Dennerle FB1 Substrate Start 50 g
FB1 SubstrateStart is a highly active mixture of selected bed bacteria. All you need to do is spread it onto the layer of DeponitMix and cover it over with aquarium gravel.
FB1 bacteria are activated immediately upon coming into contact with water, thus transforming the bed of the aquarium into an active bio-filter. Living humus bacteria pre-digest nutrients to convert them into a form that plants can use. For a quick, reliable start.
The most important little miracle-workers in every aquarium Bacteria are crucial to ensuring that an aquarium functions correctly. Only when the bed, filter material and water are colonised by the right (!) bacteria will the fish excrement, dead plant matter and food residues which continually occur in aquaria be degraded and eliminated, along with substances harmful to fish such as ammonia and nitrite . An aquarium is practically sterile when it is first set up. Without active assistance, it may thus take several months for a stable bacterial fauna to develop. The water quality may vary considerably during this period. This often leads to poor plant growth, algae problems and an increased susceptibility to disease, and may even claim the lives of fish. Fully biological rapid activation To combat this problem, DENNERLE’s research team has developed special bacterial preparations. FB1 SubstrateStart is a highly active mixture of selected bed bacteria for all fresh water aquaria. All FB1 bacteria have been isolated from natural waters, propagated in pure cultures and optimised in years of intensive research work for use in the low-oxygen (anaerobic) environment of the aquarium bed. FB1 bacteria are supplied in immobilised or “dormant” state on a mineral carrier material. As soon as they come into contact with water they become active, multiplying and actively colonising the entire bed. FB1 SubstrateStart: • Quickly transforms the aquarium bed into an active bio-filter • Improves the water quality, to the benefit of the fish • With living FB1 humus bacteria – transform sludge into plant nutrients. • Ensures all aquarium plants get off to a good start and develop strong roots • Kick-starts your aquarium bed into life Dosage 1 bag (50 g) of FB1 SubstrateStart is sufficient for a 100 l / 80 cm aquarium, i.e. to activate up to 25 kg of bedding (5-10 kg of plant nutrient medium and 10-15 kg of aquarium gravel). A higher dosage of up to 50 g of FB1 per 10 kg of bedding is possible. Mode of use Pour plant nutrient medium (DENNERLE DeponitMix Professional) into the aquarium. Spread FB1 SubstrateStart evenly over the nutrient medium. Cover with thoroughly washed, hardness-free aquarium gravel with a grain size of 1-2 mm (DENNERLE crystal quartz gravel). In aquaria with beds consisting exclusively of gravel – e.g. Malawi and Tanganyika aquaria – spread FB1 over the first half of the gravel layer, then pour the remaining gravel on top. Do not whirl up the bed when pouring in water. DENNERLE professional tips on correct plant care • Changing part of the water on a regular basis is particularly important. This removes certain harmful substances and inhibitors which even the best filter is unable to degrade any further. Therefore, replace 25-50 % of the aquarium water with tap water at a temperature corresponding roughly to that of the aquarium water at least once every two weeks! • As tap water contains virtually no fertilizers, aquarium plants require regular fertilization! Recommendation: DENNERLE E15 FerActiv iron fertilizer and V30 Complete fertilizer. S7 VitaMix supplies the aquarium with vital substances. • Don’t forget CO2 fertilization – CO2 (carbon dioxide) is the most important plant fertilizer of all! Contains living bacteria – please protect from sunlight, heat and frost. Do not store at temperatures ove
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