Hey everyone. I did some research before setting up my new tank recently, and discovered bacteria additives like Microbe-Lift & Tetra Safestart. The general concept sounded good, and many people seemed to stand behind these products.
I have been using Microbe-Lift special blend as a booster to the cycling process so far, but today I've come across a few negative views on these products. They seem to believe that these bottles of bacteria prolong the cycling process and potentially put your fish in greater danger.
I just wanted to gather some opinions on them here, as there seems to be a great wealth of first hand knowledge on these forums.
I check the tank water daily, and do changes when necessary (About 20% every other day so far) Should I keep using the additives, or just let the cycle run it's course without "assistance"?
There is one Betta in the tank. And yes, I wish I had waited until this had run it's course before getting him for his sake, but he's doing great so far.