Provides humic substances for all planted and blackwater biotope aquaria
- Designed to simulate conditions of color & content of Amazon and similar forested river regions of South America, Southeast Asia & Africa
- Useful as an aid to induce spawning & hatching of certain species of their native species
- Reduces stress & improves color & vigor of fish
- Contains minerals & vitamins that will simulate biological cycles in fish and plants, without unwanted algae growth
- Made with no gluconates, dangerous polycycloglutaracetal, or glutaraldehyde
- Made in the USA
In planted aquariums, use Flora-Viv multinutrient fertilizer as your main plant nutrient source, then use this product, Flora-Viv Blackwater to provide humic, tannic and fulvic acids to support fish and plants. Simultaneous use of Bacter•Gen F to establish and sustain growth of proper microorganisms and recycle aquarium nutrients will greatly benefit all fish and plants. Growth of all photosynthetic organisms also require strong lighting of proper spectrum. Pay special attention when using Blackwater because, although it is an overall aid to plant growth, it can have a tendency to “shade” the aquarium, reducing the light available for plants. Consult your lighting supplier for assistance in the proper type of light, and photo periods for the plants that you are growing. Be sure to ask lots of questions to get the very best lighting system for your aquarium.
Basic: Remove carbon and resin filtration because it may remove the Blackwater. Shake well prior to use. Add 1 capful (5 ml) per 20 US-gallons (200 L) of freshwater aquarium water once or twice per week, as needed to support blackwater conditions. Dosage may be divided and added more often to suit your particular needs.
Advanced: Remove carbon and resin filtration because it may remove the Blackwater. Shake well prior to use. Add 1 capful (5 ml) per 20 US-gallons (200 L) of freshwater aquarium water once every other day as needed to provide the level of coloration that you are looking for. Consult texts on spawning habits for the species of fish you are keeping to determine their requirements for blackwater and gradually increase color, as needed until spawning and hatching is complete. Gradually reduce dosage over several days to return the aquarium to normal.
Caution: Keep out of reach of children. Not for human consumption. If ingested drink water, contact a poison control center. If in eyes flush with water.