Brightwell Aquatic`s MicroBacter QuikCycl is a professional grade ammonia nutrient designed specifically for fish-less cycling. When used in conjunction with a quality bacterial culture, MicroBacter QuikCycl establishes a strong nitrifying bacterial bed in both freshwater and marine aquariums. It is important to continue proper testing of pH, ammonia, nitrite, and nitrate in your aquarium while cycling your tank with MicroBacter QuickCycle. It is also imperative that you do not overdose the product, and be sure to read all instructions and manufacturer warnings prior to use. NEVER add MicroBacter QuickCycle to an aquarium containing live fish, plants, or invertebrates. DO NOT attempt to add animals before cycling is complete.
How to Perform a Fishless Cycle with MicroBacter QuikCycl:
|Day Two:||Measure pH, Ammonia and Nitrite and record values.|
|Day Three:||Measure pH, Ammonia and Nitrite and record values.|
|Day Four:||Measure pH, Ammonia and Nitrite. If either Ammonia or Nitrite are over .25 ppm, then you can add more
bacteria, if desired.
|Day Five:||Measure pH, Ammonia and Nitrite and record values.|
|Day Six:||Measure pH, Ammonia and Nitrite. If either Ammonia or Nitrite are over .25 ppm, then you can add more
bacteria, if desired.
|Day Seven:||Measure pH, Ammonia and Nitrite. If using MicroBacter Start XLM, MicroBacter Start XLF and your Ammonia
and Nitrite show zero, then measure Nitrate. If Nitrate is showing .25 ppm or higher, then your aquarium is
cycled. If using any other bacteria, then go to Day 8.
|Day Eight:||Measure pH, Ammonia and Nitrite and record values.|
|Day Nine & Subsequent Days?:||Measure pH, Ammonia and Nitrite. If Ammonia + Nitrite value is zero, then measure nitrate and if there
is a reading of Nitrate at .25 ppm or higher, then the aquarium is cycled.
|When Cycling is Complete:||Perform a 25% water change and begin adding hardy animals, SLOWLY. Restart UV, skimmer and filtration.
Adding too many animals too quickly can throw off your biological filtration and result in livestock loss,
so go slow!
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