Fauna Marin BACTO REEF BALLS –
The new Bacto Reef Balls are the first fully available marine bacteria to feature nutrient control through the use of time release technology; depot controlled nutrient control. High Efficiency Nutrient Control BACTO REEF BALLS contain highly effective bacteria cultures that control nutrient levels and help avoid unsightly algae growth in saltwater aquariums. Such results are achieved through the use of our timed-release carrier material. Special Composition The unique composition of our carrier material has been specially developed for use in seawater. It allows for a steady supply of diverse bacteria cultures to be added to the aquarium. Other materials such as normal gel acts as an additional carbon source and thus dissolves faster and makes controlled delivery impossible. Ingeniously Simplified Dosing Bacto Reef Balls are super easy to use. Simply place the necessary amount of Reef Balls into your filter and replace every 2 weeks when the original sphere is dissolved. Our seawater stable polymer matrix allows bacteria to be slowly added into the aquarium. A steady supply of beneficial bacteria removes the need for daily dosing and unwanted Dosage peaks. Natural and Reef Safe Bacto Reef Balls is the first bacteria-based product to feature time-release technology in a sphere. Both bacteria and carrier material are 100% reef safe and promote a healthy and natural aquarium. As soon as the bacteria is introduced into the aquarium, the bacteria begins its task and reduces nitrogens and phosphates. Our blend of bacteria has been specially developed to suit the needs of reef aquariums by providing a stable and diverse bacterial culture. Any excess bacteria becomes a food source for corals and protozoa and are skimmed by a protein skimmer.
How to Use
Fauna Marin BACTO REEF BALLS Bacto Reef Balls are the first of its kind to feature active gel balls for marine aquariums. Each Reef Ball is packed with marine bacteria and enzymes, which are steadily released into the water column. Such act enables bacteria, enzymes and the corresponding bacteria supply to be depot-controlled for the first time. Long-chain biopolymers, which dissolve slowly in seawater serve as a basis for this. They are the key compounds that release the stored bacteria and enzymes. This characteristic occurs automatically and is supplied in the correct proportions. Bacto Reef Balls are designed to dissolve completely in about 2-3 weeks. The amount of time it will take for the balls to dissolve will depend on the amount of nutrients in the aquarium water. The flow rate going through the balls also play a role in the ball’s lifespan. Due to the quantity of balls needed for a single dosage, the required dosage can easily be adjusted to suit the needs of your aquarium.
Estimated Duration of Dosages by Container Size
A 100 ml container contains about 110 Bacto Reef Balls (BRB). With an average dose of 2-3 BRB per 100 liters (26 US Gallon) and a duration of 14 days, a 100 liter (26 US Gallon) aquarium can be supplied for up to 70 weeks. For expected dosage duration, please refer to the information below:
● 100 ml container can supply a 100 liter (26 US Gallon) aquarium for 70 weeks
● 250 ml container can supply a 250 liter (66 US Gallon) aquarium for 70 weeks
● 500 ml container can supply a 500 liter (132 US Gallon) aquarium for 70 weeks
By following the average dosage, your aquarium will undergo a slight nutrient reduction and/or become more stabilized. This dosage amount will also ensure sufficient detritus breakdown.
The above calculated averages are, of course, subject to the aquarium’s nutrient fluctuations. With high nutrient content and strong flow, the spheres dissolve more rapidly and therefore significantly increase the demand for more BRB.
It is important to supply your aquarium with the correct dosage and also find proper placement for the BRB. If a greater effect is desired, the dosage must be increased.