Sounds like you're golden, Gale. Happy that worked for you.
So on your recommendation and that of BettaQi I'm going to be able to recommend Special Blend and Nite Out II along with Safestart, One-and-Only and TLC Smartstart.
Thunderloon, whom I go to for cycling advice, tells me the bacteria are actually "put to sleep" before shipping. (He recommended TLC products.)
I think technology may have finally caught up with this important fishkeeping bottleneck. I'm going to post a poll/thread on bottled bacteria. Stand by.