Bactoplus Professional Pond Bacteria
Fish produce ammonia around the clock, this is released when
absorbing oxygen through the gills. Ammonia is formed in a toxic form
when the pH is above 7,4. In a biological filter bacteria convert
ammonia via nitrite into nitrate. For this conversion two kinds of
bacteria are needed. The first group converts ammonia into nitrites,
these bacteria are also called ‘AOB’. The second group converts
nitrite into nitrate, these bacteria are also called ‘NOB’.
Both processes take place with the use of oxygen; hence it is
important that the water flowing through the filter is rich in oxygen.
BactoPlus Filter Starter (gel) contains both AOB and NOB and in high
quantities. During production 800 million bacteria per ml. are added
to the products. Use these products when starting a new filter, after
maintenance andwhen having problems with the water quality. When
the filter is easy to access and the filter media can be set dry,
the Gel version of the product can be applied directly to the filter
media, which is enhancing the effect.