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Sv: Aquatic Plants Digest V3 #1047

>Date: Sun, 23 May 1999 11:25:41 -0700
>From: lovell <lovell at drizzle_com>
>Subject: Bacterial cultures -- Anyone actually tested?
> Has anyone ever run a test of these bacterial start-up products (e.g.
>Ultra Clear)?  It seems like it would be pretty easy to set up 2 tanks
>or buckets with identical temps, gravel, and filtration, but one with
>culture and one without, then dose each of them with X ppm of ammonia
>every day (two words! ;) and monitor the results.  Has anyone ever tried
>Sherman Lovell

A few years ago DATZ made a test of bacterial starters for FW. I forgot the brands tested, but I do remember the results:
No significant gain.