Brightwell Aquatics

FlorinBacter One - Complete Starter Culture for Planted & Shrimp Aquariums

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FlorinBacter One (250 mL)

SKU: 252544

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$9.83 $11.57

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FlorinBacter One (500 mL)

SKU: 252545

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$17.43 $20.50

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Complete Tank Starter Bioculture for Freshwater Shrimp or Planted Tanks

  • Copper free and shrimp safe
  • Unique freshwater aerobic + anaerobic microbial & enzyme blend
  • Formulated for use in shrimp, planted, and all freshwater aquariums
  • Establishes bacterial colonies in new aquarium set ups
  • Helps to prevent "New Tank Syndrome"
  • Rapidly reduces ammonia, nitrite,and nitrate
  • Microbes provided in suspended animation for maximum shelf life
  • Fomulated using extensive data from microbiologists


FlorinBacter One is primarily designed to jump start the ammonia cycle in freshwater planted and shrimp aquariums and prevent “New Tank Syndrome.” It will instantly create a biological filter in freshwater aquaria of all types and is particularly useful for freshwater shrimp and planted aquariums. It removes toxic ammonia and nitrite naturally through bacterial oxidation.

The amount of organic materials in water can affect its clarity as well as the health of the organisms living in it. When there are fewer nutrients in the water, it is clear, colorless, odorless, and relatively free from algae or harmful bacteria. On the other hand, when there is a build up of excess nitrogen, ammonia, nitrite, nitrate, phophate, and carbon; water clarity and the health of your tank inhabitants will suffer. FlorinBacter One is a selective complex of extremely effective microbes and enzymes that will establish a thriving colony of beneficial bacteria in your aquarium to reduce the concentrations of these harmful organic compounds and support the overall health and vitality of your tank inhabitants. This formula is also copper-free and safe for all freshwater aquariums housing shrimp.


Instructions & Guidelines

Important: First, use ShrimpPrep or Brightwell Erase-Cl to completely remove chloramines and chorine from tap water. Chloramine and chlorine are lethal to the bacteria in this product and if not treated will cause it to fail! Do not use old sodium thiosulfate formulas for chlorine removal because they will not remove chloramine.

Shake product well before using. Mix appropriate volume of ShrimpFlorinBacterONE (see below) with 250-ml (~8 fl. oz.) of aquarium water in a clean container prior to addition to aquarium. If using a pipette to dispense ShrimpFlorinBacterONE below water level of container or aquarium, be sure to thoroughly clean pipette with fresh (preferably purified) water prior to placing tube back into ShrimpBacterONE bottle; failure to do so will contaminate the product. Best results may be obtained by adding mixture to external biological filtration system (if applicable). Do not add to pump intake port(s), which can negatively impact the microbes present in ShrimpFlorinBacterONE. For best results, use within 1-year of purchase date.

To seed Biological Filtration in new aquaria: Preferably add 2 ml (1 pump if equipped with a pump, or 2 threads on cap) of ShrimpFlorinBacterONE per US-gallon of aquarium water. Minimum recommended dosage for new aquariums is 1 ml per US-gallon. Turn UV-sterilization and/or ozonation off for a period of one day following addition to aquaria.

To provide ongoing biological stability to the aquarium: Add 2 ml of ShrimpFlorinBacterONE per 10 US-gallons of aquarium water per week after initial setup, or switch to ShrimpFlorinBacter7. This will provide increased water clarity and contribute to the ongoing health and overall vigor of inhabitants. Always add this product during and after treatment of the aquarium with any antibiotic or other medication.

Storage: Although product can withstand room temperature for periods of time, for best longevity and highest potency, keep refrigerated at 50 degrees F. Do not freeze!

Caution: Keep out of reach of children. Not for human consumption.

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