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Tetra Safe Start Aquarium Starter

SafeStart(r) advances the establishment of the bio-filter in newly set-up freshwater aquariums. Live bacteria start working instantly to produce a safe and healthy habitat for your fish quickly. Enjoy your aquarium without extra work or wait!
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(12 reviews) 12
12 of 12(100%)customers recommend this product.
Reviews for Tetra Safe Start Aquarium Starter
Review 1 for Tetra Safe Start Aquarium Starter
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5 12 reviews

Great product, works the way it should

January 7, 2013
by awportfolio
fromsaint paul, MN
What is your gender?F
How many pets do you have?5 or more
How often do you shop at PetSmart?Weekly
Tetra brand Safe Start has some of the best bacteria I have used. Most other brands have limited bacteria. Safe Start works great to either start a new tank, or help a older tank with ammonia problems. Other then having a higher price, you do really get more for your money.
+2points
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Review 2 for Tetra Safe Start Aquarium Starter
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5 12 reviews

An incredible product

December 15, 2012
by mcab92
fromTacoma, WA
What is your gender?F
How many pets do you have?5 or more
How often do you shop at PetSmart?Monthly
My tank had been cloudy from a bacterial bloom, and my fish were dying because of it (I just learned about the nitrogen cycle AFTER I put fish in my tank). To speed up the process I bought this, only added maybe two tablespoons to my tank and voila! clear water the next morning! My readings are perfect and can't wait to get new fish :)
+2points
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Review 3 for Tetra Safe Start Aquarium Starter
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5 12 reviews

Life Saver

September 5, 2012
by Potter2010
fromTn
What is your gender?F
How many pets do you have?5 or more
How often do you shop at PetSmart?Monthly
My experience with this product was great. I had 2 tanks trying to cycle for 3 months with no luck. After overfeeding, Ammonia had gotten to 8ppm and I was doing water changes constantly adding wht ever I could to keep my fish alive. I decided to try Safe Start so I did a 90 percent water change to get ammonia to under 2ppm and waited 24 hours. I added a double dose of the safe start and waited. After 3 days I added another dose. My ammonia never got above 1.5ppm again, which my fish were ok because they had been used to 8ppm I guess. On day 10 I have 0 ammonia, I never had nitrites, and nitrates are 20ppm. Now its day 15 and everything is still 0,0,20. Im so happy I used this product. If used starting a new tank I would never had the problems I did. I never lost any fish and everyone is now happy.Thank You Tetra.
+3points
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Review 4 for Tetra Safe Start Aquarium Starter
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5 12 reviews

Works as advertised

April 28, 2012
by Steelersfan2012
fromPennsylvania
What is your gender?M
How many pets do you have?3
How often do you shop at PetSmart?Monthly
I bought this product to cycle my new 15 gallon tank. I did buy the smaller bottle. I followed the directions and added the whole bottle.
I added three Mickey Mouse platys to get the cycle started.
The next morning the water was cloudy. This is likely due to the bacteria.
I bought a test kit. For three days I read trace amounts of ammonia. This was the lowest reading at less than .25 ppm. There were no nitrites at all.
Today (7 days later) i read no ammonia, no nitrites and no nitrates. I expect the nitrates to begin rising now. As soon as that happens, I'll add at least a catfish and maybe a live plant.
This clearly cut down on the cycling time.
I can tell you my daughter has a small tank that did not have this product and the ammonia is out of control with the nitrites and nitrates elevated also.
It is due to severe over feeding and the only reason I mentioned it is to show that the testing isn't innaccurate.
This is a great product. I'm not sure what would have happened if I didn't use it and I'm glad I did not have to find out. Get it for any new aquarium!
+4points
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Ratings-only reviews for Tetra Safe Start Aquarium Starter
Based on the average of (8) ratings-only reviews
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5 12 reviews
8 out of 8 recommend this product