New from Fauna Marin: Bacto Reef Balls

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  1. Fauna Marin

    Fauna Marin Active Member R2R Supporter Gold Sponsor

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    Bacto Reef Balls provide reefers with an easy solution to adding bacteria into their tanks. BRB is added every 2-3 weeks and is steadily released in fixed amounts, whereas other bacteria products can be dosed on a daily basis.
     

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    How do they work with tanks with refugiums?
     
  3. davidwinn101

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    Now only if they were available to order somewhere in the us :)
     
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    BRB can be used with refugiums without any issues. The bacteria will not harm the refugium algae.
     
  5. illumnae

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    So for a complete system we would have to dose Bacto balls in addition to bacto Therapie and Bacto blend? or is bacto balls alone enough? that's what I meant.
     
  6. Fauna Marin

    Fauna Marin Active Member R2R Supporter Gold Sponsor

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    Adding Bacto Balls alone is enough for maintaining a healthy bacteria count.
     
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    I run a large refugium with lots of different macro in there, will adding these have a negative impact on the health of my macro?
     
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    FYI: Aquarium specialty is expecting a shipment by next week.
     
  9. Fauna Marin

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    @SPotter BRB is refugium safe. We recommend starting with half of the recommended dosage.
     
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    What is the mechanism for phosphate reduction with bacto reef balls?
     
  11. scoopsthedog

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    I've seen a definitive reduction in NO3 - even with increased feedings- but not much in the way of Phosphate (compared to a GFO anyway). That being said it's only been a few months. Overall the tank is cleaner, clearer, almost zero nuisance algae and all the coral seem to be growing quickly. I would recommend.
     
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    Thanks for feedback! your coral growing quickly; can you tell me what level is your NO3 at now after using bacto reef balls?
     
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    0. I'm feeding brine dosed in selcon 2x daily and reef roids + polyp extended every other day. NO3 is still at 0 now trying to manage my Phosphates. Haven't
    seen any issues with browning from 0 NO3 so far.
     
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    I started to use these in my established biocube. I plan on using them in my soon to be wet 220. Would using these from the start assist with establishing bacteria in a brand new system or should I be looking towards another product to start?
     
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    @Fauna Marin

    Could you please define "bacterial plaque" as used in your copy? When I Google it I get references to the plaque that builds up on our teeth...
     
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    After 2 or 3 weeks must you remove the undissolved BRB before adding the new or do you add the new to whats left ?
     
  17. Fauna Marin

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    Hi Nick,

    For kick starting a tank, it would be better to use Bacto Blend. Blend will contain more diverse bacteria which will assist with tank cycling. Once the tank is cycled, you can discontinue Blend and begin BRB.
     
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    We're referring to the bacterial film that can develop in some aquariums.
     
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    You can go ahead and remove the leftover balls when you add a fresh batch of BRB.
     
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    There is currently a discussion regarding ceramic media bricks, plates etc. would this product be able to SEED these products or populate the pores and surfaces of existing media or is it a strickly on demand release process.
    thx
     
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