The Continuum advantage.
ULNS Nitro is a complex inorganic nitrogen source designed to promote natural phosphorus uptake and nutrient control in ultra low nutrient systems which are nitrate limited. It provides an important nutrient source for nutrient assimilation and biological balance in the aquarium. It is recommended for use by advanced hobbyists.
Bleaching or coral tissue degradation may occur in ULNS systems where adequate nutrient content is not maintained. ULNS systems depend on bacterial management of phosphate in a balanced carbon and nitrogen environment which allows rapid uptake of excess dissolved organic compounds. The conversion to bacterial biomass allows protein skimming to export unwanted nutrients that would otherwise build up in the system. This recycling of nutrients requires that all necessary nutrients, i.e. nitrogen, phosphorus, and carbon be present in concert.
Use in aquarium keeping.
For maximum results, Continuum recommends that you use this product with BacterGen•M, BacterGen•MD or BacterClean•M to keep microbe levels at optimum, along with Reef Micro•Fuel to replenish and accelerate the growth aerobic anaerobic, and facultative bacterial populations. If phosphorus ( or phosphate ) levels are too low, then also use Continuum ULNS Phos to boost them to the proper level. Caution, overuse or improper use of this product can promote unwanted algae growth!
Directions and protocol.
Shake well immediately prior to use. Do not overuse! Testing must be employed to use this product! First test nitrate and phosphate level. If nitrate level is below 3.0 ppm, proceed with use of this product. If phosphate level is below .01 ppm or undetectible, you will need to also use ULNS Phos together with this product.
Easy Calculations based on measured phosphate level: (Continuum recommends an nitrate level of 3.0 to 5.0 ppm in the aquarium.) To increase the nitrate level .50 ppm in the aquarium, you will add 5 ml of ULNS Nitro for every 25 gallons (100L) of aquarium capacity. The calculation is: ml of product = tank capacity in gallons x PPM of nitrate addition x 0.4 (Example: if you have a 100 gallon tank and you are raising the nitrate level by .5 ppm you would multiply 100 x .5 x .4 which equals 20.0 ml of ULNS Nitro or about 4 capfuls). Wait 24 hours and re-test Nitrate and Phosphate levels. If they are unchanged, then the system is carbon limited. In this case add Reef Micro•Fuel as directed on its bottle. Repeat these steps until phosphate level reaches .02 ppm and Nitrate is 3.0 to 5.0 ppm. If phosphate level reaches .02 ppm and nitrate level is below 3.0 ppm, then add more ULNS Nitro to bring it up.
Caution: Keep out of reach of children. Not for human consumption. Contains nitrogen salts, if ingested drink water. If in eyes flush with water.