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Old 12-09-2012, 04:50 PM   #1 
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Question Nutrafin Cycle?

I purchased a Marina 5 gallon aquarium set today and it came with something called Nutrafin Cycle: Biological Aquarium Supplement. How does that stuff work? I've never cycled a tank before, so I don't really understand.

Has anyone used this product before?

Also, does the heater have to be on during the cycling? Or off?
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Old 12-10-2012, 08:47 AM   #2 
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The bacteria booster (Nutrafin Cycle) are hit & miss but typically miss. It doesn't hurt to use it but don't count on it. What are you using as an ammonia source for cycling your tank? The heater should be on, if you're doing a fish LESS cycle set it in the low-mid 80's, it helps build up the BB.
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Old 12-10-2012, 08:53 AM   #3 
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i used it. seemed to work ok. you need to shake the bottle alot before use. you also have to feed the bacteria, use fish food for this. the ammonia from the food, will feed the bacteria.
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Old 12-10-2012, 04:21 PM   #4 
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Well, I haven't actually started the cycle yet. I haven't even bought gravel yet!
But, it will be a fishless cycle and I'm going to go to the hardware store for the ammonia. I also have fish food.
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Old 12-10-2012, 05:28 PM   #5 
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think of the nutrifin cycle more as a steroid for the bacteria then anything else
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Old 12-10-2012, 09:28 PM   #6 
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i have a marina 5g tank also but i went with a fish in cycle.
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