Special blend

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  1. rincewind98

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    Has anyone had any experience with special blend?I've been told it does wonders for a tank and its a natural product.Was wondering if anyone had anything good or bad to say about it?
     
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  3. LouiseS

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    I have used special blend since I first started up my tank and think it is fantastic stuff. Always have a bottle and use the maintenance dose regularly.

    Just follow the instructions as provided on the bottle as too much can apparently be a problem.

    @HenkHugo can probably provide you with more scientific reasons for its effectiveness :)
     
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    Excellent product, use it regularly.
    I wouldn't be too concerned about overdosing, im often a bit heavy a handed when adding it and have never seen any ill effects.
     
  5. HenkHugo

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    Sorry for the late response! I've been in Florida and Ohio meeting with the guys at MicrobeLift and OmegaOne.

    Special Blend is 100% natural bacteria and you cannot over dose. To prove a point to someone i once dosed 1us Gal (3.8L) a day for two days on a 680L tank. No negative impact on the tank at all.
     
  6. Sammy

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    Great stuff, as it says on the tin, an ecosystem in a bottle, totally natural.

    Just don't open the bottle around someone you luv :thumbup:
     
  7. LouiseS

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    Good news as I just bought a big, big, big bottle for my new tank :) (but do want to make it last so do plan on following instructions!)
    @HenkHugo is the offer to visit your warehouse still open?
     
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    Indeed it is. I always welcome hobbiest to come and see what we do but as you know we don't supply direct. I'll PM you my number to setup a visit.
     
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    @HenkHugo - no problem. Just interested in finding out more about the Microbe-Lift products and I have heard your spot is impressive to see :thumbup:
     
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    lol the stuff smells funky. When you are going to dose it or any bacteria you should switch off your skimmer for about 2 hours. I know you dont actually have to but it makes a big difference. I think bacteria gets skimmed out before it does much good, so with the skimmer off the bacteria has enough time to activate and get to work. It also makes a difference if you switch off your skimmer when carbon dosing
     
  11. CarlosF

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    i have had special blend bleach all my my leathers and mushrooms after dosing it and i followed all the right dosaged. i have now moved to zeovits zeobak
     
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    I SERIOUSLY doubt that dude. Everyone uses it and ive never heard of it bleaching softies :1eek:
     
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    Ive also used bottles and bottles of it and never had any bad batches. Super stuff for me for almost 8 months now and only gave me great results...
     
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    I have been using Special Blend for going on 10 months now. And I will never ever be without it. It works wonders in a tank!!!
     
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    I don't no of any other hobbyist that had any bad results in their aquariums by using special blend. I have personally added 2 gallons of special blend to an aquarium of 3000 litres without having any bad effect on any of the corals.
     
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    I wasnt saying the product is bad or what ever as i knw lots have succes all i said is what happened to me. the person asked whats or opinion of the product so thats what we all did. i had a crap experiance so i will never use it again, maybe just to start a system but not one with any corals in again.
     
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    If i can weigh in here, it was a bit childish to delete Carlos' posts. There i said it. He was commenting on his seemingly bad experience and got wacked for it, why?
     
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    the product works well, i dose every thurs and fri eve as i usually add something on weekends...
    the only bad point is that is smell like you hiding dead bodies under the tank...
     
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    Yes mods please do explain y my post got deleted then
     
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    hmmm the smell reminds me of vrot eiers - lovely :D
     
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    I still see the above "deleted post"? :confused1:
     
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