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Re: Instant tank cycle drops?
no bottled product can contain "live bacteria". it just is not possible. anyone who tells you otherwise clearly does not understand the life cycle of bacteria, or is justr out for your money.
beneficial bacteria needs 2 things to live. oxygen and food (in the form of ammonia). neither of these things are available in a sealed bottled product. (unless your LFS is opening the bottles and adding ammonia to them daily. but then they wouldnt be sealed, would they? lol)
as media hound mentioned earlier. adding matured media from another established tank, is the only way to introduce true "live bacteria" to your new tank. and even in doing this, certain precautions need to be taken if you have a long travel between the established tank youre taking the media from, and the new tank youre adding it to.
why buy, when you can DIY