TSS: Cycling Tank Safe Start Help

  1. VenomGrass

    VenomGrass Member Member

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    Hey.
    My TSS came today.
    Will it actually cycle the tank so I don't need to add it any more (growing a colony of the right bacteria), or does it always need to be added through the life of the tank to top up the bacteria?

    :;thx
     

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    Lucy Moderator Moderator Member

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  3. harpua2002

    harpua2002 Fishlore VIP Member

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    I thought your tank had already cycled... did you get a new tank?
     
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    VenomGrass

    VenomGrass Member Member

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    Nope I have been using stress zyme since setting up. It has been working but from what you guys told me it is the wrong bacteria hence having to add it every week or so; and I don't want that. So because I cant take fish out to cycle the tank properly I asked around and was recommended TSS :p
     
  5. flyin-lowe

    flyin-lowe Well Known Member Member

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    Add the TSS wait about 7-10 days, check the water and you should be good.
     
  6. thorpbrian

    thorpbrian Member Member

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    I recommend doing a large 75% plus water change before adding the TSS.
     
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    VenomGrass

    VenomGrass Member Member

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    Thank You for that thorpbrian; I will
     
  8. Shawnie

    Shawnie Fishlore Legend Member

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    you cannot add TSS with other products in the tank ;)

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    VenomGrass

    VenomGrass Member Member

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    I have just finished treating for ich. Should I wait a few days before adding TSS. How long
     
  10. Meenu

    Meenu Fishlore VIP Member

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    i would wait a couple of days with daily partial water changes to get rid of anything.
     

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