Sorry but I am sometimes simply stunned at some of the questions AND answers. Back to Aquarium Basics 101. Here is a link to the MSDS of this product. Also a link to OSHA, Note the chemicals in it which would be highly toxic to both fish and plants. (decades of aquarium fish keeping, legal and medical research background and biology and preVet/Oceanography, chemistry and chemistry of arts).
Such products, window and other cleaners should never be used around fish tanks as well. The air intank supply allows it as a gas to be taken up by the water. Great books on Basics is the Dr. Innes books (from 30's, 40's and steller)
OSHA Regulatory Status
- Toxic to aquatic life with long lasting effects
- This chemical is considered hazardous by the 2012 OSHA Hazard Communication Standard (29 CFR 1910.1200)
Rain-X Original Glass Treatment
Precautionary Statements - Prevention
Obtain special instructions before use
Do not handle until all safety precautions have been read and understood
Use personal protective equipment as required
Wash face, hands and any exposed skin thoroughly after handling
Wear eye/face protection
Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapors/spray
Use only outdoors or in a well-ventilated area
Precautionary Statements - Response
IF exposed or concerned: Get medical advice/attention
IF SWALLOWED: Rinse mouth. DO NO induce vomiting
IF SKIN irritation occurs: rinse thoroughly and get medical advice
IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing
If eye irritation persists: Get medical advice/attention
IF INHALED: Remove victim to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing
Precautionary Statements - Storage
Store locked up
Store in a well-ventilated place. Keep container tightly closed
Keep out of reach of children
Precautionary Statements - Disposal
Dispose of contents/container to an approved waste disposal plant
Hazards not otherwise classified (HNOC)
3. COMPOSITION/INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS
Bump: It would not matter both fish and plants would be dead - highly toxic to both.
Bump: Such a highly toxic product could be "up taken" by the air supply and enter the aquarium having the same highly deleterious effects - it is a highly toxic product. Clean glass with newspaper and lemon or hydrogen peroxide. And "elbow" grease.
I found the product and company that made a superb product. They deal with larger situations but they allowed me to buy a small amount. My water was so clear that when I sold my many aquariums when leaving NYC people asked if there was water in them.
Anyway, I saved the information on a backup driver. Superb product - little "bio bugs" that balance the water chemistry and as I stated helps with algae and other issues.
Note: I did not drain my aquariums as they suggest (up to 100 gallons) as for the most part they were balanced and doing so would create it's own problems. I did a partial (which I did 1/4 each week and slowly dribbled in pre filtered heated water) then added the solution of "bugs" (one does not apply them directly to the water). Amazing product. (but never replaces the basics).
Bio-Future, Biodigesters, a non-chemical alternative for aquarium cleaner, biological aquarium cleaner.
Bio-Future, algae removal, pond scum elimination in waterscapes, ponds, fountains and water features of all kinds
Aquariums are lovely little bits of heaven that have been proven to lower your blood pressure and heart rate; some claim they extend your life.
Anyone who owns an aquarium, salt or fresh water knows that constant care and maintenance is the key an appealing waterscape and happy healthy fish. Now there is a way to obtain these results without the constant cleaning.
Biodigesters are the answer
Biodigesters been specially designed to inhibit algae growth in aquariums by removing its food sources. Biodigesters (affectionately referred to as “bugs”) are a combination of all natural bacteria, lab grade purified enzymes with micro and macro nutrients. Biodigesters bacteria and enzymes are targeted to the food sources available in your aquariums water. Biodigesters can successfully attack, degrade, and liquefy fecal mass, undigested food, and other organics that contribute to a build-up of ammonia and bottom solids within the aquarium. Biodigesters condition the marine environments ecology, close to natures own.
Biodigesters microbes are reliable scavengers that thrive on organic mass (waste). As supplied they are in suspended animation (micro-encapsulated) but are revived when added to the tank. Shortly thereafter, they begin to digest excreta, excess food, oxidize ammonia, reduce nitrites, nitrates, and other N-Compounds and reduce odors.
Biodigesters proprietary blend of all natural bio-cultures and enzymes have been selected for their ability to effectively digest/degrade extremely heavy concentrations of organic mass within an aquatic system. Reducing those hostile factors that have been determined to be detrimental to the health and life cycle of both fin and shell fish.
Application and Dosing Rates
Biodigesters dry formula is used for seed dosing (initial propagation) and maintenance.
1 tsp. per 300 gallons
1/4 tsp. per 300 gallons each week
You simply mix the product into warm (not hot) water and evenly introduce it around the aquarium.
What to Expect After Application
2 to 4 days there will be a reduction in nitrogen and phosphorus levels.
3 to 4 days there will be a reduction in odors.
8 to 10 days there should be a visible improvement in clarity and water quality.
Addition Benefits of Biodigesters
1. Eliminate odors by digesting the organic bottom solids and the naturally occurring bacteria that produce odors.
2. Decrease oxygen requirements for oxidation of organic matter within the water column, thus increasing available oxygen for fish.
3. Reduce bottom solids by converting organic matter to carbon dioxide and water.
4. Eliminates glass and bottom scum by digesting algae’s primary food source (nitrogen and phosphorus). As the algae dies from lack of food and is digested by the Biodigesters.
5. Improves water clarity and quality by digesting suspended organics in the water column.
6. Biodigesters, which do extend the life of a filtration system, mean lower maintenance costs and more effective optimization of water conditions.
For the best performance of Biodigesters, drain and clean the aquarium prior to treating. This makes it easier and faster for the microorganisms to establish control of your system. Do not use protein skimming devices when using Biodigesters.
Packaging is in 8 oz. Jars, 1 pound Jars and 20 lb. kegs. (Liquid by quote only)