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Tetra SafeStart
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Product Description:
Tetra SafeStartSafeStart accelerates the establishment of the bio-filter in newly set-up freshwater aquariums. The live bacteria start working immediately to provide a safe and healthy environment for your fish without the long wait. SafeStart can also be used after a water change, when adding new fish or after medicating.

Features and Benefits
- Live nitrifying bacteria start working immediately to reduce dangerous ammonia and nitrite.
- SafeStart prevents new tank syndrome for healthy fish.
- The patented mix of Nitrosomonas, Nitrosospira and Nitrospira is proven to work.
- Shelf stable formula requires no refrigeration for added convenience.
Product Specifications:
Available sizes: 1.69 oz, 3.38 oz and 8.45 oz
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User Ratings: (6 reviews)
Overall: 9.04
Value/Cost: 7.17
Effectiveness: 9.50
Quality: 9.67
Ease of use: 9.83
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quepiid has used this product for 0-1 Month.
Overall Rating: 9.25/10 March 14, 2016
"amazingly worked "
my tank has been running with fish in it for 2 weeks and still could not get ammonia to drop without water changes. i bought marinelands bag of bacteria that could "instantly cycle" tanks upto 40 gal (used on a 20) dumped the whole thing with no change even a week later. the n i tried stability api quick start and stress zyme at the same time. and i also tired start zyme from a start up box from walmart. nothing helped. used safe start plus after reading good things about it online and was doubtful but dispret it was almost $20 for a 40 gal treatment. more than anything else i bought by a lot. 12 hrs later still had ammonia and was disappointed. but 24 hours from the time i put it in i have no ammonia. this is the only thing that worked for me. i never tried dr.tims but i never will because i know this works. will use for all future tanks
markl323 has used this product for 0-1 Month.
Overall Rating: 8.25/10 March 25, 2013
"well, it works"
cycled in 24 hours. 0 NH3, 0 nitrate, 5 ppm nitrate.

just need to read instructions , do research in advanced and practice common sense.

value: 5 because it costs way more than Seachem Stability. although i haven't used Stability, i suspect it works. if this works, stability should also work, in theory.

quality: 9 cos it works
effectiveness: 9 cos it works in a short a mount of time
ease of use: 10 can't get easier than this
Borsig has used this product for 0-1 Month.
Overall Rating: 9/10 December 1, 2012
"Effective - 6 day cycle in unseeded 75g"
This product cycled my unseeded, fresh brand new 75g sump setup in six days flat from dosing, using 3.0 PPM amminoa doses.

By day six, my tank was cycling 3.0+ PPm ammonia thru nitrites and into nitrates in 24h.

It should be noted that bottles are stamped with an expiration date, and my bottle was as new as I could find, 11/2013 expiration date, in 11/2012. Its supposed to have a shelf life of a year. i would find a new bottle to ensure quality.

In short? It works, and much better than I anticipated.
jason_nj has used this product for 3-12 Months.
Overall Rating: 9.25/10 April 6, 2011
"It works. nuff said"
I always keep an extra bottle handy in case I need to setup a tank quickly.
cjacob316 has used this product for 0-1 Month.
Overall Rating: 9.75/10 August 18, 2009
"works perfectly"
well i was trying a fishless cycle using pure ammonia and i was having trouble getting it started, I boguth a bottle of this poured it in and almost instantly i started seeing nitrites and then nitrates. I would never add this and fish at the same time, but it is great to use to start a fishless cycle and just keep feeding it ammonia until it's complete, then add fish, but it will easily cut the time from weeks to days
dianas has used this product for 0-1 Month.
Overall Rating: 8.75/10 May 28, 2009
"Helped to quickly cycle a tank"
Used this 1 week into doing a fishless cycle on my 120g. 3 days later, tank was cycled. Before adding it, my nitrites were at 5ppm. Worked fast to finish cycling the tank!
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