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Biozym

Discussion in 'Product Reviews' started by jimbo, Aug 4, 2013.

  1. jimbo

    jimbo BIDKA Mentor Staff Member

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    anyone had any experience of this, can you really add fish the next day into an unmatured tank an filter ??? seems too good to be true, eliminating the 6-8 weeks for a filter to mature.
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    Iwould,nt put mine in there Jim, Iwould cry if i lost me fish.:eek:
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    Got some in the post, so I will let you know what happens!
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    I'd trust it ( with 50% water changes a day x 2) ;)
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    Hi Jim , I have used biozym on the last 3 tanks/ systems I ve cycled , i certainly think it helped the cycling process speed up but I would not place that much faith in it to put fih in the next day.
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    I would be very interested to see how you get on with it mate, I presume you will be testing it on your "tropicals" and not the discus.
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    I use it mate , It works with fish but not with ammonia. Its the only bacteria product that has worked for me.
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    Assume you mean fish less cycling ammonia dose?

    I still prefer peeps to go through the cycling period as it is a valuable learning curve - but modern day way of life is more "want it, and want it now" so if these type of products help then that is ok-ish!
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    Probably use a 60litre cube and Goldfish Jim.
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    Yes I mean fish less cycling ammonia .

    I was told by Dan Dordai that the product is designed to be used direct with fish and not with fishless cycling . I tried both ways ( I had lots of water stored ready to go in case it did not work) With the fish Biozym did exactly what it said it would , With a fishless cycle I would say it help but not much.

    I have used it several times now and its worked for me.
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    Brent Do you mean you added fish two days after ????
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    I have used this product much in the same way as Brent has mentioned previously, i was advised to use the Biozym for Arowana something to do with the Bacteria count, I use Biozym after a clean down of the tanks and when introducing new stock into the system, i have also used this after my filters had crashed so capsules in and within 24 Hours New Stock added, caveat was largerthat normal water changes over the following few days.
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    sounds like a viable alternative to 6 weeks plus with ammonia maybe. anecdotal evidence is fine and I know mark planning on doing a trial with goldies but would be interested to see a recorded trial with something less bombproof than goldies as well :rolleyes:
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    For us, since we have installed a B+B trop and coldwater section in our shop we get lots of folk new to fish keeping - now when you tell them that to cycle a filter can take a minimum of six weeks, so no fish till then they look at you as if you are some sort of dipstick - about turn and head for a pet chain store who say "3 days"..........so if this stuff does work then it will be very welcome indeed, however for me to recommend it, I need to use it myself and be happy....year ago there was a product called "bacotnats" (sp :doh: ) and they used to work very well indeed.

    I still maintain that it takes a very long time for a few tiny fish even in smallish amounts of water to build up an ammonia level that cause harm, so to declare safe after a couple of days is not what I would be looking for - no ammonia after 21 days, then bingo!
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    so am I right in thinking the best way to use this product is to add the ammonia as usual, and also add the biozym ? and hopefully it will mature in record time ready for the fish.
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    i tryed it to get my cycle started & after countless tablets and days later absoulutly hee haw!
    i think as brent has said once your cycle has started then it is great to boost it along but too start it which i was told it would is aload of tosh
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    It's worked for me several times, with fish in the tank. Recently, I put 10 corys in a 90-litre tank for QT, new HMA water. In 2 days the ammonia was 2.0. I added 2 capsules of Biozym, the following day ammonia was 1.0. Added a further capsule of Biozym and the next day the ammonia was 0. A week later it is still 0. There's a sponge filter in the tank. I'm feeding the fish lightly, once a day.

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