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what is biozyme??? should I use it?
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Darthvadersmom
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PostPosted: 2003.10.25(Sat)13:37    Post subject: what is biozyme??? should I use it? Reply with quote

I saw this thing in a red container called "BIOZYME" what does it do? SUpposely it helps the metabolism of the tank and break down organic food quick. DOes it really do what it said? what exactly does it do?
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PostPosted: 2003.10.27(Mon)8:41    Post subject: Biozyme Reply with quote

In my experience, I use biozyme only after I have completely stripped the tank and scrubbed every surface clean. I believe it is meant to establish the bacteria neccessary to have a healthy tank. In other words start the cycle in your tank. There are two different containers of biozyme, one red, meaning it's for saltwater aquariums, and the other is yellow, which is for freshwater aquariums. I am still pretty new to this hobby so that is my best guess. I hope that helps some. Very Happy Joanna
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PostPosted: 2003.10.27(Mon)11:40    Post subject: Reply with quote

thank you. =)
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PostPosted: 2003.10.31(Fri)7:02    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've tried biozyme its supposed to help the tank cycle but IMO I thought it was a waste of money. It helped get rid of the ammonia in the cycle for like 2 days then the cycle was back to normal. It acted like a quick fix, some people use if after a water change but thats up to you if you want it or not. Normal water changes shouldnt affect your water where you should need it.
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PostPosted: 2003.12.04(Thu)16:22    Post subject: Biozyme Reply with quote

Biozyme adds bacteria to a Aquarium and Filters. Some people change all of the filters in a aquarium and they are taking a lot of Bacteria out of there Aquarium. CYCLE is also good for adding Bacteria to Aquarium.
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PostPosted: 2004.01.19(Mon)19:36    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was told that biozyme was used to help establish bacteria in a new tank for it to work correctly you can not vaccum the gravel for 6 months. Also in a new tank or one with no bacteria you must have "starter fish " to help the cycle along by creating waste. If you have an undergravel filter it is a waste, because it takes it all out through the rock
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PostPosted: 2004.01.20(Tue)5:10    Post subject: Reply with quote

first: biozyme in myexpierience is a great product, if you are starting a tank, adding fish or have done anything that would greatly reduce the nitrifying bacteria in your tank. Cycle is another product which I have used in the past, it is more expensive and on a recent trip to my pet store I was told by one of there employees (cycle's) that their product is best suited to saltwater use, and that it is a waste on fresheater due to the fact that two of the three organisms it contains are only use by a salt water set up.
Second: as for not vacuming the substrate for six months, I disagree, in six months time the substrate will become quite foul, even if your filter is working well, in fact vacuming the gravel will not remove large amounts of beneficial bacteria, but may remove buildups that will rot and perhaps kill this bacteria.
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PostPosted: 2004.02.13(Fri)16:57    Post subject: Reply with quote

you must have "starter fish " to help the cycle along by creating waste.

You can also use a piece of thawed cooked shrimp to jump start the cycle of a new tank. Just toss a piece of shrimp in a newly set up tank and let it rot. After your ammonia and nitrite have spiked and returned to 0 remove the shrimp. This will save you from having to buy starter fish and seeing them possibly die, or being stuck with fish you didn't necessarily want, but got because they were hardy.
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PostPosted: 2004.02.15(Sun)12:03    Post subject: Reply with quote

Using "starter fish" in a new tank is normally a bad idea. Damsels are the norm in these cases, and they can cause many more problems down the road. They're highly territorial and can be a pain to remove after cycling is done.

Cycling with a cocktail shrimp is a better suggestion, normally goes faster and doesn't put any fish lives in jeopardy.
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