Can Safe Start be split?

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by lobstahlights, Jul 15, 2015.

  1. l

    lobstahlights Valued Member Member

    Can I buy a big bottle and use it for multiple tanks? How and how long can I store it?
  2. jdhef

    jdhef Moderator Moderator Member

    Tetra recommends that you do not split a bottle. I think this is probably due to not knowing that the bacteria is evenly distributed within the bottle. And while I don't recommend splitting the bottle, to answer your second question, there is an expiration date on the bottle.
  3. OP

    lobstahlights Valued Member Member

    Ah, okay. The bigger bottle is actually a few cents cheaper (because of Amazon reasons?) would it be a problem if I used too much?
  4. VAFish

    VAFish Valued Member Member

    I could be wrong but I don't think you could use too much.

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  5. lbonini1

    lbonini1 Well Known Member Member

    You can't overdose on TSS, any and all bacteria you can get from it is a plus and any surplus will die off and cause no problems.

    That said, I wouldn't split TSS. Yes, it expires.
  6. Gekco

    Gekco Well Known Member Member

    It won't be an issue if you use too much BB. I did read somewhere people day that TSS will expire approximately 6 months after the bottle has been opened, just one issue with that, TSS for some reason doesn't come with a safety seal so you never know 100% if the bottle has been opened or not.
  7. Aquarist

    Aquarist Fishlore Legend Member

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