Tetra Safestart Test

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Re: Tetra Safestart Test

Postby Puffer King on Wed Nov 23, 2011 11:54 am

well to be more precise , its a biological aquarium supplement , that aids in the cycling process by eliminating ammonia and nitrite !! .....so all in all it does work and is a good useful product ..so there :P !! lol
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Re: Tetra Safestart Test

Postby Pufferpunk on Wed Nov 23, 2011 11:56 am

It does not eliminate anything. It is dead bacteria in a bottle. It may feed nitrifying bacteria but so does fish poop!
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Re: Tetra Safestart Test

Postby Puffer King on Wed Nov 23, 2011 11:58 am

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Re: Tetra Safestart Test

Postby Pufferpunk on Wed Nov 23, 2011 12:03 pm

Yes, there may have been live bacteria in there when it was bottled but it all died sitting on the shelf. No claims that the bacteria is LIVE. They even claim it's only a water conditioner. I've been doing this for over 37 years. I'm very familiar with this product. ;)
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Re: Tetra Safestart Test

Postby Puffer King on Wed Nov 23, 2011 12:06 pm

actually the bacteria is in hibernation ......check out the clip i posted and watch the ' professional ' video clip , thankyou .
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Re: Tetra Safestart Test

Postby sevenyearnight on Wed Nov 23, 2011 12:09 pm

Not to be argumentative just for the sake of, but without a properly controlled, monitored and documented experiment, you cannot just say that the product worked. I mean of course, technically you can say anything, but without having anything solid to support your claims, you could say a magic meatloaf plant crapped in your aquarium and cycled it instantly, it would have the same effect.
Either way, this thread is about whether or not Tetra Safestart works as it claims, so that we can have something to refer people to when they are in a situation that would benefit from this product. Please keep that in mind, throwing out unsupported randoms claims about an entirely different product isn't very helpful. But feel free to conduct and document your own experiment in a new thread if you would like to if you wish to defend your claims on Cycle.
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Re: Tetra Safestart Test

Postby Pufferpunk on Wed Nov 23, 2011 12:13 pm

One more comment--of course Hagen is going to claim their product works. They are trying to sell it! Many of us have been there, tried that product. Some here have been in the hobby 20 years longer than myself & still claim it to be garbage dead bacteria in a bottle. Nothing new here.
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Re: Tetra Safestart Test

Postby Puffer King on Wed Nov 23, 2011 12:15 pm

actually i disagree , i was simply stating the fact that i and other fellow fishkeepers have used cycle with great success . And seeing as this thread was about a similar product on the market , it seems most relevant . thankyou .
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Re: Tetra Safestart Test

Postby J-P on Wed Nov 23, 2011 12:16 pm

having a product neutralize the harmful ammonia and nitrite in an aquarium is not new... that is a chemical added to allow "fish in" cycling.
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Re: Tetra Safestart Test

Postby sevenyearnight on Wed Nov 23, 2011 1:35 pm

Day 24

pH 7.2
KH 6°
Ammonia 0.0
Nitrite 0.0
Nitrate <20.0

Changes: Small water partial, and I have added 4 Odessa Barbs, I well have to pick up 1 or 2 more. I considered stocking the tank with Cardinal Tetras, but decided to save them for another tank for a Llanos Biotope.
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Re: Tetra Safestart Test

Postby bertie 83 on Wed Nov 23, 2011 4:05 pm

Shall I get a bottle of cycle, and test it?. I doubt it will do anything though.
It's amazing how easy maintenance is. If done regularly and thoroughly
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Re: Tetra Safestart Test

Postby Puffer King on Wed Nov 23, 2011 4:32 pm

yep test it , see what happens ! .....BTW the cycle formula was changed late 2008 , previous to this date the product was pretty sh*te , but the new formula that im talking about does work . Try it and see for yourself ! haha
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Re: Tetra Safestart Test

Postby sevenyearnight on Thu Nov 24, 2011 12:09 am

And an updated photo:
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Re: Tetra Safestart Test

Postby Pufferpunk on Thu Nov 24, 2011 2:53 am

Did you buy the moss mounted on the wood like that? I see aquatic gardens is selling it.
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Re: Tetra Safestart Test

Postby sevenyearnight on Thu Nov 24, 2011 3:45 am

No, I bought the wood from a man in California, and the flame moss off of the Planted Tank Forum, it's super glued and tied on.
I still have enough wood left over to set up a 4' tank easily, I bought a bulk lot for $50 including shipping :D
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