Aquarium Bacteria

Aquarium Bacteria
Product No. ML90664
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  • Dual-usage bacterial blend includes nitrifying bacteria as well as a proprietary mix of bacillus bacteria to boost bio-filtration while also reducing sludge caused by decaying organic waste
  • Instantly starts and cycles newly set-up tanks when used at a more concentrated dose
  • Recommended monthly usage for established aquariums to replenish nitrifiers and heterotrophic cleaner bacteria lost during partial water changes
  • Packaged in stand-up pouch bags with reclosable pour spout
  • Monthly maintenance dosing: two teaspoons (10 mL) per 10 gallons of aquarium water
  • New aquarium start-up dosing (with recommended livestock stocking): 4 fl oz for every 20 gallons of water

I was told not to put the fish in (a new tank) before letting the bacteria starter run for a few days. Is this correct.

Asked by: dougal
No. You put the fish and the bacteria in together, essentially. While the fish float in a bag from the store, in your tank, pour the bacteria in. The fish need about 15 minutes to acclimate to your tank water temperature, and you should mix some of your water in the bag with the store water while they float. Do not drain the store water into your tank. Drain the fish into a net over a bucket, and gently place them in the tank, after about 15-30 minutes. The bacteria will have had enough time to disperse at this point. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-12-08

What are your recommendations for using this product in combination with Seachem Prime?

Asked by: SLC6
We would not recommend using it with SeaChem Prime. Wait several hours after using Prime before dosing with any bacterial product. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-11-30

I have a freshwater fish tank. It was suggested that I try this product to help with the nitrate levels in my tank. My question is, I was starting to use aquarium salt for my fish health, do I discontinue using the salt with this product? Or use it?

Asked by: Michael67
You can use both as salt will not harm this product. Water changes with gravel vacuuming are best for both reducing the nitrates and improving the health of the fish, by the way. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-11-29

When setting up a new tank, do I need to wait a certain amount of time after using the Aquarium Conditioner before adding the Aquarium Bacteria?

Asked by: Decklilbit
Only a few minutes, not long at all. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-11-08

I have the aquarium bacteria in a 4 FL OZ size package. I only have a 3 gallon tank. Should I put the entire package in for the start up of my tank? When can I add the fish?

Asked by: L78mac
No, you won't need the whole package, use about 1/4 - 1/3 of it. The fish can be added once the water temperature is correct, but don't add the bacteria until you add the fish. We recommend adding bacteria while the fish floats, acclimating to the temperature of the tank. Place some of the tank water in the fish bag as well. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-11-07

Is it safe for saltwater tanks

Asked by: Jcjc
Yes, but it won't really help you much. We would recommend our product Instant Ocean Bio Spira which is specifically for marine tanks. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-10-24

The initial instructions say to add the certain amount for starting up brand new aquariums depending on the size of the tank... that being said, would i have to continue to add more everyday or week? or is a one time dosage and no need to add more?

Asked by: Alex2345
You add this when you first start the aquarium, whenever you are done medicating a tank, any time you do a large water change, whenever your biological filter needs a boost, if you have an algae bloom, and in the beginning, it is good to add it whenever you add new fish to the tank. You do not have to add it weekly or daily, but can add it whenever there is any kind of a need for a boost in biological filtration. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-10-17

I see the answer that it is specifically for fresh water tanks, does Marineland make Bacteria for saltwater tanks?

Asked by: Jackard
Yes, it is called Instant Ocean BioSpira. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-10-04
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