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Conversation Between finnfinnfriend and Hallyx
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  1. 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.
  2. finnfinnfriend
    10-08-2013 12:23 PM - permalink
    Have you heard any good things about seachem stability?
  3. 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...
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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...
  7. Hallyx
    09-30-2013 04:31 AM - permalink
    If you can afford it, that's the way to go. That's what I'd do.
  8. finnfinnfriend
    09-30-2013 12:58 AM - permalink
    I might just get some safestart....I don't want those tetras to suffer too much longer....I'm surprised they have been thriving this long.
  9. Hallyx
    09-28-2013 06:38 AM - permalink
    Darn cycle crashed. I know you know not to put fish in 1.0ppm ammonia. So dose up and let it recycle. Use Safestart if you like.
  10. finnfinnfriend
    09-27-2013 11:40 PM - permalink
    I just checked today and it was: 1ppm ammonia; 0ppm nitrite; 2-3ppm nitrate....I have no clue whats going on...
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