Why do we need COLONY and OUTBREAK!? Aren’t they all the same bacterial? Colony and Outbreak! are two completely different genomes of bacteria for two different functions. Colony, aerobic autotrophs, or true nitrifying bacteria, consume inorganic compounds (ammonia/nitrite). These are the bacteria that “cycle” the aquarium. Outbreak! contains anaerobic heterotrophic bacteria. These bacteria eat organic compounds released in decomposition of organic matter. Typically, you will use a lot more Outbreak! as it is a more…

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