Have you recently set-up a new tank and would like to mature it without additional time? This seems to be a common roadblock that many aqua-culturists faces, and we have an easy solution. Read on to find out how you can easily mature your tank with a few simple steps…
A refugium pack will contain most of what you need to get your tank to a mature state: high-quality phytoplankton and a variety of zooplankton. Start with the correct refugium pack for your tank; freshwater or marine. The ratio should be similar to the below;
For a 40L tank, use 125ml of refugium pack – (1.25ml per 400ml minimum)
The Micro Magic will help stabilise the pH of the water, both the rotifers and copepods will have a chance to get established in the tank, they will provide the nutrition for any fry and allow you to have mandarin fish and seahorses and pipefish.
Fluid from Filter Floss
Add a good squeeze from the existing filter floss into the tank. This will ensure that the beneficial type of bacteria needed to mature your tank is added into the water. The addition of bacteria will defiantly expedite the cycling process and get your tank ready for the new inhabitants.
Vibrant Liquid Aquarium Cleaner
Finally, add the appropriate dose of Vibrant Liquid Aquarium according to your tank size. Also, ensure you use the correct type of Vibrant according to the type of water you have; reef, freshwater, or saltwater. To use for a very well taken care of, clean aquarium, add 1ml of Vibrant per 37 litres (10 gallons) of aquarium water once every 2 weeks.
The addition of vibrant into the tank will also encourage the breeding of your zooplankton as both the rotifers and harpacticoids eat bacteria. More zooplankton will help stabilise water parameters in the tank.
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