Aqua Crobes what you think?

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  1. brentv

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    When we came across the name, we had to ask ourselves “*** are Aqua-Crobes?” After reading more about it, we discovered that DVH Aqua-Crobes is a new product that looks to do battle with pathogenic bacteria by releasing positive bacteria that compete for nutrients to help keep gram-negative bacteria like Vibrio, Pseudomonas, Aeromonas, Streptococcus, Allococcus, Myxobacterium, and Columnaris at bay.
    How it works is since pathogenic bacteria are opportunistic, and given the opportunity and the right numbers, they will infect your fish and livestock causing major stress and strain on you and your system. However, this is where Aqua-Crobes comes in. Developed and released by the Netherlands’ D. van Houten, Aqua-Crobes are microbes based on the theory of competitive exclusion.
    Essentially through the introduction of large numbers of beneficial bacteria, Aqua-Crobes compete with the pathogenic bacteria for the nutrients in the water they depend on for survival. Additionally, antimicrobial peptides are produced that are toxic to pathogens.
    In the realm of bacterial warfare, it is impossible to rid the system of all negative bacteria. However, DVH Aqua-Crobes states the product keeps the bacterial count of the pathogens to such low levels that they will not be a threat to the health of your fish.
    The manufacturer also states Aqua-Crobes does not compete with other bacterial supplements since it removes different nutrients from the water. While others target ammonia and nitrogen in the system, this product attacks the waste nutrients that bacteria such as Aeromonas and Vibrio consume.
    The recommended dosing regimen is 1ml per 40 gallons once every three days for the first nine days, then switching to the same dose once a week for two weeks. After that, simply at .25ml per 40 gallons once a week. DVH Aqua-Crobes cost around $19.99 for a 100ml bottle.


    Read more: http://reefbuilders.com/2013/04/03/dvh-aquacrobes/#ixzz2PUCkzfnT
     
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    Ja read it & think it's an interesting product.
     
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    Wouldn't mind trying it out. Where have you seen it for sale @brentv
     
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    Read it on reef builders
     
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    Any of our sponsors willing to import this product??:whistling:
     
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    Hmmmm....lots of big words/claims there. How many people have actually had an outbreak of pathogenic bacteria in their tank? Not sure how a product can selectively exclude only pathogenic bacteria, seeing as the genus he listed also include lots of beneficial bacteria too.
     
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    So you reckon products like Special Blend and other Nitryfiying Bacteria are still a better option? Would this not help the guys with Cyano issues?:blush:
     
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    Special bland adds useful bacteria to the tank that break down organics and you can quickly see the results.
    Aqua-Crobe claims can never actually be tested, so how do you know it does anything? From what ive read it supposedly limits growth of pathogenic bacteria which would have zero benefit on your biological filtration.
     
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    I think this would work better in a holding tank for fish only, especially ones caught deep, like Kingi, they seem to be prone to Pathogenic Bacteria?

    Just as a type of antibiotic for them?
    Am I reading into this incorrectly?:blush:
     
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    They dont claim it as an antibiotic, they say its a preventative additive that apparently stops pathogenic bacteria from growing. If you suspect a bacterial infection, then treat with a known antibiotic.
     
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    Ok great, my questioned answered:)
    I have used both Gram positive and negative antibiotics it clouds the water a bit according to the dosing regime, but will keep at it.
    Thanks
     
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