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What’s the difference between Seachem Aquavitro Seed and Seachem Stability?

Seachem has two similar products if you want to add live beneficial bacteria to your fish tank. So, what are the main differences between the Aquavitro Seed and Stability?

You can find out in this comparison guide at Aquarium Blueprints:

Quick Summary

While Seachem Stability should work quick when it comes to reducing ammonia, nitrites and nitrates, Aquavitro Seed should work even faster. So, if you want to build or rebuild the biological filtration of your fish tank as soon as possible, then we recommend getting Seed over Stability.

The usage directions for both products are identical.

Seachem Aquavitro Seed vs. Seachem Stability Comparison Chart

You can take a look at our comparison table for the Seachem Aquavitro Seed Aquarium Treatment and Seachem Stability Fish Tank Stabilizer below.

 Seachem Aquavitro SeedSeachem Stability
Container Sizes 150 mL

350 mL

1 L

4 L
50 mL

100 mL

250 mL

500 mL

1 L

2 L

4 L
Ammonia Reduction FasterFast
Nitrite Reduction FasterFast
Nitrate Reduction FasterFast
Directions Turn off UV and/or ozone equipment.

Shake well before use.

Add 1 capful (or 5 mL) for every 10 gallons of 40 liters of tank water for first dose.

Add 1 capful (or 5 mL) for every 20 gallons of 80 liters of tank water for subsequent doses.
Turn off UV and/or ozone equipment.

Shake well before use.

Add 1 capful (or 5 mL) for every 10 gallons of 40 liters of tank water for first dose.
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Container Sizes

You have a lot of package size versions of Stability when compared to Aquavitro Seed.

You can find the size options for both Seachem products below:

Aquavitro Seed:

  • 150 mL
  • 350 mL
  • 1 L
  • 4 L

Seachem Stability:

  • 50 mL
  • 100 mL
  • 250 mL
  • 500 mL
  • 1 L
  • 2 L
  • 4 L

Ammonia Reduction

Both of these products will add live bacteria that will help consume ammonia.

For the uninformed, ammonia is the first stage of the nitrogen cycle as decomposing fish excrement and other organ wastes will eventually turn into it. Ammonia can be very toxic if you exposed it to your aquatic pets.

While Stability works great when it comes to adding live bacteria for removing ammonia, Aquavitro Seed should work even faster.

Nitrite Reduction

The consumption of ammonia will lead to nitrites, which is the second stage of the nitrogen cycle. This nitrogen compound is also quite toxic to your fish tank inhabitants.

Once again, while Stability should work well when it comes to establishing the live bacteria colonies require to reduce nitrite, Aquavitro Seed is quicker.

Nitrate Reduction

The beneficial bacteria that consume nitrites will convert it over to nitrates, which is the third and last stage of the nitrogen cycle. Nitrates aren’t as toxic as the two aforenoted compounds but it may leave to health issues if you let your fish get exposed to more than 20 ppm or more than 40 ppm of concentration over a long period.

The main way to reduce nitrates in your fish tank is by doing water changes. Alternatively, adding live plants will also help with decreasing the concentration.

With Stability and Aquavitro Seed, you can add live bacteria that will help remove nitrates from your tank water. Just like with the other two nitrogen compounds, Stability works fast but Seed should be even faster.

The nitrate-consuming do require that you provide surface areas that are devoid of oxygen, which you can achieve by having a substrate that is at least 2 inches deep and/or using a special biological filter media such as the Seachem Matrix.

Directions

The directions for both products are identical, which you can find below:

1. Turn off UV and/or ozone equipment if you are using them in your tank.

2. Shake container well before use.

3. Add 1 capful (or 5 mL) for every 10 gallons of 40 liters of tank water for the first dose.

4. Add 1 capful (or 5 mL) for every 20 gallons of 80 liters of tank water for the subsequent doses.

To cycle a new fish tank, you need to use Stability or Seed for 7 days. You can also add 5 mL for 20 gallons of 80 liters of tank water once a month, any time during a water change, any time you add new livestock to tank as well as any other suitable scenarios where your biological filtration may need a boost.

Resources:

If Aquavitro Seed is work working as intended, then you can take a look at this troubleshooting guide.