So how does it differ from bacter 100?
I'd bet a good bit of money bacter 100 is just heterotrophic nitrifying bacteria to help shorten the huge ammonia spike from aquasoil.
Thus you have to also provide Clear Super (heterotrophic bacteria, unlike autotrophic bacteria that normally do nitrification, need carbon for their life cycle or they die.) which looks just like ground graphite.
Which also explains why you have to add Penac P and Penac W, one of which is probably just a peroxide, without it the oxygen levels in the substrate would be low and the bacteria would just die off.
Now what I wan't to know is how you keep them alive for more than 72 hours once oxygen levels in the substrate drop.
My assumption is that you don't keep them alive, and that is why you add Green Bacter later on to keep with the denitrification process.
Green Bacter is a liquid, do you know if it needs to be refrigerated or has an expiration date?
Clear Super contains no bacteria - it is an activated carbon and organic acid food base for the bacteria. Two fold purpose: stabilizing chemistry and promoting growth of bacteria.
Bacter 100 does contain both heterotrophic and autotrophic bacteria to help the cycling process, but it also contains many other different types. The white papers state that it actually contains over 100 different types of Bacter 100. Now, I've never measured and identified each type of bacteria myself, however I can absolutely state that it contains more than nitrifying bacteria because it's primary use after being put under the substrate is as a natural agent that kills cyano bacteria (if you sprinkle it on top of cyano bacteria (blue-green algae)) over night you will literally see it eat away the cyano bacteria.
In this capacity it aids in the prevention of cyanobacteria within the substrate, which can be common in aqua soil without bacter 100.
Penac isn't really a peroxide (which are toxic in any significant quantities in the aquarium). They aid in both stabilizing the water parameters by neutralizing the acidifying effect in the soil a bit, and in Penac W's case actually has two purposes outside of the soil: 1 to use with RODI water once a month (or really soft water), 2 if you over-carbonate your water (e.g. overdose CO2), you can use it to rapidly oxygenate the water and save the inhabitants during an oxygen shortage.
For more detailed general Penac information you can read about it here
Green Bacter does not have to be refrigerated. It's an organic acid compound that promotes bacterial growth. It's essentially another food source for the Bacteria itself, It's considered a bacteria 'activator,' which is probably the best way to think of it. Phyton Git works on the same principle, as well as ECA.
So what you're seeing here is a very, very recurring pattern.
ECA, Phyton Git, Green Bacter all serve as bacterial activators using organic acids (highest concentration in Green Bacter), they also contain amino acid supplements necessary for plant growths (highest in ECA).
So these liquids in part or in whole promote bacterial growth.
Then on the other end you have Bacter 100 - pure dormant Bacteria which jump starts cycling and eats away / prevents cyano bacteria first and fore most.
Furthermore you have Bio Rio, Power Sand - highly porous pumice based material which supports organic bacterial growth "the home" for bacteria, and have bacteria caked into the pumice itself to help start and sustain.
Then on the other token you have:
NA Carbon / Bamboo Charcoal
Which all formulate for water purity / toxin removals.
and the Penac's which serve to promote oxygenation.
The recurring factor here is an extreme focus on promoting bacterial growth, not only at the initial stage but throughout the life span of the aquarium.
Promoting and maintaining this healthy bacterial system is exactly what you see when you witness an aquarium which has reached stability and is basically completely clean of algae with little maintenance.
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