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TETRA SAFE START LIVE BACTERIA FOR AQUARIUMS 100ML

by Tetra

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100Ml
  • Tetra SafeStart contains specially bred, living nitrifying bacteria that substantially reduce harmful ammonia and nitrite in tanks
  • reduces the ammonia content by up to fourteenfold and the nitrite content by up to tenfold
  • can be used when setting up a new aquarium, as well as after use of medicinal products and after every water change
  • an ideal combination with SafeStart is AquaSafe, which establishes an ideal environment for bacteria, thanks to the BioExtract formula
  • keeps for 12 months without cooling at temperatures between 2°C and 30°C. for all freshwater aquariums
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Size Name: 100Ml

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Size: 100Ml
Technical Details
Item Weight9 g
Product Dimensions12.4 x 6.4 x 1.2 cm
Manufacturer referenceT169
Size100Ml
Quantity1
  
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ASINB000S5L59M
Best Sellers Rank 27,904 in Kitchen & Home (See top 100)
Shipping Weight9 g
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Date First Available18 Jun. 2007
  
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Size Name: 100Ml


Creates a biologically active environment to allow the fast introduction of fish into a newly set up aquarium.

Tetra SafeStart contains specially bred, living nitrifying bacteria that Reduces the ammonia content by up to fourteenfold and the nitrite content by up to tenfold.
Can be used when setting up a new aquarium, as well as after use of medicinal products and after every water change.
An ideal combination with SafeStart is AquaSafe, which establishes an ideal environment for bacteria, thanks to the BioExtract formula.
Keeps for 12 months without cooling at temperatures between 2°C and 30°C.
for all freshwater aquariums.

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Podlet on 7 Oct. 2013
Size: 250Ml Verified Purchase
I highly recommend this product. A couple of months ago I had a catastrophic filter failure and effectively had to restart the cycle in my tank, but this time with 16 residents.

Ammonia levels soared, despite trying nearly every bacteria aid product out there, and this continued for 2 months (lots of pwc, more chemicals that I care for). 2 weeks after starting with Tetra Safe Start I have my weekly average ammonia level down from 35ppm to 0ppm and no more nasty chemical additives.

Fantastic - a total must for new or uncycled tanks!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By G. Carey on 24 Feb. 2013
Size: 250Ml Verified Purchase
I started a new tank with a few hardy fish. After six weeks there was still nitrite at unacceptable levels. I use Safe Start and 24 hours later nitrite was at zero.
I have occasionally had a small nitrite spike after changing filters and a small dose of Safe Start has rapidly reduced the nitrite to zero.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By MarkCory on 26 April 2015
Size: 250Ml
Worked for me in two tanks.
1. Set up tank, fill with water (make sure to use a dechlorinator, such as Tetra Aqua Safe)
2. Run filter/s, pump/s and heater/s for 24hours. This isn't just to make sure that all work OK, Tetra have said that Safe Start should be used 24hours after using a dechlorinator product.
3. Lightly stock with fish.
4. At the same time as adding fish, add Safe Start. Shake the bottle vigorously beforehand. The water will go cloudy. This is normal.
5. Feed fish lightly for two weeks.
6. Don't do a substrate clean/partial water change for 2 weeks (unless you've done something wrong and you have a big Ammonia or Nitrite reading after 1 week)
7. After two weeks you should have readings of Ammonia 0, Nitrite 0 and a reading for Nitrate. The reading for Nitrate is good (as long as it isn't excessive) as it shows your tank is cycled/cycling.
8. Do not immediately add more fish after those 2 weeks. Do your normal weekly water change for a couple more weeks at least, all whilst taking water readings. Allow the filter/tank to mature further.
9. When you do add fish, add a small number at a time. Adding too many could result in the filter not coping and your tank could possibly start cycling again.
10. It can take 6 or so months for a tank to be fully mature and stable. So don't ruin your hard work after a successful start by immediately fully stocking with fish you want. Take it slow, or there is a very, very good chance it will all go belly up.

Oh yeah, couple points for potential fishkeepers.
1. You can't overdose with Safe Start. I pretty much double dosed in the two tanks I've used it in. It's not a chemical, it's bacteria, so overdosing (IMO) can only help.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By mjc on 4 Dec. 2013
Size: 250Ml Verified Purchase
I always use this product when I do a water change never had a problem so that I can keep my fish safe in quality water and thoroughly recommend.
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By colin jones on 27 Jun. 2014
Size: 250Ml Verified Purchase
This product is amazing. I bought a fluval edge set it up let it run for a week. I then bought 2 guppies put them in with the correct amount of safe start and tested my water every day. Within 3 days I had a nitrate reading, I continued to test the water every day for 6 weeks and the readings were the same for the whole 6 weeks 10-20 nitrate 0 nitrite 0 ammonia. In fact I've never had nitrite or ammonia. I can honestly say this product cycled my tank in 3 days. AMAZING.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Mr J on 19 Sept. 2013
Size: 250Ml Verified Purchase
I became aware of this product through an online forum. I have a tropical fish tank and although the tank appeared to have cycled several weeks previously I suddenly had a large ammonia spike. The tank is only 45 litres but I used the entire bottle over a period of 2/3 weeks, adding more with each partial water change. The ammonia levels dropped after this time. This product is great for people like me who have an established tank and are having "water issues" or for those who are just setting up. Tetra recommends cycling a tank using Safe Start with only a few fish to begin with but as I have only 6, it was the ideal product. Note; I had fish and ammonia before I used Safe Start - the bacteria in the bottle need something to feed upon.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By chris O on 25 Oct. 2013
Size: 50Ml Verified Purchase
as an essential item you really need to buy a good product water safe is such a product do not buy the cheeper brands
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Elaine Greenland on 31 May 2013
Size: 250Ml Verified Purchase
what can i say it dose just what it says the water is safe for the fish straight away thanks.
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