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One & Only Live Nitrifying Bacteria 8oz - Reef Pure - Dr. Tim`s Aquatics

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ONE & ONLY Live Nitrifying Bacteria 8oz - Reef Pure - Dr. Tim`s Aquatics

Use One & Only when setting up a new tank, after a water change, cleaning your filter, when adding new fish and after a disease treatment to control ammonia and nitrite.

The key to setting up a successful aquarium is to quickly convert the fish waste to a non-toxic form. This is done by nitrifying bacteria. Under normal conditions it can take 30 to 45 days for these bacteria to become naturally established in a newly set-up aquarium. Unfortunately, during this time period, ammonia and nitrite can increase to levels toxic to fish – a process called New Tank Syndrome. For years, it was assumed that two particular species of nitrifying bacteria were responsible for this process but original scientific research by Dr. Timothy Hovanec showed this not to be the case. This is one reason why nitrification products have failed to work in the past.

One & Only Live Nitrifying Bacteria are the result of the latest scientific research and are used by public aquariums and professionals around the world.

Overview:

  • Eliminates new tank syndrome
  • Instantly creates a biofilter
  • Removes toxic ammonia and nitrite, naturally
  • No sulfur or other offensive odors
  • No wait needed
  • 100% natural

Specifications:

  • Treats 120 gallons / 454 liters
  • Dose = 10 ml per 10 gallons of aquarium water
  • Cannot be overdosed; use entire contents for best results
  • Good for 6 months at room temperature, 1 year at 50°F
  • Best to keep refrigerated for longest shelf life. 

Manufacturer Info

Dr. Tim`s Aquatics is the merging of the twin passions of the founder: fishkeeping and science. They make setting up and maintaining an aquarium easy by sharing practical advice and proven products developed through years of experience and their own real science.

Their products are developed with a simple goal – to make fishkeeping easy. You don`t need to be a biologist or chemist - they`ve got that covered! You don`t have to make mistakes – they`ve made hundreds so you can learn from them. Just have a little patience. There`s no magic or secrets – they`ve done the research and produced the products.

Dr. Tim has published numerous peer-reviewed scientific papers on nitrifying bacteria and filtration for aquariums and aquatic life-support systems. He also has written dozens of articles and columns for aquarium trade and hobby magazines. He has been an invited speaker to many national and international conferences and regularly speaks to aquarium societies.

Dr. Tim hold numerous patents for nitrifying bacteria, their use to accelerate nitrification in aquatic systems and their detection using molecular methods.

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Never used a product of Dr. Tim’s before. Not all that excited about this one. Followed the recipe for success on Dr Tim’s website exactly. Had no results after over a week. Contacted Dr. Tim, he was very helpful and seemed to suggest that my live rock or sand could be working against his pr...Read More
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Not really seeing the same results as others
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Followed the directions exactly. Tank using live rock and live sand. Perfect pH, specific gravity, temp (78 +/- 0.2 degrees). Have seen zero testing changes. All I have is a nice ammonia tank after about 4 days. With all the hype and reviews on this I would have expected to see some test results...Read More
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Definitely assisted with cycllying

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I typically don't add nitryifying bacteria when starting a new tank, I tend to be a fan of waiting it out but I had a significant bacteria bloom in the tank that I wanted to address. I added this product and after 2 days it was gone and my ammonia and nitrites were reducing.
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Expensive, don’t work
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This is my third and last tank that i tried to cycle with this product, very expensive and doesn’t do anything, i have seen a lot better results with microbacter7 and the price is wayyyyyy better.
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Way over priced, doesn't work.
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As i was setting up my 75 gallon fowlr tank i used 16oz of this along with there ammonium chloride. The ammonia spiked at 4ppm and sat there for 6 weeks never dropped. After contacting Dr. Tims i was told that it was impossible because it was still in the shelf life period and there bacteria does no...Read More
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Absolutely garbage. After 6 days I still have a ammonia reading of 4.0ppm. Very disappointing. Highly suggest not using this product. Especially at the price it goes for. Nope never using it again.
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Quick simple cycle
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I have used Dr. Tims one and only on 3 different aquariums (2 reefs 1 fresh) and all of them cycled in less than two weeks. Partnered with tims ammonia solution cyclong is super easy.
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