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Brightwell Aquatics Reef Biofuel Liquid 17oz 500mL
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Brightwell Aquatics Reef Biofuel Liquid Carbon Source for Marine Aquaria 500mL / 17oz

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Who says cars are the only things that you can fuel? Introducing Brightwell Aquatics Reef Biofuel from Pet Store , this product is designed to act as a nutrient supplement in your fresh or saltwater aquarium. It helps your fish t...
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Brightwell Aquatics Reef Biofuel Liquid Carbon Source for Marine Aquaria 500mL / 17oz Information

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Who says cars are the only things that you can fuel? Introducing Brightwell Aquatics Reef Biofuel from Pet Store, this product is designed to act as a nutrient supplement in your fresh or saltwater aquarium. It helps your fish tank maintain a balanced nutrient intake enabling proper and healthier growth among every organism found in your aquarium. The product increases phosphate-reduction rate and denitrification.

Before, vodkas and ethanol were used to make aquatic organisms healthier and grow more. Today, you no longer need these kinds of materials. Using Brightwell Biofuel, your fish tank is guaranteed to have safe growth rates in your aquarium. Aside from this, the product is biologically safe and wont harm any other water organisms unlike ethanol and vodka.

Besides benefitting fishes and other living organism, the product also indirectly benefits small corals by encouraging poly-expansion. Other than that, other invertebrates found in your fish tank are also benefited.

So, if you want the organisms in your aquarium grow healthily and more abundant, then this product is for you! Not only does it have beneficial effects for your aquarium, it also comes with a very affordable price, which even makes it more of an efficient product.

So, what are you waiting for, buy this product now!

Overview
  • Helps maintain a balanced nutrient-limited marine aquarium by enabling the hobbyist to enhance the rate of microbial growth and reproduction, increasing the rate of phosphate-reduction and denitrification; this is of particular benefit in heavily-stocked, well-fed reef aquaria.
  • Replaces vodka method of microbial activity- enhancement with a completely safe and biologically-sound, non-flammable alternative to using vodka or ethanol.
  • Indirectly benefits corals and other suspension- feeding invertebrates by encouraging reproduction of bacterioplankton (an important food source for suspension-feeding invertebrates).
  • Encourages polyp-expansion in all corals.
  • May be used to help expedite biological filtration in new set-ups.
  • Formulated by a marine scientist.
Technical Background
The concept of biological filtration is simply to utilize living organisms to remove substances from aquatic systems as a natural result of their respiration and metabolic processes. This mode of filtration is at work in any aquarium system housing live organisms, though microbes (e.g. various types of bacteria) are arguably responsible for the majority of nutrient-remineralization that takes place; oceanographic studies have shown that up to 90% of the dissolved organic carbon present in seawater may be assimilated by planktonic bacteria (bacterioplankton) into new biomass. This nutrient assimilation simultaneously removes nitrogen (as ammonia, nitrite, and nitrate) and phosphorus (as phosphate) from the water, making bacterioplankton a very effective sink of dissolved organic material that would otherwise fuel the growth of organisms such as cyanobacteria and filamentous algae in aquaria.

Bacterioplankton are also an important food source for organisms that are able to capture them from the water column. In a sense, utilizing these microbes to control dissolved organic material and then gradually removing the microbes themselves on a continuous basis through protein skimming and the feeding activities of corals, clams, tube worms, tunicates, sponges, and their respective allies, becomes an effective means of nutrient-harvest. Simultaneously, it promotes the health of these suspension-feeding organisms through constant feeding (encouraging polyp-expansion in many types of corals), and promotes water quality. The entire process requires that adequate carbon be present in a usable form. In aquaria with a tendency towards elevated phosphate and nitrate concentrations, an appropriate source of carbon may quickly become depleted. Reef BioFuel provides a source of bioavailable carbon to ensure that nutrient remineralization is efficient and effective.

Instructions and Guidelines:
Shake product well before using. The main goal of using Reef BioFuel is to provide a source of organic carbon to bacterioplankton, enabling them to assimilate available phosphate and nitrate into new biomass (removing these nutrients from the water column and making them unavailable for uptake by cyanobacteria and algae); the resulting increase in bacterioplankton biomass is then removed from the aquarium via protein skimming and through the feeding activities of suspension-feeding invertebrates such as corals, clams, tube worms, tunicates, sponges, and their respective allies. In this fashion, good water quality is maintained, a food source is provided to many aquarium inhabitants, and a large percentage of the assimilated nutrients are directly removed from the system (via protein skimming). Do not use this product in any aquarium in which active and effective protein skimming is not in use. The skimmer may be turned off for a few (e.g. 2 - 6) hours following addition of Reef BioFuel to the aquarium to enable nutrient uptake and assimilation, whereupon skimming should be resumed; the use of a timer and automated doser to control protein skimming and dosing is a simple and effective means of accomplishing
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Brightwell Aquatics Reef Biofuel Liquid Carbon Source for Marine Aquaria 500mL / 17oz Reviews

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Customer Reviews

Biofuel Liquid Product Review by LINDA CHIAPPONE (Posted on 9/23/12)
Rating
Excellent!

Comments: Good stuff. Should be used with Microbacter 7
Nitrates starting to go down

Biofuel is great Product Review by DAVID OTTE (Posted on 12/22/11)
Rating
Excellent!

Comments: Biofuel is a great product for reducing phosphates and nitrates slowly.
Phosphates were 2.0ppm prior to dosing. After one week of dosing every
24hrs, phosphates are at .5ppm. Water looks great and all corals,inverts
And fish are extremely happy.

Reef BioFuel Product Review by JOSHUA HERNANDEZ (Posted on 2/26/14)
Rating
Great!

Comments: My water quality has consistently remained at a high level with the addition of Reef BioFuel. I use it in conjunction with Brightwell's MicroBacter-7. I test for ammonia, nitrites, nitrates, and my test kits indicate there are zero traces of each. My corals have opened up more and look much fuller.

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