Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 27
Rated 5 out of 5 by NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN Works great for cycling
Used on 5+ tanks, always successful. Cycled in less than 2 weeks.
1. Large water change with conditioned water
2. Wait 24 hrs*
3. Add TSS and fish within 20 min**
4. No water changes for 2 weeks
5. Feed fish sparingly
*Some water conditioners convert ammonia into ammonium, which the beneficial bacteria can't eat and will die off. After 24 hrs, the conditioner no longer converts the ammonia, so you can use TSS after that time :#
**If fish already in tank, also ok. THe short window is so the fish will be in the tank to produce ammonia #food) for the bacteria.
January 27, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ozzymaniac Best on the market!!!
After trying other products to start a cycled tank I paid the price for safestart. Yes it is a bit pricey but we'll worth it. No need to wait weeks to cycle your aquarium. After all a fishnets cycle is a boring aquarium. Yes there are many of other products that claim to start beneficial bacteria but they don't seem to work for me. Being a breeder of fresh water angelfish I need a product that works. I have in the past set up 55 gallon aquariums waited about 15 minutes after adding dechlorinator. Added a small bottle of safestart then added 30 quarter body size angels and never had a problem. Tested water daily to be safe and never found ammonia or nitrites. I only use chemical test kits because I found the tank dips are not accurate. So for those of you that are setting up for the first time use this product. You will be happy you did.
October 13, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Efra Safe Start best product for a new tank
I set up a new 125 gallons tank for Cichlid Peacock & Haps and because I don't like to wait 2 or 3 weeks I just add the TSS the next day with 12 cichlids & wait 2 days and add another 8.4 oz of TSS with the others 12 fish and 0 ammonia 0 nitrite and after 1 week start doing my reg 25% water change, best product for those like me that do not wan't to wait 3 weeks to add fish to a new tank.
September 26, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by ShannaBanana TETRA SAFESTART PLUS
DON'T buy the regular tetra safestart. it's been discontinued, per their website. so more than likely the bottles on the shelf are old. CHECK THE DATE on the bottom of bottle before purchasing and be sure to get SafeStart PLUS!
, for the review....in a word awesome.
i set up a 20 gallon tank and put in 6 zebra danios 5 days ago. i had a small spike of .50 ammonia for the first couple days, now i have 10 nitrates and ZERO ammonia and never did get a nitrite reading.
i did add about an 1/4 cup gravel from another tank, put it in some pantyhose and tossed in the bottom of tank. that may have helped speed things up too.
but safestart PLUS works.
follow the directions and you'll have a cycled tank in no time. minus all those water changes :)
July 29, 2015