With Brightwell Aquatics FlorinBacter, you'll easily add non-pathogenic, long-living aerobic microbes, anaerobic microbes, and natural enzymes to your freshwater aquarium or planted aquarium. This convenient liquid suspension offers a bioculture specifically formulated for use in freshwater aquarium setups.
Formulated to establish biological filtration in new or existing freshwater aquarium setups, Brightwell Aquatics FlorinBacter enhances the rate of nitrification, denitrification, and organic waste degradation through complete nutrient remineralization.
Used in conjunction with regular water changes, Brightwell Aquatics FlorinBacter rapidly reduces the concentrations of organic nitrogen, ammonia, nitrite, nitrate, phosphate, and organic carbon in freshwater ecosystems. This, in turn, greatly improves water quality/clarity and supports the overall health of freshwater aquarium inhabitants. With regular use, Brightwell Aquatics FlorinBacter also minimizes unpleasant aquarium odors as well as microalgae and cyanobacteria in the aquarium environment.
Formulated using extensive data compiled by microbiologists, Brightwell Aquatics FlorinBacter is particularly useful in freshwater aquariums with a large population of fish that swim actively and/or require frequent feeding.
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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 microalgae and cyanobacteria; this is collectively a result of the lack of nitrogen-, phosphorus-, and carbon-based waste available. 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 aquarium inhabitants.
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Instructions and Guidelines
Shake product well before using. Mix appropriate volume of FlorinBacter (see below) with 250-ml (~8 fl. oz.) of aquarium water in a clean container prior to addition to aquarium. If using a pipette to dispense FlorinBacter below water level of container or aquarium, be sure to thoroughly clean pipette with fresh (preferably purified) water prior to placing tube back into FlorinBacter 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), which can negatively impact the microbes present in FlorinBacter. For best results, use within 1-year of purchase date. Grossly overdosing FlorinBacter will not significantly increase the effectiveness of 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 waste material in all freshwater aquaria, add 5 ml (1 capful) per 25 US-gallons (94.6 L) [˜4 drops per gallon (3.8 L)] of aquarium water daily for the first two weeks of use; the impact that FlorinBacter has on an aquarium is most evident within this period. Turn UV-sterilization and/or ozonation 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 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 freshwater aquaria, dose 5 ml (1 capful) of FlorinBacter per 50 US-gallons (189.3 L) [˜2 drops per gallon (3.8 L)] of aquarium water no more than once each week; alternately, and for best results, add 1 drop per 50 US-gallons daily (or 1 drop per 25 US-gallons every other day). UV-sterilization and/or ozonation 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 not exceed 1 drop per 10 US-gallons per day. With time, aquarists may determine that decreasing the dosage by up to 50% sufficiently maintains a low-nutrient environment. During changes in biological filtration or when increasing the aquarium bioload, dose 1 drop per 25 US-gallons daily for one week, then resume "low-nutrient" dosage.
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