Tetra Safestart Test

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Re: Tetra Safestart Test

Post by RTR » Wed Dec 07, 2011 12:02 pm

The product Cycle has been tested numerous times by numerous hobbyists. Some folks do report positive results, but so do they after using other quack nostrums. Cycle is worthless. I base that opinion on real experiments which included tests for viable bacteria and/or dormant forms. Even the freshest bottles lacked any viable bacteria capable of establishing in FW tanks and which could support nitrification. Q.E.D. Accept or reject that as you wish, but the product is not FW bacteria capable of supporting nitrification in FW tanks.
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Re: Tetra Safestart Test

Post by Pufferpunk » Wed Dec 07, 2011 1:50 pm

Any product that claims you need to keep adding it, isn't "establishing" anything.
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Re: Tetra Safestart Test

Post by sevenyearnight » Mon Dec 12, 2011 9:51 am

6 weeks:

pH 7.6
KH 4°
Ammonia 0.0
Nitrite 0.0
Nitrate 10.0

Changes: I had raised the temp to 82-83° F, added Frogbit.

The parameters held for 6 weeks, so I'm considering this experiment complete. The product, Tetra Safestart, did what it claimed.

I'll update again when I transfer the new filter over.
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Re: Tetra Safestart Test

Post by sevenyearnight » Wed Jan 11, 2012 8:42 pm

I thought I would post an update. The filter has been switched over for some time now, with the media placed into the new filter. The Eheim is of course an awesome filter as a side note. The tank is still stable. I moved some of the ceramic noodles to my future Ram tank, and it cycled it pretty much instantly. I then later had to do a major rescape on my 75 gallon, and needed to upgrade the filter, added new fish, and had a some ammonia readings, so I took the media from the future Ram tank, put it in the 75 gallon's filter, and it took a day and a half, but it re-cycled it as well.
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