UltraBio is a mix of several nitrifying and denitrifying bacterial populations that were carefully selected for their ability to convert ammonia to nitrite, nitrite to nitrate and nitrate to nitrogen gas. This highly active bacteria was specifically formulated for the Ultralith system and will prevent a monoculture in the filter, promoting the rapid processing of nutrients in the filter.
Our bacteria mix is highly concentrated! You can actually see the bacteria with the naked eye as aggregates drifting in the solution. Ultra Bio contains nitrifying and denitrifying bacterial strains. These strains include, Nitrosomas sp. Nitrobacter sp. Nitrospira sp. Paracoccus sp. Pseudomonas sp.
It can also be used to treat cyanobacteria when used with UltraLife! The combination is a very effective treatment in reef tanks. Cyanobacteria form red films or carpets which can cover corals, sand, and liverock. They are good indicators for a misbalance between nutrients. Dosing UltraBio and Ultralife will reactivate the growth of healthy and diverse bacterial population by balancing out the nutrients.
Please shake the bottle slightly before each use!
When starting to use UltraBio or after replacing UltraLith media, add 1 drop per 100 liter/26gal every day for 2 weeks.
After this initial phase, add 1 drop per 100 Liter/26gal. every three days, until the next exchange of the Ultralith filter medium. Please add the UltraBio either directly into the tank or into the intake of the Zeolite Filter.
It is advisable to turn off the skimmer for 2 to 3 hours after the addition of UltraBio.
Dosage for treating Cyano
Shake well before use! Both products must be mixed prior to dosing.
The daily dose per 100 L of tank volume is 2 drops of UltraBio, half a tablespoon of UltraLife and 2 drops of UltraBio. Mix all the ingredients together and add them into the intake of a pump or any other place with high flow.
Maintain this treatment until the Cyanobacteria are clearly reduced. This may take several days to weeks, so please be patient. In most cases the treatment works in less than one week.