Tank Cycle Supplements

Discussion in 'Biological/Natural Filtration and Deep Sand Beds' started by highlander, 23 Jul 2008.

  1. highlander

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    Hi guys,

    New question, what supplements are good to help cycle a tank? One person told me that organic aqua b-bac is good and introduces 'seeds' for copepods...
     
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    Mike Retired Moderator

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    Personally i would rather leave the tank to cycle naturally than create a chemical soup, it doesn't take long really.
     
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    yip doing it natural is always better:)
     
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    yeah maybe so, getting abit impatient, but arent there any supplements you can add that helps to culture beneficial bacteria and things like copepods?
     
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    you can buy copepods to add to those present.
     
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    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Hi Highlander. I would only advise the use of supplements to boost your cycle should/if you are in an emeregency case to move livestock over to another tank or you have a tank that has broken out into a mini cycle. Otherwise be patient and wait it out. ;) You can however dose bacteria food to your system eg Organic Aqua Bbac.
     
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    ask mekaeel, he used some bacteria that shortend the cycle
     
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    Or a bottle you buy at the LFS that is called :"Cycle"
     
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    Can u buy copepods? if so where?
     
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    Haven't heard of anyone selling them, they come along with good live rock, the other thing you can do is get some DSB "livesand" from another reefer to seed your DSB etc.
     
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    Well you can buy them in the UK, i just assumed SA was up to speed:)
     
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    We only just got clownfish, I think pods will follow soon ;)
     
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    Well i used Organic Aqua along with a few of the Zeo products.
     
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    they don't ship to SA


    Saw some business in the US that ONLY sells pods and DSB starter and refresher kits. You can choose the species you want or opt for the variety pack. Via courier nogal.

    :( No, they don't ship to SA.
     
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    You can add Seachem's "Stability". Works very well.
     
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    Damn beaurocracy.:nono:
     
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    what does seachem stability do? ive been waiting almost 3 weeks for the tank to cycle and added another 10 kg live rock early this week. But i dont relly see any signs of copepods... only 1 or 2 bug looking things on the rock...
     
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    Highlander. Look at your tank at night using a torch,and you will be surprised with the amount of pods and other critters running around the tank.
     
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