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Tunze Care Bacter Beneficial Bacterial Supplement

$27.99 


Item #: TZ17200


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Tunze Care Bacter (0220.005) Beneficial Bacterial Supplement

Care Bacter contains bacteria on a substrate of powdered Maerl gravel, which keep fresh or seawater aquaria clean.

Overview:

  1. Various green and filamentous algae will be greatly reduced, algae growth on aquarium panes will be slowed. The introduced bacteria are in competition with the algae mentioned.
  2. Nitrate and phosphate compounds decrease. The bacteria take up nitrate and phosphate compounds as food and are digested by corals, respectively separated by a skimmer or filter at the end of their lives.
  3. Corals and fish get more vital. The bacteria and the other contents supplement the defenses and reduce the risk of deseases esp. of Vibrio infections.
  4. The aquarium appears much cleaner and organic detritus / duff is significantly reduced. The bacteria can use the detritus/duff as food.

Features:

  • Non-pathogenic bacteria for humans and the environment.
  • Doesn’t contain any toxic materials.
  • No overdosing possible!
  • The product is not suitable for human consumption!
  • Avoid eye contact!
  • Keep away from children!

Application:

  • For the initial application we recommend a so-called “shock vaccination” (scoop included in the scope of delivery), which will effectively and quickly lead to a desired positive outcome:
  • For aquariums from 500 to 1,000 liters (132 to 264 USgal.): 10 ml (0.33 fl.oz) per week (equivalent to 4 measuring spoons) for a period of 2 weeks.
  • For aquariums from 100 to 500 liters (26 to 132 USgal.): 5 ml (0.17 fl.oz) per week (equivalent to 2 measuring spoons) for a period of 2 weeks.
  • For aquariums from 30 to 100 liters (8 to 26 USgal.): 2.5 ml (0.08 fl.oz) per week (equivalent to 1 measuring spoons) for a period of 2 weeks.
  • During the dosing, we recommend temporarily stopping the existing mechanical filter system and sea water skimming for 10 minutes, and to inject the dose directly into the aquarium biotope.

Normal dosage after the first vaccination: For aquariums from 500 to 1,000 liters (132 to 264 USgal.): 2,5 ml per week (equivalent to 1 measuring spoon).
For aquariums from 30 to 500 liters (26 to 132 USgal.): 1.25 ml per week (equivalent to 1/2 measuring spoon).
During the dosing, we recommend temporarily stopping the existing mechanical filter system and sea water skimming for 10 minutes, and to inject the dose directly into the aquarium biotope.

Concentration: 10^9 CFU/g
Contents: 40 ml (1.33 oz.)

Manufacturer information

Tunze
For forty-five years the name TUNZE® has been synonymous with aquariums. Many products and components which we have developed in the course of time are now standard features of aquarium technology today. This confidence in TUNZE is no coincidence. The company has remained true to its philosophy right from the beginning, researching water biotopes all over the world to develop components which enable natural water conditions in the closed environment of an aquarium. In the implementation of know-how, effectiveness and efficiency, TUNZE® takes the lead in environmental compatibility. Their motto is: quality and reliability. These values are upheld with well thought-out and precise tool making by highly qualified experts. The brand names of TUNZE® and Turbelle® meet the expectations of the seal of quality; Made in Germany. Many of the products shown in this catalogue are protected by national and international patents.

4 Stars


jim

Reviewed on
October 11, 2018

Yes, I would recommend this.

I Found it Beneficial

Pros: Reduced nutrients and unwanted algae/cyano

Cons: Expensive

I have used bacteria products in the past and really only had success with products designed to aid in the initial cycle of the tank. I won this product in a frag swap raffle and decided to give it a try. I had a moderate cyano outbreak and small amounts of gha prior to using the product. After three weeks of use the cyano was gone and the gha had decreased by about half. Phosphate levels decreased from around .06 to .03 amd nitrate decreased from 10 to barely measurable. Continued use kept the nutrients stable at that point. I am now on my second bottle and the cyano did not return, but the gha hasn't completely gone away. I went with four stars because it is quite expensive.

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mike

Reviewed on
January 22, 2018

Yes, I would recommend this.

Tunze Care Bacter

Pros: Instructions say you can't overdose. Only have to dose once a week

Cons: powder doesn't completely dissolve, clouds the tank for a few minutes

Been using this for about 3 weeks now and my GHA is slowly dying back with no ill effects on my inhabitants. I have more flower nems, LPS and a few acros in the tank I'm using it in.

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sophie

Reviewed on
December 13, 2017

No, I would not recommend this.

No benefit observed

My tank admittedly has a problem but after 2 weeks of use as directed I haven't seen much of a change. I'm fighting spiral diatons, filamentous green algae and dinoflagelates. I'll keep using it until I run out and update if things change.

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javastarbuck

Reviewed on
September 17, 2017

Yes, I would recommend this.

So far, so good

Pros: Algae problem lessens over time

Cons: Clouding for initial doses

Been using it for several weeks now, and here's what I've observed. The skim in my protein skimmer is a lot darker. The algae in my tank has also darker and not growing as fast. I've had no clouding after the first two initial doses, which are much larger than the maintenance doses.

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mart

Reviewed on
September 07, 2017

Yes, I would recommend this.

Tunze Bacter

Pros: easy to use

Cons: clouds the water

Just started using this, this is the second dose today, so not sure how well it works. It does cloud the water for a few days.

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