Biological additives are a waste of money. Your LFS is selling you snake oil to make $$$. Seachem Prime or Safe for chlorine & chloramine neutralization is all you need. The rest is proper maintenance.
Quality fish food. Spare parts to service filtration systems, back-up (extra) heaters, air pumps, etc.Any other products that are useful?
Exactly this. Seachem Stability is just BS in a bottle.Is this not the same tank that you set up on April 16th?
If so your tank is now cycled because it's been running for over 6 weeks with fish in the tank.
You could have achieved the same results without adding bottled products.
I personally, like a lot of others, use Seachem Safe when doing water changes.
It's basically a concentrated version of Prime that is far more economical.
Those infamous you tube boobs who promote this **** are sponsored by Seachem and get free stuff for their support. Yeah gotta believe them that it works.Seachem is doing mighty well with their products. I gather nobody likes any bacteria additive at all. In theory if you add it directly to biological media in your canister it should help but probably not to degree that it claims. Some infamous "YOUTUBE" guys love the product and it doesn't harm fish no matter the usage.
St. Augustine is on the coast so there is salt water intrusion to the aquifer. The further you go south in FL the poorer the water quality with a few exceptions. Water is not bad all over. I did this for a living so sorry dear you don't know the whole story. There are deep water injection wells that come into play, salt water intrusion, etc. etc. FL clearly does not have pristine water like some areas of the country but there is a lot of variation in the state and is not as bad as you make it out to be.Hi!😃
Not to disagree with you buttt nope!! Sorry... I live in St. Augustine and then there's Jacksonville then Georgia, you can't get any more "north or inland", hon. Water is bad all over believe me! If it isn't sooo chlorinated then it's swamp but we've figured a way around it all for our babies!😂😂😂