TurboStart

TurboStart

Establishing colonies of nitrifying bacteria without FritzZyme can take weeks; but FritzZyme TurboStart completely cycles aquariums in five days or less, allowing for safe, immediate addition of livestock.

TurboStart 900 also reduces fish loss due to toxic levels of ammonia and nitrite and may be added to new tanks or established systems any time the biofilter needs fortification including; after water changes, aggressive cleaning, adding new livestock, medicating, or changing filter media.

Directions & Use

For new systems, dose 1 oz (29 mL) per 25 US gallons (38 L). Shake well before dosing. To decrease cycling time, FritzZyme® TurboStart® 900 can be safely used up to 5x recommended dosage.

  • All chlorine and chloramines must be removed from water before adding FritzZyme® TurboStart 900
  • Nitrifying bacteria require ammonia and nitrite to survive; in new systems introduce livestock or another ammonia source
  • Maintain adequate water flow or aeration
  • Discontinue use of skimmer and UV sterilizers for at least 5 days after application
  • Store refrigerated
Additional Information:
  • No contraindications: can be used with all of our other products and meds
  • Safe for use with all species, including plants and invertebrates
  • Systems may be slightly cloudy or have an earthy odor for several hours after treatment
  • Variations of odor and color between bottles is normal, a strong sulfur smell does not mean the bacteria are dead
  • Do not freeze or overheat. Store in a cool, dark place
  • Overdosed? Live nitrifying bacteria are very safe even if overdosed. Observe for any distress, perform small water changes if necessary

Ideal parameters for FritzZyme® TurboStart 900 nitrifying bacteria:
Temperature: 77-86 F (25-30 C)
pH: 7.3-8.0; nitrification is completely inhibited below pH 6.0
Salinity: 15 - 40 ppt (1.011 to 1.030 sg)
Alkalinity (KH): minimum 4.5 dKH or 80.5 ppm KH
Phosphate: above 0 ppm


My Turbostart arrived warm/hot, is it safe to use?
The acceptable safe temperature range per Fritz is 33F to 95F, at which point the higher the temperature and the longer exposure some portion will start to die off slowly. It would take days of exposure at 120F or higher for there to be any loss of bacteria within the product.



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