"Brightwell Aquatics MicroBacter Clean" Rock, Sand, Decoration, and Media Cleaning BioCulture that Scrubs Off and Outcompetes Nuissance Algae in Marine Reef Tanks to Avoid Algae Outbreaks
Brand: Brightwell Aquatics
Item Number: BRAQ-CLEAN-500
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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 unsightly coatings; 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.
Brightwell Aquatics MicrōBacterCLEAN is a selective complex of extremely effective microbes and enzymes that not only reduce the concentrations of organic nitrogen, ammonia, nitrite, nitrate, phosphate, and organic carbon in all marine ecosystems, but make maintenance easy by actually loosening accumulations and coatings.
Notes - It is normal that clumps may form in the product and the product and the aquarium may have an “earthy” smell or smell “off” and the aquarium water could become cloudy and the smell and cloudiness could remain for many hours after using. This is due to the bacteria themselves and is an indication of quality and is the reason it is necessary to shake product well immediately before using.
MicrōBacterCLEAN does not require refrigeration, however storage in a cool, shaded area or refrigeration at 50 deg F will prolong the activity, and maximize the shelf-life of the product. Keep away from heat!
Only use this product when cycling DRY ROCK and DRY SAND. Live Rock has bacteria and other organisms that will interfere with the natural establishment and growth of the bacteria present in MicroBacter products from Brightwell Aquatics, and will lead to results that harshly differ from what is advertised. This product can technically be used with live sand, but it will prolong the cycle of the product by 3-5x because of the reasons stated above, which defeats the purpose of live sand to begin with. Because of this we recommend using this product only when cycling DRY ROCK and DRY SAND.
Shake product well before using. Mix appropriate volume of MicrōBacterCLEAN (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 MicrōBacterCLEAN below water level of container or aquarium, be sure to thoroughly clean pipette with fresh water prior to placing tube back into MicrōBacterCLEAN bottle; failure to do so will contaminate the product. Best results may be obtained by adding mixture to external biological filtration system. Works particularly well with Xport. Do not add to pump intake port(s). Turn protein skimming and UV-sterilization off for a period of 4 hours following addition to aquaria. While utilizing MicrōBacterCLEAN continue good maintenance practices such as regular vacuuming, using purified water for additions, and limiting the addition of unnecessary nutrients.
For normal cleaning and to maintain a clean aquarium: Add 20 ml (4 capfuls) per 25 US-gallons (94.6 L) [≈16 drops per gallon (3.8 L)] of aquarium water weekly.
For problem aquariums or to rapidly accelerate cleaning: Add 30 ml (6 capfuls) per 25 US-gallons (94.6 L) [≈24 drops per gallon (3.8 L)] of aquarium water on the first day, then add Add 5 ml (1 capful) per 25 US-gallons (94.6 L) [≈4 drops per gallon (3.8 L)] of aquarium water daily for 2 weeks or longer as necessary until desired results are achieved.
Function: Clean off nuisance algae from solid surfaces in your tank / filter (like rock, sand, decorations, media, etc) with a natural and specifically formulated beneficial mix of microbes and enzymes that directly combat and eliminate the "ugly stage" in newly cycling reef tanks and clean up nuisance algae outbreaks.
Dosing Recommendation: 30mL (6 capfuls) / 25 Gallons
Size Recommendations for Full Aquarium Systems (with Filtration):
- 125mL = up to 100 Gallon Full System (~75G Tank)
- 250mL = up to 200 Gallon Full System (~160G Tank)
- 500mL = up to 400 Gallon Full System (~320G Tank)
- 2L = up to 1500 Gallon Full System (~1200G Tank)
- View notes for using this product under the "Instructions and Guidelines" tab or visit this page for a full and detailed breakdown of how to properly use Brightwell Aquatics MicroBacter Clean to achieve the fastest and safest cycle for your tank
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