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Product Description

Thanks to its specially developed bacterial mixture consisting of 100% living bacteria, Special Blend ensures a stable biological cycle in freshwater and saltwater aquariums by supporting the degradation and composting of organic substances and releasing elements such as sulfur and nitrogen.


  • Breakdown of organic waste
  • Improved nutrient uptake and growth of corals and plants
  • Reduces waste such as plant residues, feed and faeces
  • Ensures the breakdown of protein compounds
  • Reduces nitrate and ammonium
  • Promotes a healthy population of useful microorganisms
  • Reduces the need for water changes
  • Provides crystal clear water
  • Removes odours

Application and dosage:

  • Starting dose: Day 1: 25 ml to 100 l water / Day 8, 15, 22, 29: 15 ml to 100 l water
  • Maintenance dosage: 7.5 ml per 100 l of water every 14 days

Please note the following:

  • The initially perceptible sulfur smell of Special Blend disappears after dosing.
  • Since Special Blend is a biological ecosystem in the bottle, there may be deviations in smell, colour and appearance.
  • When setting up new saltwater aquariums, you should only add Special Blend 24 hours after the seawater has been set up.
  • For optimal results, you should dose Special Blend directly into the aquarium during the light phase.
  • Since UV light and ozone can kill bacteria, you should switch them off for 12 to 24 hours during use.
  • Make sure to offer bacteria sufficient settlement area in the form of appropriate filter media such as ceramic rings.
  • Since bacteria can lower the pH value, you should check it regularly.
  • Since seawater inhibits bacterial growth, you can add 25 to 50 percent more for faster results.
  • After using medication, dosing should only take place after 72 hours.
  • Make sure there is sufficient oxygen / circulation in your aquarium.
  • In combination with TheraP, Special Blend is the optimal biological complete solution for the care of your aquarium and its inhabitants.


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Customer Reviews

Microbe-Lift Special Blend – Water Care Bacteria (251ml.)

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Product Code 097121211101

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