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Old 16-10-11, 13:34
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Microbacter 7 -review

Quick review on brightwells microbacter 7

I found an old bottle of this on my shelf and decided to use it up, its basically a bottle of bacteria that reduces the nutrients. I wasnt expecting much but wanted to get clear the shelf so decided to use it, ive been using in for about a month now and I have to say im really impressed, ive noticed the following

Water goes crystal clear, like using carbon
Hair algae goes white - dies back
Sand a bit whiter
Glass needs less cleaning, use to clean every other day and now once every 4 days or so

I stopped using it for about a week and my tank definately got dirtier, I dose a capfull a night in my 300l system, overall I definately recomend it, its basically like zeo but much more gentle.

Also just to confirm I dont dose any carbon source with it, purely the bacteria
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Old 16-10-11, 13:41
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We start up tanks with little to no live rock with this stuff

Good for me also!
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Old 19-10-11, 18:09
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It good to read about alternatives to the norm that have been successful.

You never know you might has just started the next trend
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Old 19-10-11, 18:13
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I've used this stuff to seed both of my tanks, I've never used it by its self though. I've still got a load left over so I might start putting some in.
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Old 19-10-11, 21:05
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I've used this stuff to seed both of my tanks, I've never used it by its self though. I've still got a load left over so I might start putting some in.
It would be very interesting to read a before and after report
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Old 19-10-11, 21:07
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I dont think its works overnight but try dosing a little bit everyday and judge in about 10-14 days
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Old 19-10-11, 21:09
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I used it weekly on my last setup, I'm now using it daily before switching to the maintenance dose on my new ACS nano. My water is gin clear
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Old 21-10-11, 17:44
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Same here, used it for over a year and it certainly clears everything up, dosed once a week
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Old 25-11-11, 10:51
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Just an update

I ordered a 2nd bottle and to be honest It doesnt seem to be doing what the first one did, I think I may have a dud one.
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Old 25-11-11, 10:54
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the brightwell aquatics range looks good,ive been using the zooplankto and phyto with good results and am thinking of starting bacter and reef biofuel(alternative to vodka)
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