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

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

Will Bio Spira cause false readings with the API Master Test Kit? I added a bag of Bio Spira to my 40 gallon tank two weeks ago, and it shows sky-high nitrites.

Asked by: SeaLion
No, Bio Spira is nothing but cultured bacteria and does not react with any type of chemical or reagent. It will not interact at all with any test kit. It contains the exact same bacteria the tank develops on its own, over time, it just speeds up the process because you are adding the bacteria to the tank instead of waiting for them to develop. Either your kit is not working properly, there is a user error, or you do have nitrites because something has occurred to damage your biological filter, such as overfeeding or medicating the tank. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-01-25

How any fl ounces do you use for a 5 gallon tank doing an50 percent water change

Asked by: Jennyty
1-2 teaspoons would be more than enough. That equates to 5-10 ml. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-01-22

Will adding this to an established tank kill the bacteria in the tank?

Asked by: 21lnenne
No, not at all. It is simply bacteria so all it will do is boost your biological filter, and help clean the gravel. Bacteria do not kill bacteria, per se. Anaerobic bacteria are definitely bad news, but these are not that variety, they are the same as what are in your tank, currently. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-01-08

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: 2018-01-10

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
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