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Elahrairah 04-20-2008 01:48 PM

anyone try this?
 
http://www.drsfostersmith.com/produc...=07-52928713-2

Sounds good, but I hesitate because you can't trust the "instant" fix solutions most of the time...

I read on another site that you only need to vac the gravel once every 6 months with this product.

Busgod 04-20-2008 02:30 PM

Artical:
Degradation of alkenones by aerobic heterotrophic bacteria: Selective or not ?
http://drs.nio.org/drs/handle/2264/1034


not sure if it will do anything helpful.

fish_4_all 04-20-2008 02:53 PM

Well it might help breaks down mulm and waste but all it is gonna do is make them non organic dissolved solids which need to be removed anyway. In a minorly stocked system, maybe 1/4 the stocking it could have it might make it safe to change water once every 6 months but I would not chance it with any normal bioload. Even if it was heavily planted.

1077 04-21-2008 02:44 AM

:roll: these quick fix products seldom work and in my opinion are a waste of money. with less feeding and regular maint you could achieve the same results that this product claims to produce. As stated before It will only break down pollution into solids. You will still need to remove them. I would not spend the money when with fifteen minutes a week I could achieve the same results.

Fishcricker 04-21-2008 07:34 PM

Did you notice that they say you might want these items that are posted at the bottom of the add for this item??

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Tells me it's not a fix-all at all.


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