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Instructions and Guidelines
Shake product well before using. Mix appropriate volume of MicrōBacter7 (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 MicrōBacter7 below water level of container or aquarium, be sure to thoroughly clean pipette with fresh water prior to placing tube back into MicrōBacter7 bottle; failure to do so will contaminate the product. Best results may be obtained by adding mixture to external biological filtration system (if applicable). Do not add to pump intake port(s). For best results, use within 1-year of purchase date. Grossly overdosing MicrōBacter7 will not significantly increase the effectiveness of the product, nor the rate at which it enacts changes in aquaria. The following recommendations are based upon extensive testing and will produce the best results in most aquaria.
Medium- to High-nutrient Systems, or to seed Biological Filtration in new aquaria:
To effectively decrease the concentration of available nutrients and waste material in all marine and freshwater aquaria, add 5 ml (1 capful) per 25 US-gallons (94.6 L) [≈4 drops per gallon (3.8 L)] of aquarium water daily for the first two weeks of use; the impact that MicrōBacter7 has on an aquarium is most evident within this period. Turn protein skimming and UV-sterilization off for a period of 4 hours following addition to aquaria. A noticeable difference in water clarity is typically apparent within 30-minutes of dosing. Follow same instructions for new aquarium start-up. Thereafter, switch to “low-nutrient” dosage (below).
Stable, Low-nutrient Systems:
To maintain a low concentration of available nutrients in all marine and freshwater aquaria, 5 ml (1 capful) of MicrōBacter7 per 50 US-gallons (189.3 L) [≈2 drops per gallon (3.8 L)] of aquarium water no more than once each week; alternately, add 1 drop per 50 US-gallons daily (or 1 drop per 25 US-gallons every other day). Turn protein skimming and UV-sterilization off for a period of 4 hours following addition to aquaria. Dosage may be adjusted according to perceived benefit to aquarium, however it is recommended that the dosage not exceed 1 drop per 10 US-gallons per day. With time, hobbyists may determine that decreasing the dosage and/or dosing frequency by up to 50% sufficiently maintains a low-nutrient environment. During changes in biological filtration or when increasing the aquarium bioload, dose 1 drop per 25 US-gallons daily for one week, then resume “low-nutrient” dosage.
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Purified water, proprietary blend of natural enzymes and non-pathogenic, beneficial microorganisms.
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 microalgae and cyanobacteria; 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 MicrōBacter7 is a selective complex of extremely effective microbes and enzymes that rapidly reduces the concentrations of organic nitrogen, ammonia, nitrite, nitrate, phosphate, and organic carbon in all marine and freshwater ecosystems, leading to greatly improved water quality; better water quality typically leads to healthier aquarium inhabitants. MicrōBacter7 does not require refrigeration, however storage in a cool, shaded area will prolong the activity, and maximize the shelf-life, of the product.
MicrōBacter7 does not require refrigeration, however storage in a cool, shaded area will prolong the activity of the vitamins. Refrigeration will maximize the shelf-life of the product.
Works perfect By John on 1/18/2017John would recommend this product to a friendDoes exactly what it is used for highly recommend
Sending it back By Michael on 1/4/2017Michael wouldn't recommend this product to a friendI bought this for my main 140 reef and also for my 45 red sea seahorse tank that is cycling. After about a month of use, I am getting cyano and bubble algae out breaks in my main tank. I have never had either present in my tank and this is the only change. My tank has been up for three years and I've never had any algae problems at all.
Works Great! By Scott on 5/18/2016Scott would recommend this product to a friendI dose weekly in my heavily stocked tank, and just when I though nothing was able to keep my high nitrate levels in check, I found this product. I will continue using it as long as I own an aquarium.
Nice product By Kristy on 5/6/2016Kristy would recommend this product to a friendThis works very well.
Love this stuff By Tom on 4/25/2016Tom would recommend this product to a friendAfter every water change i add microbacter 7 to my tank. I'm a heavy feeder and truly believe this product helps break down and remove the gunk .. I also see a difference in the clarity of my tank. Been using this product for well over a year, I will ALWAYS purchase this product.
Helps rid of cyano By Dave on 1/15/2016Dave would recommend this product to a friendIf you add this product on a weekly basis, it can eliminate cyano room your system by aiding other beneficial organisms to put complete it. My reef runs with higher nutrients than most yet I have no cyano thanks to this product. It's not an overnight fix, but it works if you stick with it. I don't use it anymore but it I get cyano again I will start dosing it again. Many swear by it for this purpose and I've suggested to friends who also has great results.
Excellet By wwdrreamteam on 10/10/2015wwdrreamteam would recommend this product to a friendTHIS REALLY SAVED MY POCKET MONEY. nO MORE WATER CHANGES