Similar BioSpira product

Red wag platy
  • #1
I know a product similar to Biospira has come out. Can someone tell me the name of this product?
 
Shawnie
  • #2
safe start...do a search on it and some ppl have tried it with success and some haven't had great success ...goodluck!

EDIT: heres a link
 
angelfish220
  • #3
If I understand correctly, Safe Start IS biospira, at least the same bacteria but kept so it can be stored at room temp.
 
tzqng8
  • #4
Both posts are correct as I understand it. Same thing as BIO-Spira, just re-formulated to be kept in a spore state.

It was still hard for me to find, though. But, I do know of a place it can be mail ordered from if needed.
 
angelfish220
  • #5
I think that it is commonly avalible in England but not here in the states
 
Shawnie
  • #6
its available here in the states also...just some aren't having luck with it just yet...Ima gonna wait a bit longer before I trust it ...just keep some sponges in your existing tanks for emergency's
 
tzqng8
  • #7
That seems to be the trend. I at least found a place that stocked it in my state! They ship anywhere in the U.S. though, it seems.
 
Butterfly
  • #8
Heres a thread from the Tetra forum. there's some comments by Tetra admin that are interesting and will explain a few things

Carol
 
NeonTetra
  • #9
If you live in the USA here a link to order Tetra SafeStart. I'm thinking about ordering some

 
Shawnie
  • #10
I'm wondering if its safe to start using without it being tested a bit more?
 
tzqng8
  • #11
Based on experience, I'd just say be sure to have a back up plan ready to go. Some filter media from an established tank, some gravel from a friend's healthy tank, etc. I lost several fish recently because the SafeStart did not work as advertised.

Not saying everyone will have that experience, but be aware.
 
COBettaCouple
  • #12
I want to wait & see how it works. Although, I think our system of stuffing filters full of sponges is working for our MTS.
 
Shawnie
  • #13
I so agree CBC...I'm sticking with sponges also..that's the same company that has a product that says no water changes needed for 6 months....I'm allset with that LOL
 
Coffey5030
  • #14
What are sponges?
 
angelfish220
  • #15
basically they are just making bacterial coloneys on a filter media (they are useing sponges) so that when they start a new tank they have bacteria ready to cycle the new tank.
 

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