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Anybody ever use SuperBac Biological Aquarium cleaner?

Saw this at the LFS thought I wold try it out.

Says it has Bacteria and enzymes to break down organic waste including decaying uneaten food, plant and animal waste.

I have a ton of junk in my tank
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Do some water changes and clean the junk out! No products are going to replace regular maintainance.
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It will break down the "gunk" in your tank. I have seen other products like this and they do work. Word of warning, expect a huge ammonia spike and recycle.

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Saw this at the LFS thought I wold try it out.

Says it has Bacteria and enzymes to break down organic waste including decaying uneaten food, plant and animal waste.

I have a ton of junk in my tank
I am curious, what is the reason for this? Are you overstocked? Are you overfeeding? Do you have less than adequate filtration? If so, IMHO, you are better to address the root causes than to use a band aid solution. The decision to use something like that is really your choice, but personally believe that you would be best served by addressing the root causes and as emoore3 stated follow up with some good preventative maintenance.
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All aquariums have bacterial colonies in them that break down organic waste. That is what mulm is, the detritus from that broken down organic waste. I think you would have a much harder time keeping that bacteria out of the tank than you will have in putting some into the tank. Perhaps this product is another in a long line of ..... words escape me.

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