The value of bacteria in saltwater aquariums is one of the most underappreciated water quality parameters by aquarists. Planktonic bacteria provide corals with nutrients necessary for optimal growth and color.
ZEObak contains various types of bacteria and when used in combination with ZEOfood, corals are able to take up the planktonic bacteria. Experimental studies have shown that ZEObak and ZEOfood provide more intense coral colors immediately after dosing.
THE essential microorganism solution for a healthy, well-balanced and efficient bacterial fauna in a tank. ZEObak contains several bacterial strains, used in combination with ZEOfood and ZEOstart building up bacteria plankton.
Waste-Away Sludge Busing Bacteria for Reef, Nano, and Seahorse Aquaria
Contains no phosphates
Unclogs and cleans gravel and coral beds
Keeps filter pads cleaner and flowing longer
Removes hidden wastes
Waste-Away lowers Phosphate and Nitrate plus it removes hidden wastes and dirt from gravel and coral beds!
DrTim's Waste-Away is a unique combination of bacteria that attack and dissolve organic wastes in the aquarium quickly. Waste-Away works to unclog coral beds and keep filter pads freely flowing longer. This results in better water flow, more oxygen and a healthier aquarium environment. Even with good maintenance and monthly water changes, sludge and wastes remain in the aquarium in hard-to-reach and hard-to-see places. Waste-Away, a 100% natural, beneficial bacteria-based product, removes cyanobacteria and aquarium slime, leaving your tank clean!
Waste-Away Before and After
Un-retouched photos of a reef tank from an actual Waste-Away user:
Waste-Away should be used on a regular (weekly) basis to keep sludge from accumulating which can negatively affect fish and corals.
Directions for Use: SHAKE WELL BEFORE USING
Minimum dose 10 ml per 10 gallons of aquarium water
BACTO ENERGY is a special carbon source designed to feed nutrient reducing bacteria in marine aquariums. After addition of Bacto Energy, bacteria will grow rapidly and thereby will convert unwanted nutrients like nitrite, nitrate and phosphate into biomass. The bacteria will either be skimmed off or taken up by corals and filter feeders, thereby providing an additional source of natural food.
Safely reduces nitrite, nitrate, and phosphate
Provides a reliable method for the removal of nitrogen compounds
Directly supports denitrifying bacteria (good bacteria)
Highly concentrated for cost-effective dosing
Easy to dose and 100% reef safe
Dose 2 – 5ml per 1000L (264 US gal) daily, depending on nutrient concentration and animal stock level.
Aquariums with high nutrient levels should first use a phosphate remover such as ULTRA PHOS and begin BACTO ENERGY at 25% of calculated dosage.
Increase Bacto Energy dosage every 2 weeks by 10% and test water parameters until nutrient values drop to acceptable levels.
Dosage is too high when mucous develops on live Dosage is too high when mucous develops on live rock, coral, and aquarium walls.
Please make all changes slowly and carefully!
Water, calcium chloride, magnesium sulfate, potassium chloride, ethylene acetate, sodium acetate, ethanol, peptone, tryptone, L. histidine hydrochloride, D-phenylalanine, L-threonine, DL-tryptophan, DL-valine, Thiamine chloride, nicotinamide, riboflavin, pridoxin hydrochloride, cyanococobalamin, sodium methyl 4-hydroxybenzoate, and many more organic acids and trace elements.
Keep away from children. Not for animals which serve for the production of food.
Do not inhale, do not swallow.
*Bacto energy is former Ultra Bak*