Cycle Took Much Longer
I used this kit to cycle my 32 gallon BioCube with dry rock and dry sand. My tank took 36 days to cycle. Towards the end, ammonia was consistently at 0 ppm but nitrite was not dropping. I did a water change, dosed prime, and added a clownfish. I began seeing a decrease in nitrite the following day. Since then, my tank has been happy, healthy, and thriving. I began dosing clean one week after the cycle was complete and I feel as though it is living up to its claim. To anyone interested in using this starter kit: Do not expect your tank to be cycled within 7 days. Plan for it taking at least 30 days. I rated this product at 2 stars because it took much longer than 7 days, the cycle stalled several times, and it took adding a fish to finish the cycle but the clean does seem to be working well.
Followed instructions as directed on the box exactly as it describes. This product does in fact NOT do what it says it will do, I am on day 23 and Nitrites are still high with no indication of them coming down at all. My ammonia has fallen to near zero 3 days ago. I am using a Red Sea test kit for testing and have even double checked the results with a Salifert kit as well. I advise going with Dr. Tim's to anyone looking to help the cycle along. I will be finishing this cycle by sticking with it and even adhering to the directions in terms of shortening/helping the ugly stage just so I have a fair use and understanding of the product. As a previous reef shop owner, extremely avid reefer as a hobbyist I can tell you this is not what I expected from a reputable company by any means.
I’m on day 14 and still showing nitrites!! I followed directions to a T and still not cycled. Wish I used dr tims I used that in the passed and worked faster
Not close to 8-9 days they show as example timeline
I’m on day 19 of cycle and still showing max test kit level of Nitrites. Brightwell should just be honest with days instead of trying to sell there product advertising quicker results.