FlorinBacter One is primarily designed to jump start the ammonia cycle in freshwater planted and shrimp aquariums and prevent “New Tank Syndrome.” It will instantly create a biological filter in freshwater aquaria of all types and is particularly useful for freshwater shrimp and planted aquariums. It removes toxic ammonia and nitrite naturally through bacterial oxidation.
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 ShrimpFlorinBacterONE is a selective complex of extremely effective microbes and enzymes that rapidly reduces the concentrations of organic nitrogen, ammonia, nitrite, and nitrate in freshwater ecosystems, leading to greatly improved water quality; better water quality typically leads to healthier aquarium inhabitants. Use of ShrimpFlorinBacterONE does not alleviate the requirement for regular partial water changes to help maintain proper concentrations of elements that are vital to long-term health and survival of aquarium inhabitants. No product, regardless of manufacturer’s fatuous marketing claims, can do this. An aquarium is a living ecosystem and requires proper care by the aquarist; regular partial water changes constitute a large part of this care.
Important: First, use ShrimpPrep or Brightwell Erase-Cl to completely remove chloramines and chorine from tap water. Chloramine and chlorine are lethal to the bacteria in this product and if not treated will cause it to fail! Do not use old sodium thiosulfate formulas for chlorine removal because they will not remove chloramine.
Shake product well before using. Mix appropriate volume of ShrimpFlorinBacterONE (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 ShrimpFlorinBacterONE below water level of container or aquarium, be sure to thoroughly clean pipette with fresh (preferably purified) water prior to placing tube back into ShrimpBacterONE 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), which can negatively impact the microbes present in ShrimpFlorinBacterONE. For best results, use within 1-year of purchase date.
To seed Biological Filtration in new aquaria: Preferably add 2 ml (1 pump if equipped with a pump, or 2 threads on cap) of ShrimpFlorinBacterONE per US-gallon of aquarium water. Minimum recommended dosage for new aquariums is 1 ml per US-gallon. Turn UV-sterilization and/or ozonation off for a period of one day following addition to aquaria.
To provide ongoing biological stability to the aquarium: Add 2 ml of ShrimpFlorinBacterONE per 10 US-gallons of aquarium water per week after initial setup, or switch to ShrimpFlorinBacter7. This will provide increased water clarity and contribute to the ongoing health and overall vigor of inhabitants. Always add this product during and after treatment of the aquarium with any antibiotic or other medication.
Storage: Although product can withstand room temperature for periods of time, for best longevity and highest potency, keep refrigerated at 50 degrees F. Do not freeze!
Caution: Keep out of reach of children. Not for human consumption.