Instant Ocean BIO-Spira

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Why does BRS recommend this?


Bulk Reef Supply sees great value in Instant Ocean Bio-Spira, because it has been a staple in the hobby for many years and with the reason is that it simply works.  It is a very effective source of live nitrifying bacteria, for new tanks, quarantine tanks, water changes, or any time the biological load may increase in a saltwater system.


Use BIO-Spira in newly setup saltwater aquariums to make it fish safe. Live nitrifying bacteria reduces fish loss in marine aquariums due to ammonia and nitrite toxicity. BIO-Spira can also be used after a water change, when adding new fish, or after medicating your saltwater aquarium. See shipping restrictions in Full Details.



  • 100 mL size is good for 30 gallon tanks

  • 250 mL size is good for 75 gallon tanks

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Why does BRS recommend this?

Bulk Reef Supply sees great value in Instant Ocean Bio-Spira, because it has been a staple in the hobby for many years and with the reason is that it simply works.  It is a very effective source of live nitrifying bacteria, for new tanks, quarantine tanks, water changes, or any time the biological load may increase in a saltwater system.

Use BIO-Spira in newly setup saltwater aquariums to make it fish safe. Live nitrifying bacteria reduces fish loss in marine aquariums due to ammonia and nitrite toxicity. BIO-Spira can also be used after a water change, when adding new fish, or after medicating your saltwater aquarium. See shipping restrictions in Full Details.

  • 100 mL size is good for 30 gallon tanks
  • 250 mL size is good for 75 gallon tanks
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Is this shipped with ice-packs or something to keep it cool, or is it simply a bottle in a box that will sit in a plane/delivery truck?
Question by: anizato on Apr 26, 2016 7:42:00 PM
Great question!
These bottles are not shipped cooled rather just in factory packaging. The Dormant bacteria will survive most any trip.
Answer by: Connor (Admin) on Apr 27, 2016 4:05:00 PM
Do you need to do a major water change after cycling the tank with bio spira?
Question by: Billy Danz on Mar 18, 2016 5:20:00 AM
Great question!
You should not need to perform a water change unless certain elements such as Nitrate are present in large amounts. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
Answer by: Connor (Admin) on Mar 18, 2016 10:02:00 AM
I am starting a quarantine tank. The plan is just to use RO/DI saltwater mix...not water from my DT. I was wondering do I just add the mixed saltwater and then add this stuff and it should start the cycle...then do periodic water changes. My quarantine is being used for freshly bought fish and then putting them into my DT. My DT is still cycling, hence why I'm not using that water, so when its done the fish will already be ready to drop into the DT tank if that makes sense.
Question by: Jeremy Bock on Apr 27, 2016 11:07:00 PM
Correct! The Bio-spira will allow for instant addition of fish as it add the bacteria for you. Keeping up with testing and not adding too many fish immediately is a crucial step. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
Answer by: Connor (Admin) on Apr 28, 2016 11:11:00 AM
I am starting a new tank with BRS Fiji dry rock. There was a lot of dead/ decaying matter on the rock in received, so I gave the rock and acid bath. Now when using this product to aid in the cycle do you add it before there is any ammonia present or vice versa? The bacteria in this needs ammonia to feed and live on, right?
Question by: Thomas Guzman on May 11, 2016 6:42:00 AM
Great question!
The Bio spira will help to keep up with the curing process by converting the waste through the nitrogen cycle. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
Answer by: Connor (Admin) on May 11, 2016 6:35:00 PM
how much does this measure per gallon???
Question by: johnathan on May 4, 2016 2:25:00 PM
Hey there,
This product will treat a 75 gallon tank with 250 mL. This means 3.3 mL per gallon.
Answer by: Connor (Admin) on May 4, 2016 2:27:00 PM

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BIO-Spira is an essential water conditioner for setting up new marine aquariums. Contains patented and patent-pending live nitrifying bacteria that detoxify ammonia and nitrite. BIO-Spira accelerates the establishment of the bacteria necessary for successful biological filtration to prevent fish loss due to new tank syndrome. In just minutes after adding BIO-Spira to your saltwater aquarium, you can introduce your fish without exposure to dangerous levels of ammonia or nitrite. BIO-Spira can also be used after a water change, when adding new fish, or after medicating your saltwater aquarium. New shelf-stable formula requires no refrigeration.


This is the perfect companion product for dry rock if you are looking to speed up the tank cycle. BRS has had very good success using it in our own tanks and recommend this product to anyone starting a new tank.


  • 100 mL size is good for 30 gallon tanks
  • 250 mL size is good for 75 gallon tanks

Note that this item ships from Minnesota and the product should not freeze or go above 90 degrees. Please check the weather before ordering, we are not responsible for the weather during transit. Recommended 2-day Air shipping during extreme hot or cold temperatures.

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  • Used it with BRS Reef Saver Rock! By Mike on 5/6/2016

    Fastest cycle that I've had yet!
  • Bio By Kristy on 5/6/2016

    This is good stuff.
  • 2.5 weeks, done. By JackKingCole on 5/5/2016

    It all depends, do you run BB or have sand? How much rock? whats your filtration? IME, sand with a mechanical filtration and will cycle using BIO SPIRA in about 2.5 weeks. That does not mean add livestock, people,. It means pay attention to your parameters. Titrate, titrate, titrate, then add slowly. Good product for sure. Thank you, Dr. Tim for developing this.
  • Instant Ocean BIO-Spira By jerry on 5/5/2016

    Use this all the time.Never failed .Works great.
  • Works as advertised By William on 4/29/2016

    I was starting a new tank, 90 gallons of total volume, with dry rock and live sand. I after I filled the tank up I added the BioSpira by itself and added some fish food and shrimp to the tank. I had an ammonia spike over about a 36 hour period and I have been reading 0 ammonia ever since. I have recently added 5 green chromis, two peppermint shrimp from my other tank and some snails, and I am still reading 0 ammonia, 0 nitrites, and 0 nitrates.

    I saw this product getting bashed on the forums, I almost passed it up, glad I didn't. It works just like it says. I don't believe I would have put my fish in during that first few days but I certainly helped the cycling process tremendously. I believe the bottle says 24 hours or something like that but it was more like two days for the ammonia to show up and dissipate. I still waited about 2-1/2 to 3 weeks before adding my fish.

    This product isn't a complete cycling solution, and testing is necessary. I am very pleased with it.
  • It's good stuff. By Millz on 4/17/2016

    I used this to speed up my cycling process of my Pukani live rocks. Rocks were ready, ammonia free cured and cycled in about 30 days.
  • Instant Ocean BIO-Spira By jerry on 3/2/2016

    Great product.I use this to set up my QT tanks.Saves a lot of time.Thanks BRS
  • Did too good of a job By jsbull on 1/19/2016

    I read so much trash talk on this product on forums that I almost didn't get it, but decided it couldn't hurt.

    I set up a 96 gallon display tank with a 20 gallon sump. I decided to go dry rock to get a clean start. The day I filled it with water, I dosed it with Biospira, then added 2 raw table shrimp to get the nitrogen cycle started.

    Where I went wrong is that I waited a week to test for ammonia. Test = 0. Nitrites = 0. Nitrates = 0. I thought, "What the heck?!?!" Well, 4 more shrimp and 3 weeks later and I still couldn't get a blip on the tests. I had my LFS test the water. Same outcome.

    I finally added a couple of fish, figuring the cycle would start and I'd be scrambling to save them. However, there was never a single issue. I have since added a total of 5 fish, a dozen corals and an anemone. Levels are still 0 across the board and it's been 2 months.

    The reality is that this cycled my tank in 1 week. So fast that I didn't see the cycle and woke up in a panic in the middle of the night several times.

    I highly recommend this product, but suggest you test from day 1.
  • Works but not in 24hrs By Tom on 1/9/2016

    I used this product to cycle a 57 gallon tank. It does speed up cycling tremendously. I finished cycling in about a week. I used ammonia to start then added this product, ammonia levels dropped to 0 within 24 hrs then nitrites appeared. Nitrites took much longer to drop but with in 7-9 days both ammonia and nitrites were at 0 and ready for fish. I'd say definitely don't add fish right ways like it says, just monitor your parameters and keep adding Pure ammonia. You will check one day and both ammonia and nitrites will be at zero. And your ready for fish.
  • Saved my fish in hospital tank By Justin on 9/23/2015

    Had to get a hospital tank up and running quickly. Was managing ammonia via water changes and was a constant battle. Gave this stuff a shot and boy took my ammonia to nitrite and then nitrate in <24 hours. Things to consider, the more the better works best for me when I dose a 8 oz bottle into about 30 gallons, also check the expiration date on the bottle, the fresher the better. This will not take 120 gallons of water dosed with 2-5 ppm ammonia to zero overnight, but if added in the proper quantities can dramatically accelerate the cycling of the tank. Highly recommend if you need a QT or hospital tank cycled ASAP. Worked wonders and probably saved that fish as the constant battle to keep the ammonia low I'm sure added stress.
  • CUT CYCLE TIME By ALEX on 9/15/2015

    CUT CYCLE TIME IN HALF
  • Good Product By Jeremy on 6/16/2015

    This is the second time I used the product and can't complain. I have seen no ill effects on my tanks so i will continue to use it.

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