|Top Ingredients||100% Live Nitrifying Bacteria||100% Live Nitrifying Bacteria||—||—||—|
|Fish Type||Marine Fish, Marine Invertebrate||Marine Fish, Marine Invertebrate||Marine Fish, Marine Invertebrate||Marine Fish, Marine Invertebrate||Marine Fish, Marine Invertebrate|
Products received from fellow enthusiast from recent purchases. Products were expired. Also, I don’t see that there is any difference in the products for reef, fresh and salt water. Either way products are overrated and overpriced. Not worth it.
Ordered two 4oz bottles both past best by date very disappointed
The bottle that I received is past the best by date. This is live bacteria we are talking about, with a limited shelf life. What a bummer. Shame on you Chewy. Can’t review the product as I haven’t been able to use it.
The product works great, which is why I ordered it. Chewy sent me expired product. I emailed them about it and to their credit they promptly mailed me a replacement. However, the replacement bottle was also expired in OCT 2020 so I've given up on getting this product from Chewy
This product cycled my new 29 gallon saltwater tank in 3 days the nitrites and ammonia were 0.
There are many great reviews of this product. Unfortunately, that hasn't been my experience. After 7 days, no drop in ammonia from 2ppm starting level, no nitrite, no nitrates. It is summer and temperature in the 90's and shipped without any temperature control. I can only assume that it was stored and or shipped in too high of a temperature and the bacterial were killed. I will be purchasing another product.
So it was in sale so I bought 3 bottles just in case. I'm glad I did because I used one bottle and didn't see any change in 3 days so I added a 1/4 from a new bottle and the very next morning a slight change. So I added another quarter of the bottle and again a little more change. So I added the rest. I'm now day 6 and feel it should be be cycled in a couple days. Long story short... Buy a backup in case.
Not sure if it worked. Tank is still not cycled. Ammonia level is high.
Dr. Tim's actually works. It turbo charged my tank's cycle. I used it in conjunction with his ammonia product to fish less cycle the tank. The cycle's establishment completed in three weeks. It was very nice to have clear instructions on how to do this. His website is very informative if you want to follow a process.
The bottle I received had a best by date of December 2019.