FritzZyme® TurboStart® 700 Freshwater Nitrifying Bacteria (4oz.)

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Directions & Dosage:

For new systems, dose 1 oz (29 mL) per 50 US gallons (189 L). Shake well before dosing. To decrease cycling time, FritzZyme® TurboStart® 700 can be safely used up to 5x recommended dosage.

  • For best results, maintain ideal water parameters noted below and use FritzZyme® TurboStart 700 before the expiration date on the package
  • All chlorine and chloramines must be removed from water before adding FritzZyme® TurboStart 700
  • Nitrifying bacteria require ammonia and nitrite to survive; in new systems introduce livestock or another ammonia source like Fishless Fuel to start cycling
  • Maintain adequate water flow or aeration
  • Discontinue use of skimmer and UV sterilizers for at least 5 days after application
  • Store refrigerated
  • No contraindications: can be used with all of our other products and meds
  • Safe for use with all species, including plants and invertebrates
  • Safe to add directly into a tank with livestock present
  • 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® 700 nitrifying bacteria:
Temperature: 77-86 F (25-30 C)
pH: 7.3-8.0; nitrification is completely inhibited below pH 6.0
Salinity: 0 - 6 ppt (1.000 to 1.0045 sg); active up to 15 ppt (1.011 sg) 
Alkalinity (KH): minimum 4.5 dKH or 80.5 ppm KH
Phosphate: above 0 ppm

More Dosage / Instructions:

Chlorine and Chloramines are lethal to Turbo Start bacteria and must be completely removed before addition. Turn off UV sterilizers before use, and for 5 days after each introduction of Turbo Start 700. Shake bottle, add 1 oz. (29 ml) Turbo Start per 40 gallons (151 L) of water. Add animals after acclimating. Do not overcrowd tank. Do not overfeed. Test water parameters regularly. To decrease cycling time, Turbo Start 700 can be safely used up to 5x recommended dosage. NOTE: Systems may be slightly cloudy or smell of sulfur for several hours after treatment. Because conditions in individual tanks may vary greatly, Fritz Industries, Inc. is not responsible for loss or injury to animate material. NOTE: Live product. Keep refrigerated. Do not freeze. Refrigerated life is 6months.Use before expiration date on bottom of bottle

Available Sizes / Item # / Treats:

  • 1 oz    (50 gal)     80510
  • 4 oz   (200 gal)    80513
  • 16 oz (800 gal)    80515
  • 32 oz (1,600 gal) 80518
  • 1 gal (6,400 gal)  80503