Chemically induces nitrifying bacteria for marine set-up
REEF NATURE MARINE START is the safe and easy way to start up a marine biological filter, before stocking an aquarium. As the biological filter systems used in marine aquariums develop, toxic conditions occur.
AQUASONIC MARINE START chemically induces these conditions into a filter system by creating ammonia and then nitrite conditions. This leads to the development of nitrifying bacteria. This bacteria attaches to the filtration medium, filtering the water to convert toxic ammonia and nitrite to less harmful nitrate.
Monitor levels with ammonia and nitrite test kits.
DIRECTIONS FOR USE:
1ml per 20L each day for 7 days. Avoid using activated carbon or other absorbent filtration until the nitrifying bacteria are established. Adequate circulation to ensure oxygen supply throughthe filter medium is essential. A spike in ammonia will develop over the first 7-10 days. This will decrease when a population of Nitrosococcus sp. becomes established. Following this, a spike in nitrite will be observed over days 10-21. Once this spike decreases, a population of Nitrosococcus sp. has become established. When the nitrite reading is zero, the aquarium may be safely stocked. Please note times may vary according to water quality and conditions.
USAGE GUIDE: To calculate approximate aquarium capacity : length x width x water level height (in cm) and divide by 1,000 for litres