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Waste-Away Sludge Busting Bacteria

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4oz Waste-Away Sludge Busting Bacteria - Dr.Tim's

SKU: 211012

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8oz Waste-Away Sludge Busting Bacteria - Dr.Tim's

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16oz Waste-Away Sludge Busting Bacteria - Dr.Tim's

SKU: 211014

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32oz Waste-Away Sludge Busting Bacteria - Dr. Tim's Aquatics

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128oz Waste-Away Sludge Busting Bacteria - Dr.Tim's

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Remove Gunk, Sludge, and Hidden Waste!

Dr.Tim's Waste-Away is a 100% natural bacterial additive that helps dissolve sludge and hidden wastes. Using Waste-Away will also help increase your tanks ORP and the production of your protein skimmer. 

Six Sizes Available:

  • 4oz (treats up to 120 gallons)
  • 8oz (treats up to 240 gallons)
  • 16oz (treats up to 480 gallons)
  • 32oz (treats up to 960 gallons)
  • 64oz (treats up to 1920 gallons)
  • 128oz (treats up to 3840 gallons)


Even with regular water changes, sludge and waste can build up in sand beds, rocks, filter pads, and many other places throughout aquariums that are hard to see and reach. Dr.Tim's Waste-Away employs natural bacteria that will dissolve the waste making available to be removed through water changes. When it is used regularly, it can help prevent the build up of dirt and sludge, and also reduce nitrates and phosphates. 

  • 100% Reef Safe
  • Natural Bacteria
  • Increases ORP
  • Contains no phosphates
  • Helps unclog and clean sand and gravel beds
  • Helps reduce slime algae and cyanobacteria



Shake the bottle of Waste-Away, and then measure out 10mL per 10 gallons of aquarium water and add it to a high flow area of the tank once per week. Turn off any UV lights, and protein skimmers for 48 hours after dosing for the best results. It is common for dirty tanks to develop a temporary cloudiness and if this happens do not add more Waste-Away until it has cleared.

Caution: When using in a tank with a large amount of sludge, consider a half-dose initially as the sludge reducing bacteria in Waste-Away may cause the oxygen level in the water to temporarily drop.

Do not add more than one bacterial based solution per day.


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