About FritzZyme® TurboStart® 700 Freshwater
FritzZyme® TurboStart® 700 contains the same proven freshwater strains of effective, live nitrifying bacteria as FritzZyme® 7 but at 15 times the concentration. TurboStart® 700 reduces fish loss due to toxic levels of ammonia and nitrite. Establishing colonies of nitrifying bacteria without FritzZyme® can take weeks; FritzZyme® TurboStart® completely cycles aquariums in five days or less, allowing for safe, immediate addition of livestock. TurboStart® 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 & Dosage
Chlorine and chloramines are lethal to FritzZyme® TurboStart® bacteria and must be completely removed before addition.
Turn off UV sterilizers before use and for 5 days after each introduction of FritzZyme® TurboStart® 700.
Shake bottle; add 1 oz. (29 ml) TurboStart® per 50 gallons (189 L) of water.
Add animals after acclimating. Do not overcrowd tank. Do not overfeed.
Test water parameters regularly.
To decrease cycling time, FritzZyme® TurboStart® 700 can be safely used up to 5x recommended dosage.
NOTE: Systems may be slightly cloudy or have an earthy odor for several hours after treatment.
Live product. Keep refrigerated. Do not freeze. Refrigerated life is 4 months. Use before expiration date on bottom of bottle.
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See below for frequently asked questions regarding FritzZyme® TurboStart® 700 Freshwater.
How do I store it?
Nitrifying bacteria are delicate, they are “vegetative cells” and do not form a protective coat or “spore” as many non-nitrifying bacteria do. For this reason, FritzZyme® has a limited shelf life and must be protected from freezing (32°F) and overheating (110°F). Room temperature out of direct sunlight is sufficient for storage. Ideal storage temperature is 45 to 55°F.
Does the color or smell change the effectiveness or remaining shelf life of FritzZyme®?
No. The smell may range from none to a very strong pungent odor and the color from a rosy red to a grayish black. We have seen the odor and color ranges mentioned above to be equally effective. The true test of the product effectiveness is its ability to convert ammonia and/or nitrite. If the product has not expired and has been handled properly, it will be effective in the aquarium.
How soon may I stock my tank with a full load of fish?
Nitrifying bacteria must be present in sufficient numbers in your biofilter to handle the ammonia generated by a full load of fish; otherwise, the ammonia can rise to lethal levels. Naturally, this requires 3-4 weeks for freshwater and 4-8 weeks for saltwater. FritzZyme® TurboStart will dramatically shorten this delay from weeks to several days.
Recommended initial livestock loadings are dependent on several factors:
- The amount of rock in your tank
- Species of livestock
- Sump area
- Filter size and type
If initially adding a large livestock load, it is recommended to feed minimally for the first week, allowing the nitrifiers to establish themselves.
Do I need to add an initial ammonia source for the nitrifying bacteria of a new tank?
Your fish will provide the necessary ammonia. The advantage of using FritzZyme® is that you can add the fish right away to a new tank (without adding any ammonia); this is the method we recommend. Slight rises in ammonia and nitrite may occur for a brief period, but they will be well below stress levels.
How does FritzZyme® work?
FritzZyme® allows your tank to duplicate nature. FritzZyme® “seeds” the biological filter with sufficient numbers of beneficial nitrifying bacteria so it can begin to remove ammonia and nitrite. Because the time required for the bacteria to become established is drastically reduced, fish may be introduced much sooner. When adding more fish or other bio-load to an aquarium, the addition of FritzZyme® adds more bacteria to the biofilter, thus preparing it to be able to handle the increased ammonia production.
How long has Fritz Industries, Inc. been working with nitrifying bacteria?
Fritz Industries, Inc. has been working with nitrifying bacteria for over 26 years and has constantly worked to perfect culturing techniques while obtaining maximum production with superior packaging of a stabilized product.
How often should I use FritzZyme®?
After the initial dosage of FritzZyme® to seed the biofilter, additions are only needed if more animals are added to the system, the efficiency of the biofilter has been reduced by medications or the biofilter has been disturbed (e.g., changing the media of a canister filter).
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