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

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

Do the heterotrophic cleaner bacteria in this product interact with the nitrates converted by the nitrifying bacteria in any way? What do the heterotrophic bacteria do to the chemistry of aquarium waters? Thanks

Asked by: thums
Their job is to consume organic matter that builds in the aquarium, leading to high nitrates level, especially in the gravel, so yes, they can reduce nitrites and nitrates. They do not replace water changes, however, and good maintenance. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-09-12

I'm curious if BioSpira will be useful (new aquarium startup) after shipping during the HOT Florida summertime - I so want it to work for me! Thanks for your help!

Asked by: specv17
Thank you, Brex - since Amazon has some warranties I want to try the solution and then if it doesn't work at all I will get in touch with the seller. If no joy there, I will post an informative negative review on the site about shipping USPS in the heat of summer (it's hot everywhere this time of year) without some sort of cold packs. I didn't look locally - hermits like to shop online if they can. :) I will keep you all posted of results if you like. Thanks again!
Answered by: specv17
Date published: 2017-08-03

Can we get the SDS on your Bio-Spira? Thank you

Asked by: Tspaulding
Yes, it has been emailed to you! BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-07-26

Is this product for freshwater tanks??

Asked by: Helii
Yes, it is specifically for fresh water tanks. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-07-18
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