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 put an entire 4 oz pack in my 5 gallon tank. Will this be a problem?

Asked by: Tstall
No. It will cloud the water for a bit, but eventually clear. It's just bacteria and will not harm anything. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-06-11

Is this product safe for stingrays. does it have copper in it?

Asked by: Tmoney189
No, there is no copper in it. It is safe for all freshwater life, as it is only bacteria found naturally in aquatic environments. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-06-11

Can I use this product in my salt water tank

Asked by: Jimmy8189
It would not really be beneficial to a saltwater tank. You need Instant Ocean BioSpira, which we also make. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-05-29

Should the bacteria go in before the stress coat chemicals?

Asked by: Victhejap
No, you would add your water conditioner, wait 5 to 10 minutes, and assuming there are fish in the tank, add the bacteria. If you do not have fish yet, then do not add the bacteria until you add your first fish. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-05-29

If it doesn't work to cycle quickly as stated, is there any way to check if the bacteria were actually alive to begin with ? I am wondering because if I open it I will not be able to return it.

Asked by: Dante167
If the bacteria die off (and we have never had one complaint regarding that happening) when you open the pouch, there would be a very foul odor. You can't tell anything without opening it, but it will work. If you have any issues, just call our Care Team about the guarantee, 1-800-322-1266. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-04-30

Added this to aquarium, now water is cloudy. Is this a normal process for this?

Asked by: NJJoe
Thanks for asking! New tanks can get whats called "New Tank Syndrome" where the water is cloudy for a bit while beneficial bacteria get established. The cloudiness should go away within a week. We hope you find this helpful! For more personalized advice please call Marineland at (800) 322-1266.
Answered by: Customer Service
Date published: 2018-04-20

Will this help clear a new aquarium setup with cloudy water?

Asked by: Franksfish
Yes, it can definitely help with that, but will take a day or two to do so. It is not a chemical, but all natural cultured bacteria. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-03-12

How should an opened pouch of BioSpira be stored?  I’ve heard to refrigerate it but that is not written on the package

Asked by: saywin
It should be capped tightly, and just stored at room temperature. You want to place it in an area where temps won't fluctuate a lot or get to an extreme temperature. So for example, no garage or attic. It does NOT need to be refrigerated. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-02-12
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