The perfect start
PNS Substrate Sauce, which contains both Rhodopseudomonas and Rhodospirillum, was developed to best meet the needs of aquarists and aquaculturists when cycling and conditioning new systems. This product allows the keeper to inundate the system with these bacteria as to (1) promote faster cycling and also to (2) give the PNSB a competitive edge that helps ensure that they establish lasting populations.
The live PNSB in Substrate Sauce are cultured under conditions that specially adapt them forcycling right out of the bottle. For one, they are cultured in a saltwater medium; this shortensthe lag period undergone before they enter exponential growth phase when used in marine aquaria (PNS ProBio is also suitable for marine use, but takes slightly longer to “wake up” in marine aquaria because it is cultured in a freshwater medium). Also (in contrast to ProBio with is grown on organic sources of nitrogen), Substrate Sauce is grown on ammonia salts; not only does this adapt the bacteria to utilize inorganic nitrogen sources, but also shuts down their nitrogen-fixing machinery (no need to create ammonia in an environment where the aquarist has purposefully dosed a bunch of ammonia to initiate the cycling process, right?).