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Tetra Safe Start Water Conditioner, 250 ml

4.7 out of 5 stars 31 customer reviews

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  • Tetra SafeStart contains specially bred, living nitrifying bacteria that substantially reduces the ammonia content by up to fourteenfold and the nitrite content by up to tenfold reduce harmful ammonia and nitrite in tanks
  • 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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Technical Details
Pet TypeFish and Aquatic
Item Weight272 g
Product Dimensions17.6 x 7.6 x 4 cm
Item model numberT170
SizePack Of 1
Weight270 Grams
Number of Items1
Quantity1
Specific UsesIndoor, Suitable for Fresh Water
Batteries RequiredNo
Batteries IncludedNo
  
Additional Information
ASINB003TL5X3Q
Best Sellers Rank 14,069 in Pet Supplies (See top 100)
Shipping Weight281 g
Date First Available22 Jun. 2010
  
 

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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 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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    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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    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 years ago when I first set up my darling wifes aquarium I initially used some APS product and then used Evolution Aqua's Pure Aquarium Balls - none of them worked. Using the APS testing kits could not detect and nitrites or nitrates for weeks. That was until I used Tetra Safe Start. This is the product that kick started my fish tank and within days I noticed nitrites and then nitrates. Was so glad to get the tank cycled after weeks of agony. Don't buy anything else but this. Oh and buy some Seachem Prime for conditioning water.
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    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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    Wow...stupid me cleaned my sponges under the tap and then BAM! my fish health went through the floor...put this in and withing 24hrs everyone was happy....definatly getting more for if and when water quality get a bit iffy again....seemed to help my nitrate overload too....
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    After seeing the positive reviews on here and researching on the internet I decided to give it a try. The bottle has a best before of 07/14 so felt confident using it (I wouldn't of ran the risk if the bottle was older than a couple of months).

    Here's a breakdown of my start up of a 40 gallon tank:

    1) The tank had been running for 4 days before to clear the water (I used a sand substrate so the water needed to clear)
    2) Conditioned the water the day before to remove any bad chemicals in the tap water.
    3) Shook the Tetra safe start bottle.
    4) Emptied half the bottle into my Bio media (Ceramic noodles) and half in the water.
    5) Went to the LFS and purchased 6 Cory catfish (these were the hardiest fish on our wanted list)
    6) Went through the normal process of letting the bag sit on the top of the tank for 20 minutes, then adding some of my water to the bag then waiting another 20 minutes.
    7) I'm on day 5 now and every water test has been perfect.
    8) It says wait 2 weeks before a partial water change but I maybe brave and do it after 1 week.
    9) The Cory catfish are looking good and will be relaxing in my new 40 gallon for the next 2 weeks or so before some new friends arrive.
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    speaking to a few people that have tropical tanks and the have said they have not bothered with this and their fish have not died and they fill their tanks up with TAP water whats going on. I am not taken the chance and this product reduced nitrate levels in 24 hours. i would still use it even with water change. my fish look good. i would buy this again
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    This product was recommended on a tropical fish breeding website. According to them, it prevents many common ailments in tropical fish. I have been using the product for over a year now and have not lost any fish due to water changes, filter cleaning or related tasks. It's really brilliant value for the price as replacing fish can be very costly.
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