Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Central New York, USA
I'm thinking that w/o an ammonia source, BB could not develop sufficiently, but I also question nitrates dropping for 10ppm to 0. I doubt that the Fritzzyme product contains the anoxic or anaerobic bacteria (or the tank/filter has sufficient regions) to develop and convert nitrates into nitrogen gas.
In any case, yes, I would dose again once an ammonia source is established (which would be several days, if not a week or longer, for fish food to decay and produce ammonia).
You could even dose and add a fish or two as they will produce very little ammonia as the Fritzzyme BB colony further develops to handle it. This is no different than 'instant cycle' where filter and/or filter material from an established tank is used to 'instantly' cycle a new tank. ('cycling' is merely having enough BB to handle the ammonia --> nitrite --> nitrate generated by the bio-load).
Tank On, Mike-
60g Marineland Community, Finnex Planted+ 24/7, Silica (pool filter) sand.
10g, 29g, & 37g fry grow out tanks, 110g stock tank.
What came first, the chicken or the egg. It was the egg, but not the egg from a chicken.
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.