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ECO FORMULAE

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Superbugs are designed for use in fish & shrimp ponds, lakes, and lagoons where organic odours and accumulations are a problem. SUPERBUGS contains naturally occurring beneficial bacteria that have been selected and produced for their ability to degrade organic matter and may also help reduce ammonia levels through a natural oxidation process. These bacteria digest organic matter naturally and safely. When added to water, the bacteria quickly seek out a nutrient source, which puts them in direct competition with algae. Through this natural environmental process, the algae start to diminish, leaving the Pond/ Lake in clearer and healthier condition.

  • Controls blue-green pea soupy water.

  • Helps maintain proper pH and speeds up the natural process of breaking down waste.

  • Helps eliminate offensive odours.

  • Works in fresh or salt water.

  • Safe and beneficial for fish and plants.

  • Dissolves leftover food, waste matter, and other decaying organic matter (sludge).

  • Helps to reduce biochemical oxygen demand (BOD) making more dissolved oxygen (DO) available for higher stocking density and increased growth rates.

  • Helps in the reduction of ammonia, nitrite, hydrogen sulphide, and other noxious gasses.

  • Contains a wide variety of bacteria and enzymes designed to effectively biodegrade the waste matter found in most aquatic environments.

APPLICATION:

SUPERBUGS should be applied weekly or as required when the water temperature is at least 10 deg C and ideally over 12 deg C.

We recommend that Superbugs should be applied on a weekly basis to maintain clean healthy water conditions for your fish.  After using Superbugs once weekly for 5 weeks you will notice a distinct improvement in the clarity of your ponds water and there will be less evidence of sludge build up.

As Superbugs is a biological , safe product you must use them for at least 5 weeks before making a judgment on their performance.  In 1999 Eco-Formula alone successfully applied Superbugs to over 20 million gallons of water. 

 This is the product designed for commercial use now available to Koi keepers in the U.K.  Give it a try - be amazed at what you've been missing!

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Probiotics 

PBL-44 is a stable concentrate of ready to use beneficial bacterial species and proprietary ingredients in water suspension. PBL-44 is a dual function formula. First, it assists natural processes that result in the breakdown of organic waste to carbon dioxide and water. Secondly, it colonises the external slime layer of fresh and salt-water crustaceans and fish. In this way it acts as an external probiotic that helps alleviate the harmful effects of transfer stress. It is also used to add protection to tropical and ornamental fish prior to shipment.

When aquatic species are transferred from one environment to another, their slime layers lose a significant portion of their natural protective microflora. Exposure to large numbers of PBL-44 bacteria restores a healthy microflora. These bacteria compete with many pathogens, such as Aeromonas and Vibrio species, which are indigenous to aquatic environments. PBL-44 significantly reduces the frequency of disease by these bacterial pathogens through competitive exclusion.

APPLICATIONS:

  • AQUACULTURE HATCHERY WATER:- Apply 1000 ppm. 48 hours prior to transfer or 2 consecutive days after antibiotic treatment. Ensure adequate aeration.
  • KOI PONDS :- Apply 100ml. \ 1000 litres once weekly
  • FISH DIP:- Immerse fish for 15 minutes in a heavily aerated bath containing 2000ppm. Best following vaccination, antibiotic treatment or preceding transportation.

NOTE:      Now available in an economical 4x concentration for larger applications and regular users.

 Optimal storage temperature: 10 to 21 deg C

PBL-44 is a non-toxic, viable, microbial culture comprised of naturally occurring micro-organisms in water suspension. Wear eye protection, rubber gloves and apron when using. Avoid contact with eyes and open wounds rinse contacted areas with water. Wash hands after using. Store tightly closed in a cool place out of direct sun.

In order to maintain a maximum Probiotic presence it is advisable to apply PBL-44  once weekly.  If you are going to be handling , transporting or introducing new fish into your system you can apply Probiotics twice weekly for a few weeks prior to doing so.

This product is very fish friendly and when used regularly in conjunction with Superbugs will make your system very clean and inhospitable to pathogenic bacteria.

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Nitrifying Bacteria   

This is a very concentrated product that includes Nitrosomonas species to degrade ammonia and Nitrobacter species to degrade Nitrite.  

Our ultra high concentration will provide aquatic environments with faster and more positive results when compared to the much lower concentrations some other companies are offering.

Bacteria count: 96 Billion CFU / gallon minimum

Nitrifying Bacteria work efficiently under the following conditions:

  • Carbonate Hardness of >100mg/l .
  • Low levels of dissolved organic matter. ( Less than 50 ppm)
  • Low concentrations of ammonia. ( Up to 2 ppm)
  • If ammonia and / or nitrite levels are higher than 2ppm do a partial water change.
  • A nice steady flow of water through the filter i.e. no abnormal restrictions or blockages.
  • Temperatures below 29 deg C.
  • Plenty of attachment sights or micro niches.
  • High dissolved oxygen levels. (Above 4ppm)
  • Good circulation of pond detritus. (Nitrifiers grow on suspended detritus.)
  • No poisonous chemicals. ( Nitrifiers are very sensitive to antibiotics, residual chlorine, detergents, etc)
  • Low rates of water exchange. (Less than 20% per day)
  • Aerators that circulate as well as aerate are best.

Nitrifying Bacteria is particularly useful for the Koi keeper during early spring when the water temperature is starting to increase and you're beginning to feed your fish regularly. It's at this point that Ammonia or Nitrite levels can increase fairly quickly and the natural bacteria in your filter system are not established in high enough concentrations  to be able to degrade these toxins.

If you find that you are having Ammonia or Nitrite problems take the time to try and find out why you have the problem.  Treat the  problem and not just the symptom. 

Save yourself the worry and save your fish the stress - Give your filter the boost it needs at this time of year or whenever you are having high Ammonia \ Nitrite problems.

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Tint-It-Blue     

BRF-2A TINT-IT-BLUE

is comprised of a harmless blue dye. TINT-IT-BLUE blocks ultra-violet rays from reaching the lower regions of aquatic environments, thus starving the algae of the sunlight that they thrive on. TINT-IT-BLUE also turns your water an aesthetically pleasing shade of sky-blue while it blocks UV rays. Used in combination with BRF-1A Superbugs or  Superbug , TINT-IT-BLUE safely and effectively eliminates pea-soupy green water. TINT-IT-BLUE is not harmful to aquatic life or swimmers.

APPLICATION

Use 18ml per 2000litres( 500 gal. approx.) of water in your pond or lake. Distribute TINT-IT-BLUE uniformly over the surface of the water. The water colour should be a light (sky) blue after the application of BRF-2A. Do not over-dose; as an over application of BRF-2A can be harmful to submerged aquatic plants and green growth.

TINT-IT-BLUE is recommended for ornamental lakes, and is most effective in water that is deeper than 60cm. Rubber gloves are recommended in handling this product in order to avoid discolouring of hands. If hands should become stained with BRF-2A, wash in cold water and soap or scouring cleanser, followed by a little hand-cream. Not meant for human consumption.

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