Important Update: Tetra Safe Start in Australia (bacterial supplements)

Discussion in 'Water Conditioners and Supplements' started by ryanr, Jun 15, 2010.

  1. ryanr

    ryanrModeratorModerator Member

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    Hi all,
    I have just received a response from the Australian distributors of Tetra products regarding availability of the Tetra Safe Start bacterial supplement.

    The question:
    The answer:
    So where does that leave us Aussies?

    Alternatives would be:

    Aquasonic Bio Culture - probably the best alternative -

    Seachem Stability - mixed views/results from members - Seachem - Stability

    Any others?
     
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    Thanks Lucy.

    Certainly explains why I could never find it over here lol
     
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    Wow, your import laws are really strict! It's got to be nice knowing they go so far to protect y'all but also so frustrating.

    I just love the governmental logic that TSS would need to be treated with gamma rays to allow it in the country--talk about a real life catch-22!

    -Lisa
     
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    Yep, we certainly don't live in the land of the free or the home of the brave.

    It's nice living in a dictatorial democracy

    Now - I'll completely contradict every piece of advice I've given about Stability - if our laws prohibit the bacteria in TSS, then how do we get Stability into the country :;sh ??? (note: aquasonic is made in Aus)

    Food for thought... maybe it's the specific strain of bacteria in TSS that's banned .

    edit: To all - given this is purely an information posting, I will close it. If you have another suggestion for bacterial supplements/additives available to Australia, please send me a pm/visitor message on my profile and I will update the thread.
     
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