Re: [UniQuaria] Re: Using Prime...Nitrite still detectable?
- I have started a 120 gal tank, put my fish (frontosa's) directly into it, I
pour the stability right into the filter before they are plugged in and then
I triple dose daily, never had a spike and the fish were fine and happy. Did
the same thing with my 40 gal corner tank...
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From: "Frank M. Greco" <phrankg@...>
Sent: Saturday, December 31, 2011 7:27 AM
Subject: Re: [UniQuaria] Re: Using Prime...Nitrite still detectable?
> On 12/30/2011 11:34 PM, nonstopmom888 wrote:
>> I used it 2 times until now.
>> First time I used a double dose. After the next 50% water change I used
>> maybe 3-4 times of a normal dose. But I think the fish are not completely
>> happy with it (they swim near the filter close to the surface). Next time
>> I use only a single dose...
>> Afterward my test stripes showed around 1 ppm Nitrite, no ammonia.
>> What is stability? Does it detoxify too?
>> Thanks, Nora
> Stability, by Seachem, is a live bacteria culture that "contains a
> synergistic blend of aerobic, anaerobic, and facultative bacteria which
> facilitate the breakdown of waste organics, ammonia, nitrite and
> nitrate." Not sure how well it works, or even if it works. IME, live
> bacteria cultures are a hit or miss thing. The only possible exception
> to this is a product called BioSpria (now Tetra Safestart). I have used
> this product in the past to start up both large and small systems, and
> it seems to work as claimed.
> Prime is another Seachem product that claims to detoxify nitrite and
> nitrate, but I have no idea how it would do so, and they provide no info
> on their site.
> A simple way to combat nitrite toxicity is the addition of salt to the
> water at a rate of one level teaspoon of salt per gallon of water (table
> salt, marine salt, kosher salt, etc, will do). At this level, there are
> no harmful effects to fish,plants, or biofilter. The chloride ions in
> the salt negate the harmful effect of nitrite.
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- On 12/31/2011 1:26 PM, Painted My QH's wrote:
> I have started a 120 gal tank, put my fish (frontosa's) directly into it, IHi Lana. Good to hear. Like I said, these bacteria products are usually
> pour the stability right into the filter before they are plugged in and then
> I triple dose daily, never had a spike and the fish were fine and happy. Did
> the same thing with my 40 gal corner tank...
hit or miss, but it's good to hear another works as well as the BioSpira.
- Hi again,
thanks again for the info.
Today I purchased Tetra Safe start and just poured it in after a PWC.
Wow, it looked really cloudy and I think the fish were a little confused ;)
At the shop Tetra Safe start was the only bottle that really promised
better result when using it instead writing some vague explanations. I
also looked for Dr. Tim's one and only but they did not carry it in the
shop. The nitrite seems not too bad anymore (with at least daily 50% PWC
it seems to linger around 1 ppm and I think I see some Nitrate coming,
ammonia seems 0 now)
So everything starts looking brighter now :)
Thanks a lot for all the help until now!