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This is one must product if you need to have a clean and least worried aquarium. Initially it took close to a month for the bacteria colony to be formed in the Eheim canisters filter which is super silent and takes care of my aquarium with the help of the seachem stability . Worth it .
I really trialled this stuff, I did what you are never supposed to do and put fish in an uncycled tank to check Seachem's claims. I can report this stuff is the bomb, fish happy, no suffering or deaths. Has meant I could safety speed up process of getting the fish into a new tank. I followed instructions religiously and it works a treat.
Also useful if you have a problem with your existing tank and your cycle crashes, add this to it as per instructions and it will be back to normal in no time. I am using it loads now in tanks where I have recently introduced more fish to help the beneficial bacteria in my filters adjust to the new bioload.
I have particularly soft water and so fish waste was causing acidity to eat through the buffer - I got some crushed coral to correct this but while I was waiting for it to arrive / work I had to perform lots of water changes to keep my fish happy, in doing this I lost my biological filter (cycle crashed).
I was already fully stocked at this point so I bought Seachem’s water conditioner (prime) and dosed regularly to keep the fish safe as it binds ammonia and nitrite for 48 hours into a safe form - during this time I tried an array of bacterial products available from my local pet shop such as Tetra safe start and API quick start, these would give the appearance of working for a day or two but they would not last.
I decided given prime was such an excellent product to try Seachem’s own product for biological filtration and I bought a 500ml bottle (great value for money) - this restored my cycle in just under two weeks using less than half the bottle (I now use it at every water change or when adding new fish etc.. to keep things stable) and the fish are now much happier. This saved my aquarium when things were looking hopeless and no other product would work.
My advice to anyone using this to cycle a tank is to use it daily in conjunction with Prime every 48 hours if you are already stocked, although ideally you should cycle without fish using an non living ammonia source, obviously if like me you had a cycle and it crashed you have little option but to re-cycle the tank fully stocked!
A sample cycling schedule devised by Seachem with dosing instructions for both Prime and Stability is available on their website - I would highly recommend following this - although you will probably find it works quicker than the four weeks in total that they suggest.
I have used many products for my fish tank 60l. I am very knowledge about fish and nitrogen cycle. This stability might be work for some but i highly doubt most people will not work. firstly either bacteria are dead inside because of temp especially amazon warehouse are very cold inside i am sure so bacteria inside already dead. i have a small microscope not powerful one and i was suspicious and check with that found nothing but liquid inside only. if you think about the price you paying is really not worth the price. which mean you are paying for water bottle and packaging only. not only this brand most of the brand i have checked are the same. but API stress zyme i found some so they are working but that's not nitrifying bacteria, and bacteria could multiple anyway so it's fine. so please do not even brother to buy it.
On advice of Maidenhead aquatics I cycled my Biorb cube 30l for 1 week prior to buying my betta (Derek), this included planting with Elodia and 2 other plants. After 4 days the Betta was approaching death despite regular water changes, etc. So ordered this in hope rather than expectation. I poured a cap full (more than recommended dose) every day for a week (can't break what's already broken) and during second week I've been using recommended amount with water changes. Two weeks later and Derek is alive and interacting with us. Really pleased with this stuff, it bought me the time I needed to really learn how to cycle and maintain an aquarium ecosystem (thanks to many Youtube videos).
This stuff saved my fish , I had treated my tank and it killed my filter , my fish were limp in the tank , non active as had ammonia spikes, ONE DOSE and my fish literally came to life , did the new tank instructions and 4 days later tank back to normal ! I highly recommend this , I’ll now use it at every water change as it brings life to your fish and keeps your water well stable !!!
This product has always worked miracles for me. But over the last 2 months I've ordered three bottles at different times and they dont look the same as before and have not helped my water at all...
Usually the liquid is cloudy but lately it's all been clear even when shaken. Also the smell is different This would have been a lifetime brand for me but now I am forced to move on as this is no longer working