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Re: Nitrifying Bacteria and additives

Karen Randall replied in part:
 "The research was done by Tim Hovanec several years
ago.  It's just that information doesn't always travel fast in hobbyist
circles.  Tim pretty conclusively proved that Nitrosomonas and Nitrobacter
were NOT found in any substantial numbers in aquariums, either fresh or
marine. Now what the TRUE name of the pesky little critters that _do_
inhabit our tanks are is still open."

You can find a chemists opinion on these "additives" on my Misc. Equipment
review page at: http://w3.nai.net/~luna/Fishpics/Misc.html
read the review on Biological Aquarium Supplement. There are links to the 3
articles written by Tim Hovanec from the 1998 AFM magazines in the review.
Very interesting reading!
Hope this sheds some light on the subject!
Bob Buettner
In beautiful Northwest Connecticut
Visit my new Freshwater Aquarium site