||Biological additive for a cleaner and healthier aquarium environment
||Select bacteria and enzymes rapidly reduce organic aquarium waste
||Enhances nitrification and establishes biological filtration in new aquariums
Specially formulated MicroBacter7 rapidly reduces organic waste concentration. Select complex of extremely effective microbes and enzymes break down organic carbon, nitrogen, ammonia, nitrite, nitrate, and phosphate. The result is improved water quality, clarity, and increased dissolved oxygen content for a cleaner, healthier aquarium environment. Use MicroBacter7 to establish biological filtration in new aquarium setups and to enhance the rate of nitrification, de-nitrification, and organic waste degradation. For all marine and freshwater aquariums. 500 mL treats up to 5,000 gallons.
Instructions and Guidelines
Shake product well before using. Mix appropriate volume of MicroBacter7 (see below) with 250 ml (approximately 8 fl oz) of aquarium water in a clean container prior to addition to aquarium. If using a pipette to dispense MicroBacter7 below water level of container or aquarium, be sure to thoroughly clean pipette with fresh water prior to placing tube back into MicroBacter7 bottle. Failure to do so will contaminate the product. Best results may be obtained by adding mixture to external biological filtration system (if applicable). Do not add to pump intake port(s). For best results, use within one year of purchase date. Grossly overdosing MicroBacter7 will not significantly increase the effectiveness of neither the product nor the rate at which it enacts changes in aquaria. The following recommendations are based upon extensive testing and will produce the best results in most aquaria.
Medium to High-nutrient Systems (or to seed biological filtration in new aquaria)
To effectively decrease the concentration of available nutrients and water materials in all marine and freshwater aquaria, add 5 ml (1 capful) per 25 gallons (approximately 4 drops per gallon) of aquarium water daily for the first 2 weeks of use. The impact that MicroBacter7 has on an aquarium is most evident during this period. Turn protein skimmer and UV-sterilization off for a period of 4 hours following addition to aquaria. A noticeable difference in water clarity is typically apparent within 30 minutes of dosing. Follow the same instructions for new aquarium start up. Thereafter, switch to "Low-nutrient" dosage (below).
Stable, Low-nutrient Systems
To maintain a low concentration of available nutrients in all marine and freshwater aquaria, add 5 ml (1 capful) of MicroBacter7 per 50 US gallons (approximately 2 drops per gallon) of aquarium water no more than once each week. Alternatively, add 1 drop per 50 US gallons daily (or 1 drop per 25 US gallons every other day). Turn protein skimmer and UV-sterilization off for a period of 4 hours following addition to aquaria. Dosage may be adjusted according to perceived benefit to aquarium. However, it is recommended that the dosage does not exceed 1 drop per 10 US gallons per day. With time, hobbyists may determine that decreasing the dosage and/or dosing frequency by up to 50% sufficiently maintains a low-nutrient environment. During changes in biological filtration or when increasing the aquarium bio-load, dose 1 drop per 25 US gallons daily for one week and then resume "low-nutrient" dosage.
Ingredients: Purified water, proprietary blend of natural enzymes and non-pathogenic, beneficial bacteria.
Complete bio-culture for establishing biological filtration and rapidly improving water quality in all marine and freshwater aquaria.
- Complex system of non-pathogenic aerobic and anaerobic microbes, as a well as natural enzymes, specifically formulated to establish biological filtration in new aquarium setups and to enhance the rate of nitrification, de-nitrification, and organic waste degradation in marine and freshwater aquaria through complete nutrient re-mineralization.
- Supplied in a state of suspended animation for maximum longevity.
- Formulated utilizing extensive data complied by microbiologists.
- Rapid reduction of organic carbon, ammonia, nitrite, nitrate, and phosphate.
- Digestion of uneaten/undigested food, excreta, detritus, and other latent organic material, resulting in cleaner and healthier aquarium substrate.
- Reduction of organic compounds into nutrients that encourage the growth of photosynthetic organisms.
- Greatly reduces hydrogen sulfide production.
- Increase in dissolved oxygen concentration.
- Limits availability of pre-existing phosphate to undesirable forms of algae and cyanobacteria.
- Increased water clarity.
The concentration of dissolved and particulate organic materials in any aquatic environment can have a significant impact on the overall appearance of, as well as the health of organisms residing within that system. Relatively low nutrient environments are characterized by high water clarity, lack of unpleasant odors and absence of micro-algae and cyanobateria. This is collectively the result of the lack of nitrogen, phosphorous, and carbon-based waste. Aquaria that are relatively rich in available nutrients have characteristics opposite to the afore-mentioned, and are typically not desirable because of the resultant appearance of the system and the difficulty of maintaining healthy inhabitants.
Brightwell Aquatics MicroBacter7 is a selective complex of extremely effective microbes and enzymes that rapidly reduces the concentration of organic nitrogen, ammonia, nitrite, nitrate, phosphate, and organic carbon in all marine and freshwater ecosystems, leading to greatly improved water quality; better water quality typically leads to healthier aquarium inhabitants. MicroBacter7 does not require refrigeration. However, storage in a cool, shaded area will prolong the activity and maximizes the shelf life of the product.