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Brightwell Aquatics MicroBacter7 - Complete Bioculture for Marine and FW Aquaria 500ml / 17oz

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Overview:

  • Complex system of non-pathogenic aerobic and anaerobic microbes, as well as natural enzymes, specifically formulated to establish biological filtration in new aquarium set-ups, and to enhance the rate of nitrification, denitrification, and organic waste degradation in marine and freshwater aquaria through complete nutrient remineralization.
  • Benefits are:
    1. Rapid reduction of organic carbon, ammonia, nitrite, nitrate, and phosphate.
    2. Digestion of uneaten/undigested food, excreta, detritus, and other latent organic material, resulting in cleaner and healthier aquarium substrate (without having to physically clean or disturb the substrate bed).
    3. Reduction of organic compounds into nutrients that encourage the growth of photosynthetic organisms (e.g. zooxanthellae, macroalgae, plants).
    4. Greatly-reduced hydrogen sulfide production.
    5. Increase in dissolved oxygen concentration.
    6. Limits availability of pre-existing phosphate to undesirable forms of algae and cyanobacteria.
    7. Increased water clarity.
  • Supplied in a state of suspended animation for maximum longevity.
  • Formulated utilizing extensive data compiled by microbiologists.
Technical Background
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 MicroBacter7 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. MicroBacter7 does not require refrigeration, however storage in a cool, shaded area will prolong the activity, and maximize the shelf-life, of the product.

Instructions and Guidelines:
Shake product well before using. Mix appropriate volume of MicroBacter7 (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 MicroBacter7 below water level of container or aquarium, be sure to thoroughly clean pipette with fresh water prior to placing tube back into MicroBacter7 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 MicroBacter7 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 MicroBacter7 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 MicroBacter7 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.

Caution:
Keep out of reach of children. Not for human consumption.

Ingredients:
Purified water, proprietary blend of natural enzymes and non-pathogenic, beneficial microorganisms.














Product Manuals & Documentation

Brightwell Aquatics MicroBacter7 - Complete Bioculture for Marine and FW Aquaria 500ml / 17oz

Owner's Manual available for download in Adobe PDF file format

Manufacturer Info

Brightwell Aquatics Aquarium Supplies
The goal of Brightwell Aquatics is to provide the absolute highest quality, scientifically-sound products and customer service of any aquarium water care manufacturer, and to do it all in a straight-forward and honorable fashion. All Brightwell products are formulated by marine scientists with a passion for the aquarium hobby. They utilize the highest purity ingredients in concentrations that provide the most use to hobbyists. Nearly all Brightwell Aquatics products are over 99.9% pure. The usage guidelines of Brightwell Aquatics products are written in plain language but the company is always available to answer consumer questions. All products are lot numbered for quality control and customer service.

27 Reviews

SAL PIPITONE from Staten Island, NY UNITED STATE

08/30/2016

Experience Level: Intermediate

Microcamera 7

I highly recommend this product...it killed the bad bacteria the green Algie is going away..my corals is looking much better...

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ROB GONZALEZ from LONG BEACH, CA UNITED STATES

01/06/2016

Experience Level: Expert

Works Well

Works as advertised. I added this to my tank and my water clarity noticeably improved as a result. Good product IMO.

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Soccernut from PHOENIX, AZ UNITED STATES

09/24/2015

Experience Level: Intermediate

Amazing

This product has worked as stated on bottle. First dose and I quickly saw the difference in water clarity and was amazed on how much more it made my skimmer work. Hands down this product makes it easier to pull stuff and gunk out of your tank with a good quality skimmer. Since starting to use this nitrates/phosphates zero.

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STEVE from GLENDALE

05/30/2014

Experience Level: Intermediate

Macrobacter 7

Had the smaller "trial" sixe that I received from a L.F.S in my town based on their recommendation. I bout the small bottle, took it home, did a 25gal water change & then added 20ml to the running system - water clarity improved with 30 minutes and over the course of a few weeks dosing according the instruction - the hair algae had such a reduction, the cleanup crews were finally ahead of the Hair Algae and kept it under control...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful

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ERIC ISLER from AMNEVILLE, FRANCE

01/26/2014

Experience Level: Expert

Good product

Good product

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KAREN MARTINSEN from Fallbrook, CA UNITED STATES

01/02/2014

Experience Level: Intermediate

It really works

It works great and no bad smell been useing it for a week had water tested at store its right where it should be, for a new 40 gal. set up. Easy to use. 2 full caps every day, for a week, then 2 capful 2 times per week. For a 40 gal. Easy instructions.

2 out of 2 found this review helpful

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STEVEN ZAIONTZ from DENVER, CO UNITED STATES

12/05/2013

Experience Level: Intermediate

Brightwell Microbacter 7

Have been using the product for 4 days. I purchased it to mitigate brown slime. Too soon to tell.

0 out of 6 found this review helpful

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LUTHER LAWSON from AUSTIN, TX UNITED STATES

10/03/2012

Experience Level: Beginner

*****

SO FAR SO GOOD

1 out of 8 found this review helpful

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Chris from Buena Park, CA

07/18/2012

Experience Level: Intermediate

Great product!

I noticed a difference in water quality after a couple days of use. I use it in both my freshwater and saltwater tanks.

1 out of 3 found this review helpful

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BRANDT BOYD from DES MOINES, IA UNITED STATES

04/28/2012

Experience Level: Intermediate

great product

I got MicroBacter7 a few months ago but hadn't used it. due to a vacation. when I got back I found the the tank sitter handed really checked the tank. with a massive water change and dosing this product my tank looked great again after only two weeks. I was very impressed. I got a second bottle to start a new larger tank I'm building with dry rock. Awesome product, easy to use.

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