Seachem Stability or Tetra Safe Start?

  1. R

    RAWRitsEDWIN New Member Member

    Which would be best? I like Stability because I like the Seachem Prime product so I'm assuming since they are the same company, it must be a good product as well. But I read all over the internet that TSS is best, but all I find are posts from a year ago or something. Maybe things have changed.
     
  2. ryanr

    ryanr Moderator Moderator Member

    I'm probably one of Fishlore's biggest advocates for Seachem products ;)

    But, although I can't get TSS in Australia, the evidence of TSS being the best (if not the only effective bacterial supplement) on the market is undeniable.

    There is still a question amongst members and aquarists that Stability may not be the right bacteria (land based vs aquatic).

    Here's an old discussion that may interest you: https://www.fishlore.com/fishforum/general-discussion/64826-research-results-seachem-stability.html
     
  3. ucdcrew

    ucdcrew Valued Member Member

    I've used both. I liked TSS better, after I stopped adding the seachem I had a mini-cycle.
     
  4. Donnerjay

    Donnerjay Well Known Member Member

    I have a strong opinion about Stability, having used it. My opinion is this: it's garbage. Useless. Do not WASTE a penny on it for it will NOT work.

    There. I said it.

    (I love Prime).
     
  5. imperess

    imperess New Member Member

    i used stability worked for me :) but i'll be trying safe start this week in a new tank.. i'll post how it goes.
     
  6. ryanr

    ryanr Moderator Moderator Member

    Glad to see you had success with Stability.

    Just an off-topic question - why wouldn't you just seed media from your 55 for your new 20? Just a thought (no need to reply in this thread)
     
  7. LyndaB

    LyndaB Fishlore Legend Member

    Neither...... I've never used either one nor do I plan on it in this lifetime. I just believe cycling with patience is better for the fish than cycling with a magic potion.
     
  8. ploopy

    ploopy Valued Member Member

    I have started many tanks with tss{6-7}].Didnt have enough filter media at the time to get them all going.It has not failed me yet.Just make sure you follow directions to the t and if you use prime or another product to wait 24hrs before adding tss.Do not worry what your readings are during the 2 weeks after you put it in.