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ATM outbreak freshwater biological bacteria
« on: December 09, 2017, 02:06:16 PM »
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Hi all,
Jut wondering if anyone has used this product and if so does it work?"ATM outbreak freshwater biological bacteria"."ATMís Outbreak is a high-powered biological sludge remover that consumes decomposing organics, leaving aquariums clean and free of waste that can cause problems for bio filtration."I have used ATM's Colony and I believe it helped out my filter,never used this one though.

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« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2017, 02:37:19 PM »
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Once upon a time I used a bottle of something that said it breaks down sludge etc, but when I stopped using it I didn't notice any difference.

I think these products are aimed at people who want a decorative item but are not prepared to put in the work necessary (ie water changes). If a tank and its filter are properly maintained, we don't need these 'sludge busters'.





Did you know that a lot of the bacteria products designed for growing filter bacteria actually contain the wrong species of nitrite eater? At first it was thought that aquarium bacteria were the same species as those growing in waste treatment plants but Dr Tim Havonec found it was a different species. He and his employer copyrighted the use of the right bacteria. Dr Havonec left to form his own company which makes Dr Tim's One & Only; Marineland, along with the copyright, was taken over by Tetra, and they now make Tetra Safe Start. Both of these contain the right species of nitrite eater. But even they don't work if they've been stored incorrectly at any time since leaving the factory.

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« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2017, 04:52:52 PM »
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Did you know that a lot of the bacteria products designed for growing filter bacteria actually contain the wrong species of nitrite eater? At first it was thought that aquarium bacteria were the same species as those growing in waste treatment plants but Dr Tim Havonec found it was a different species. He and his employer copyrighted the use of the right bacteria. Dr Havonec left to form his own company which makes Dr Tim's One & Only; Marineland, along with the copyright, was taken over by Tetra, and they now make Tetra Safe Start. Both of these contain the right species of nitrite eater. But even they don't work if they've been stored incorrectly at any time since leaving the factory.
A newish product which staff of a/the hobby's magazine have made some positive comments over lately, in terms of their initial experience of it, is Microbe Lift XTreme (available in MA). Difficult to know what its ingredients are, though, as the detail on it looks as though it's been produced straight out of a low-quality language translation app!

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« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2017, 06:08:25 PM »
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Thanks for the advice Sue,most of these companies are just out to make money I guess.@fcmf I've been using Microbe Lift Freshwater Artemiss Natural Herbal Fish Treatment with some success I'll have a look at the Microbe Lift X Treme.

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