Rated 5 out of 5 by 10
Rated 5 out of 5 by Carmine143 Works great
Have not lost any fish since I staggered using it. I dose in 10ml once a day. Fish are active, colorful and big eaters. I couple it with 25% water change 2 to 3 times monthly
March 5, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by DvDnVA Tetra SafeStart Plus
This works! I use this in conjunction with adding additional bacteria from another one of my aquariums. I have used this exclusively in the past to seed new setups and it does jump-start the cycle.
Two things to note. I wouldn't add a LOT of fish right away, I would say to add 2 inches of fish for every 10 gallons and then wait until you see good solid nitrate readings to know for sure your tank has cycled and then introduce additional fish at 2 inches of fish per week to populate your tank. This gives bacteria time to catch up to the bioload of the fish you are adding.
Another thing to note...this product is dated so be sure to check on the bottom of the bottle to make sure it has not expired.
One last thing....'Dr.'s Foster & Smith' also offer a bacteria in 1 gallon container which I have found works just as well as Tetra SafeStart and is much cheaper. I like having a gallon on hand to add when I do water changes or have to throw together an emergency hospital tank.
November 2, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by DeborahBaerg Best way to start a new tank, or to help clean up an over-crowded tank. Great help.
I use this all the time when I add water or do water changes - it helps overall water quality and the fish health shows it. It is a great product. I wouldn't be without it.
July 20, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by eddienyc1 this is the one product that worked for me
I had a few bouts with disease in my discus tank over the past several months, each time treating with antibiotics which destroyed the beneficial bacteria. I've tried several other products (Stability, Nite-out, Micro-lift, etc), none of them recycled the task. Ammonia and Nitrite readings were unaffected. This last time around I tried Tetra Safe Start Plus. I have a 165 gallon tank so I needed 2 8oz bottles, added over the course of 2 days. By the 3rd day my ammonia & nitrite readings went from "off the charts" to zero. I almost couldn't believe it worked as well as it did, after spending so much money on other products that did nothing. I'll definitely recommend this product, as it's the only one that worked for me.
January 24, 2015