View Full Version : Nitrifying bacteria

12-08-2011, 2:29 PM
Has anybody ever heard of these guys. I have heard of Dr. Tim but never these guys..

12-08-2011, 8:53 PM
Yep, used it several times to cycle a tank in 5 days. It's the real deal.

I suggest that you follow their directions exactly, by ordering the ammonium chloride and dosing accordingly. Please don't let anyone talk you into throwing a dead shrimp in with this. -JMHO

(Feel free to PM me. I will give you my # if you would like to discuss it)

12-08-2011, 10:18 PM
Fritzyme #9, to be exact. I used it in the old days. If you get an expired batched, you'll certainly know by the smell though!

Edit: I still say the best way to cycle a tank is to pee in it though

12-09-2011, 7:57 AM
Buy cured rock and let it be until you see a diatom bloom. Test your water then and you should be good to go.

You can add Stability by Seachem if you want to once you get started with live stock.

There's no requirement to foul the water if you start with cured rock. If you start with uncured rock, the rock will foul the water for you and you'll need to wait longer.