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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 11-12-2012, 12:13 AM Thread Starter
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tetra safe start

ive decided to give this a shot. i read the back and it said that it has nitrosomonas, nitrosospira, and nitrospira which i believe are the bacteria needed for the nitrogen cycle. i added it to my tank then an hour later added 5 neon tetras. its been about 4 hours now. ill let you guys know what happens. i havent taken any water teests yet. maybe later but the tetras seem to be fine. they're schooling and swimming about. i might get 5 more because 5 is just a really sad school of fish but it dependis on if/ when i get shrimp and it still looks too crowded and such.
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Youll find some people have success and some dont with this product. Ive cycled 3 tanks in under 5 days with safe start and 1 tank that didnt cycle with it. 75% success rate in my experience.

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As long as the product has been properly cared for during shipping it should work really well. If it has over heated or frozen then the bacteria die.
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