Hi everyone! :)
Before I pack up my little dog for another run to Petco or Petsmart tonight lol, I was hoping to get a little feedback on what everyone thinks about Tetra's Safestart in a 5g tank. I gather the smallest size they sell is a 50ml, which is suitable for tanks up to 15g, but does not state a minimum size. Is it worth a try to help speed up the cycling process?
You see, my tap water, unfortunately, already tests at .25ppm. I do use Prime, and I double dose to be on the safe side and of course the ammonia level still shows up on the tests....a fact that makes ME paranoid lol....The tank is now lightly planted (something I'm very excited about, will post a pic on my other thread
), with one of the plants being Anacharis which is growing nicely and which I assume is my primary helper in keeping my ammonia test results to the .25ppm reading I still get when the tank is due for the next 50% water change I like to do every third day for peace of mind...needless to say I won't relax or feel better til I see that test tube with a pee yellow reading lol...so, what do you guys think, good product or a waste of money?
Also, the product directions state it's safe to add the fish immediately after the product...but I'm a little skeptical about that...has anyone done so safely? I'm wary of any unhealthy spikes and I was thinking of putting him back in his 1.5g for a little while...that's if I go ahead and purchase the product.