want to cut a piece off of it. Guess what though, I just bought some safestart today lol. Found a bottle for five bucks. Im going to put it in tomorrow.

    By the way, I lost one of my tetras today :(. The filter got him. I added prefilter sponges on both filters so that doesn't happen again...
  7. Hallyx
    10-10-2013 10:52 AM - permalink
    Am I missing something? I thought you had seeded gravel and/or media.
  8. 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....
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
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