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lenoirj
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PostPosted: 2006.12.18(Mon)9:43    Post subject: Where to Buy Bio Spira Reply with quote

Where can I buy Bio Spira??? I googled it and can't find where to buy it, only a description of it from marineland.com. Petsmart doesn't carry it and neither does my smaller, locally owned pet store.

Thanks!
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haname
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PostPosted: 2006.12.18(Mon)11:11    Post subject: Reply with quote

Try calling marineland and ask them where the closest dealer is in your area. Their 800 number should be on their website somewhere.
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Sink Colin Sink
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PostPosted: 2006.12.18(Mon)13:31    Post subject: Reply with quote

PM me for a website that carries it. I'm not sure if I'm allowed to post it here.
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haname
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PostPosted: 2006.12.18(Mon)13:43    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sink Colin Sink wrote:
PM me for a website that carries it. I'm not sure if I'm allowed to post it here.


You can.
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Sink Colin Sink
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PostPosted: 2006.12.18(Mon)13:44    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh, well that's good news.

www.drsfostersmith.com

Such a great website for everything you could need.
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lenoirj
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PostPosted: 2006.12.18(Mon)18:24    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks....but......20 BUCKS...for 1 ounce! Shocked I'm just a poor girl who wants her fish to survive!
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Kyrielle
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PostPosted: 2006.12.18(Mon)18:40    Post subject: Reply with quote

If your tank already has fish and you have a water testing kit, you'd probably be just fine testing the water daily and doing 50% water changes weekly (or sooner if the readings are starting to peak or you have a bunch of fish) to control the ammonia and nitrite spikes. I assume that you are cycling and want the bio-spira to speed up the process?

I just say this if the bio-spira proves too expensive for you. By all means use it if you really want to. =)

Either way, you would be testing your water daily anyway if this is an uncycled tank. If you don't have any fish, take the easier road and do fishless cycling with household ammonia (much cheaper).
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PostPosted: 2006.12.18(Mon)19:06    Post subject: Reply with quote

When cycling a tank with fish, the water changes will need to be more often than weekly, and it is usually necessary to use something to control ammonia and nitrite toxicity along the way. I recommend AmQuel+ because it detoxifies 1.2 ppm ammonia per standard dose. Measure ammonia daily and if ammonia is over 1.2ppm, do a partial water change to bring it down below that amount, then add a standard dose of AmQuel+. After ammonia is no longer registering on the test, start testing for nitrite and follow the same procedure. AmQuel+ will detoxify 2 ppm of nitrite.

AmQuel+
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Gini
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PostPosted: 2007.01.01(Mon)4:13    Post subject: Where to buy Bio Spira Reply with quote

I live in Seattle, and the only store that carries Bio Spira is 25 miles away - not exactly a trip I'd be willing to take for most anything. I found a great seller by Googling Bio Spira. Their web address is: http://fishstoretn.com/index.html. The company name is The Lighthouse. They are in Tennessee or some such place. They are reasonably priced, however, because they must ship 2nd day Air via UPS, shipping charges are a little high. What I then do, is to order several containers of the 1 oz ($10.95 each), then shipping is based on the order, not on each item. They are reliable, prompt, and friendly. Check them out. I swear by Bio Spira for setting up new tanks, or in the case of my AquaClear filters, on the rare occasion that I must toss my sponge filter, I fill the filter container with a mix of tank water and Bio Spira. The stuff is GREAT. Smile Smile Smile Smile
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