Beneficial bacteria question

Gvilleguy

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I have read posts by forum users who said that as long as the bacteria remain wet, they can go for quite some time. I would think several days is a reasonable guess.
 
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My tank just finished cycling at the wrong time, before I go on vacation I will have someone be able to feed the bacteria in the tank 3 days after I leave. I do not want to add fish yet though because this person does not want to and is not experienced in keeping fish at all so yeah.
 

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We had a similar case the other day on forums. Just throw a raw shrimp or two to feed the bacteria while you are gone and it should be ok.


 
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I will just put in 1 raw shrimp to last the bacteria 3 days of food then when the person can come they remove it and start using the pure ammonia we have to feed the bacteria it's much cleaner.
 

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There is research that the BB doesn't quickly die off if there's no ammonia, as long as it's kept wet it goes dormant & can stay that way for quite a while. Once ammonia is reintroduced it 'wakes up', how quickly depends on how long it's been without an ammonia source
 

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Hmm sounds like a bottle of Stability. The bacteria inside are dormant and in a spore state or form. Once they hit the water, they awaken. At least that's what I made out from their website anyway.


 

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Hmm sounds like a bottle of Stability. The bacteria inside are dormant and in a spore state or form. Once they hit the water, they awaken. At least that's what I made out from their website anyway.
are you sure you're not secretly a Seachem employee? lol j/k
 

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are you sure you're not secretly a Seachem employee? lol j/k
Lol no, but sometimes I do sound like a salesman talking about their products I guess.. I just do a lot of research online and on their website

The thing is, I hate any sales job, but sometimes, I think I would make a pretty good salesman..
 
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