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Hi bro, assuming your tank is already properly cycled, periodical dosing of bacteria is to boost the population of your bacteria so that your system can break down waste more efficiently. Similarly, when a new tank is set up, dosing of bacteria can speed up the process.

It is not an absolute necessity, but is good to do it once in a while. Think of it as drinking Yakult or Vitagen... aids digestion :P

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Hi bro, assuming your tank is already properly cycled, periodical dosing of bacteria is to boost the population of your bacteria so that your system can break down waste more efficiently. Similarly, when a new tank is set up, dosing of bacteria can speed up the process.

It is not an absolute necessity, but is good to do it once in a while. Think of it as drinking Yakult or Vitagen... aids digestion :P

ok cool then i was wondering what if people were to do water change without dosing bateria wouldnt they lose quite a bit of bateria though only removing 20% water?

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majority of the bacteria are found colonising your filter, sand and liverock.

bacteria loss from WC is negligible.

also, introducing bacteria now and then will help to increase gene pool and add new strains, new stock. bacteria reproduce in two ways

- "sexually"

- and asexually.

the major reproduction of bacteria occurs asexually. where one cell clones and divides.

in "sexual" reproduction, bacteria don't actually engage in sexual intercouse. instead, they use a special organ called a pilus, to inject other bacteria and steal their DNA. this DNA may contain a gene that a bacteria lacks, and thus, it steals it and uses it. Once stolen, the gene is integrated into the thief's DNA and then it can use it to manufacture certain products, etc.

adding new bacteria culture can help to increase different strains and genes. which will enable the bacteria to integrate new genes and thus, creating better strains of bacteria.

it is not compulsory to add though. i personally never dose bacteria.

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ok cool then i was wondering what if people were to do water change without dosing bateria wouldnt they lose quite a bit of bateria though only removing 20% water?

water change of 20% will not kill off that much bacteria, like what lemon mentioned, there's alot of bacteria within the sand and LR in your tank..

i normally do a 20% water change and i've not dose any bacteria yet...

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majority of the bacteria are found colonising your filter, sand and liverock.

bacteria loss from WC is negligible.

also, introducing bacteria now and then will help to increase gene pool and add new strains, new stock. bacteria reproduce in two ways

- "sexually"

- and asexually.

the major reproduction of bacteria occurs asexually. where one cell clones and divides.

in "sexual" reproduction, bacteria don't actually engage in sexual intercouse. instead, they use a special organ called a pilus, to inject other bacteria and steal their DNA. this DNA may contain a gene that a bacteria lacks, and thus, it steals it and uses it. Once stolen, the gene is integrated into the thief's DNA and then it can use it to manufacture certain products, etc.

adding new bacteria culture can help to increase different strains and genes. which will enable the bacteria to integrate new genes and thus, creating better strains of bacteria.

it is not compulsory to add though. i personally never dose bacteria.

yupp heard from you before ^^

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water change of 20% will not kill off that much bacteria, like what lemon mentioned, there's alot of bacteria within the sand and LR in your tank..

i normally do a 20% water change and i've not dose any bacteria yet...

Cool and thanks

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Then what if have a uv light will the bateria go down ??

water passing through the UV.... anything passing through it will get killed...

as said before......... bacteria in water = very negligible.

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Then what if have a uv light will the bateria go down ??

you had already asked this question be4.

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