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  1. #31

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    Friends don't let friends drink alone, and I'm there for you man - Cliff After all that virtual alcohol it's time to sober up with some virtual food - mommy1 I can't drink alone mate - ScottishFish I won't thank you because it's a thankless job 7 also I cannot find any CUC type gifts but thanks [ - 850R Cheers bud - Cliff 
    Time for a Pint? I cannae drink alone - ScottishFish Implied message here. - mommy1 Congrats MOTM !!! - Cliff Cheers! - escamosa I dunno why I'm giving you a skunkloach as your prize,. They just sound cool! :) - escamosa 
    Merry Christmas - KingFisher Merry Christmas - Cliff Merry Christmas!! - ScottishFish Happy X-mas! :-) - MCHRKiller Thanks for the birthday wishes - mommy1 
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    So far no one has reported any fish dying off or tanks crashing. It's been all great reviews so far. Still a bit early though. I may give this a shot in a few months. I would like to know a bit more and see people's experiences for a little while longer.
    Thar she blows!!!

  2. #32

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    Happy Mother's Day! - Slaphppy7 For 7,000 posts!! - steeler58 Thanks for the rep!! - steeler58 For working with new fish keepers! Outstanding this month. - Taurus Just Because - Surfdog 
    A round for the fallen this Memorial Day weekend. - Compass I had no cup, so I put it on a bun... - Slaphppy7 You are amazing! So smart and giving. - SeaLady Can't give you any more rep, but well said! - steeler58 Thank again!! You seem to enjoy your coffee. - steeler58 
    Thanks for the rep!! - Compass this doesnt look like pie... not the right kind.. - Sandz for providing solid guidance to others - RiversGirl Thanks for the rep! :) - Compass cheers - Fishhook 
    Using up my winnings on my friends! - Compass No Message - Fishhook beeeeeeeer! - Sandz Bottoms up! (even though you don't drink, lol) - Slaphppy7 We miss you... - Compass 

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    Why don't you just add another canister filter or clean the filter more often instead of dumping more chemicals in the tank?
    Last edited by mommy1; 05-16-2013 at 01:37 PM.
    When I go fishing I just place a sharp rock in the water and sit there waiting for all the dead fish to float to the top... Kingfisher
    Brutal honesty will be shown on this screen.
    I think my fish is adjusting well to the four gallon, He's laying on his side attempting to go to sleep on the bottom of the gravel.
    Tolerance is a great thing to have, so is the ability to shut up.

    I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you.


  3. #33

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    Agreed... why mess around w/ chems if you don't need to? Just add a sponge and cut it down to the size you want. Tried, tested and true. It will help.
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  4. #34

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    Friends don't let friends drink alone, and I'm there for you man - Cliff After all that virtual alcohol it's time to sober up with some virtual food - mommy1 I can't drink alone mate - ScottishFish I won't thank you because it's a thankless job 7 also I cannot find any CUC type gifts but thanks [ - 850R Cheers bud - Cliff 
    Time for a Pint? I cannae drink alone - ScottishFish Implied message here. - mommy1 Congrats MOTM !!! - Cliff Cheers! - escamosa I dunno why I'm giving you a skunkloach as your prize,. They just sound cool! :) - escamosa 
    Merry Christmas - KingFisher Merry Christmas - Cliff Merry Christmas!! - ScottishFish Happy X-mas! :-) - MCHRKiller Thanks for the birthday wishes - mommy1 
    A cup of coffee to get you going on that build. - Strider199 Merry xmas! - ScottishFish Merry Christmas - mommy1 Happy New Year - mommy1 Thank you for the birthday wishes. - mommy1 

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    you're not adding a chemical, but pro-biotic bacteria. this does look very promising so far.
    Thar she blows!!!

  5. #35

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    Happy Mother's Day! - Slaphppy7 For 7,000 posts!! - steeler58 Thanks for the rep!! - steeler58 For working with new fish keepers! Outstanding this month. - Taurus Just Because - Surfdog 
    A round for the fallen this Memorial Day weekend. - Compass I had no cup, so I put it on a bun... - Slaphppy7 You are amazing! So smart and giving. - SeaLady Can't give you any more rep, but well said! - steeler58 Thank again!! You seem to enjoy your coffee. - steeler58 
    Thanks for the rep!! - Compass this doesnt look like pie... not the right kind.. - Sandz for providing solid guidance to others - RiversGirl Thanks for the rep! :) - Compass cheers - Fishhook 
    Using up my winnings on my friends! - Compass No Message - Fishhook beeeeeeeer! - Sandz Bottoms up! (even though you don't drink, lol) - Slaphppy7 We miss you... - Compass 

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    Seems more like people are trying to get out of doing filter and tank maintenance.
    When I go fishing I just place a sharp rock in the water and sit there waiting for all the dead fish to float to the top... Kingfisher
    Brutal honesty will be shown on this screen.
    I think my fish is adjusting well to the four gallon, He's laying on his side attempting to go to sleep on the bottom of the gravel.
    Tolerance is a great thing to have, so is the ability to shut up.

    I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you.


  6. #36

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    Well, if it decreases work on the side of the aquarist without adverse effects on the side of the fish, what is wrong with adding probiotic bacteria? Avoiding work only is bad when it risks the health of the fish. If there is a way to keep fish healthy with a bit less work then what is the problem? Keeping fish also is about enjoying the beauty without bothering with upkeep all the time.

  7. #37

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    Happy Mother's Day! - Slaphppy7 For 7,000 posts!! - steeler58 Thanks for the rep!! - steeler58 For working with new fish keepers! Outstanding this month. - Taurus Just Because - Surfdog 
    A round for the fallen this Memorial Day weekend. - Compass I had no cup, so I put it on a bun... - Slaphppy7 You are amazing! So smart and giving. - SeaLady Can't give you any more rep, but well said! - steeler58 Thank again!! You seem to enjoy your coffee. - steeler58 
    Thanks for the rep!! - Compass this doesnt look like pie... not the right kind.. - Sandz for providing solid guidance to others - RiversGirl Thanks for the rep! :) - Compass cheers - Fishhook 
    Using up my winnings on my friends! - Compass No Message - Fishhook beeeeeeeer! - Sandz Bottoms up! (even though you don't drink, lol) - Slaphppy7 We miss you... - Compass 

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    What is so difficult about weekly water changes and filter cleaning? If cleaning the tank and filters once a week is too much work you need to find a new hobby. Ever think of stamp collecting?
    When I go fishing I just place a sharp rock in the water and sit there waiting for all the dead fish to float to the top... Kingfisher
    Brutal honesty will be shown on this screen.
    I think my fish is adjusting well to the four gallon, He's laying on his side attempting to go to sleep on the bottom of the gravel.
    Tolerance is a great thing to have, so is the ability to shut up.

    I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you.


  8. #38

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    It's just another cost added to your maintenance, rather than the little time it could take to clean things. How often, do you suppose, would you have to add this probiotic bacteria? Weekly? Every other day? Every day? I've taken probiotics before, as a diet supplement in the form of a pill, to stimulate my metabolism. It was a fad several years ago (probably ongoing) to aid in weight loss and muscle gain - melt the harmful fat, build muscle + keep the good fat. Now people are throwing it into their aquariums, despite studies on probiotics and the digestive tract showing nothing of significance, in regards to helping the metabolism or digestion in any way.

    Probiotics naturally occur and live in the gut of humans and animals, including fish... they do not naturally exist in water, and the only reason they're in some foods, is because it's artificially added through bacterial cultures. How long, do you suppose, this bacteria can survive in yogurt on the shelves, then in your fridge, and the time it takes to reach your stomach? That being said, I have no idea how someone could argue that probiotics in water could have a favorable effect on mulm in fish tanks.

    It's probably as effective as adding beneficial bacteria in a bottle, like Stress Zyme. The bacteria is either dead or half-dead and can probably do some good, but the effects would be negligible.
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  9. #39

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    Friends don't let friends drink alone, and I'm there for you man - Cliff After all that virtual alcohol it's time to sober up with some virtual food - mommy1 I can't drink alone mate - ScottishFish I won't thank you because it's a thankless job 7 also I cannot find any CUC type gifts but thanks [ - 850R Cheers bud - Cliff 
    Time for a Pint? I cannae drink alone - ScottishFish Implied message here. - mommy1 Congrats MOTM !!! - Cliff Cheers! - escamosa I dunno why I'm giving you a skunkloach as your prize,. They just sound cool! :) - escamosa 
    Merry Christmas - KingFisher Merry Christmas - Cliff Merry Christmas!! - ScottishFish Happy X-mas! :-) - MCHRKiller Thanks for the birthday wishes - mommy1 
    A cup of coffee to get you going on that build. - Strider199 Merry xmas! - ScottishFish Merry Christmas - mommy1 Happy New Year - mommy1 Thank you for the birthday wishes. - mommy1 

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    the powder form of the pro-biotic bacteria is actually viable spores. so it's not a gimmick like the 'bacteria in a bottle' fish store junk. this product has been used for years in septic tank systems which we all know has ALOT of 'mulm buildup'. lol.

    this whole idea came about with the new fad of fishfoods offering higher priced 'pro-biotic foods'. these foods contain the same strains of bacteria you can easily get in bulk from buying the same septic bacteria. there are also other benefits ontop of the lower filter maintenance. the good pro-biotic bacteria out competes bad bacteria which leads to less chance of infections and such. also supposed to help fishes digestive systems. even water clarity has said to be clearer. I'm definitely interested in keeping up with how this goes more longterm in aquariums.
    Last edited by Crispy; 05-17-2013 at 02:42 PM.
    Thar she blows!!!

  10. #40

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    Eating "probiotic" foods makes sense (if it actually works), since probiotics aid in digestion. It's good for the fish. Just adding it to water? I don't know. Is it even scientifically proven to work in septic tanks, or is product advertising swaying the minds of septic tank owners? They didn't start substituting the word "advertising" for "propaganda" for nothing. Propaganda began to have negative connotations. ;P
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