NP Biopellets All In One 1000 ml

47,02 €

Biopolymer pellets that stimulate bacterial growth and reduce nitrate and phosphate levels in marine aquaria. Eliminates 10-20x more phosphates than standard biopellets. Content: 1000ml

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NP-reducing BioPellets All In One are round pieces composed of bio-polymer and phosphate absorbent that work on the principle of immobilization and absorption. Waste products from the water, mainly nitrate and phosphate, are consumed by bacteria growing on them. The bacteria will also use up the carbon from the BioPellets, and the grow and reproduce, eventually converting all this substances into bacterial mass. Increased phosphate is bound on the surface of the pellets and then consumed by bacteria or eliminated by skimming, achieving a 10-20 fold increase in phosphate elimination with respect to ordinary pellets.

The newly produced bacterial mass is freed to the current, and consumed by filter feeding organisms such as corals and sponges, or easily eliminated by mechanical means such as protein skimming. In addition, anaerobic layers will develop under the surface of the pellets, resulting in additional denitrification. All these proccesses have a deep effect in keeping aquarium water clean. They also prevent the growth of cyanobacteria, as the bacteria growing on the biopellets will compete with these phototrophic nuisance microbes.

The NP-reducing All In One BioPellets need to be placed in a fluidized filter / reactor or similar, and kept in movement by a high flux of water, to avoid clogging, excessive anaerobial outgrowth and decomposition.

On average this “solid wodka method” takes 2-4 weeks to give rise to sufficient bacteria to allow nitrate and phosphate levels to drop. The main advantage of this method over using Wodka or sugar as a carbon source is that NP-reducing All In One BioPellets stimulate local growth of bacteria in a compartment, instead of all over in the aquarium where they may clog up pipes and hoses. Due to the complementary phosphate absorbent included in their composition, you will rarely need to add any phosphate removal device / resin/ etc. Finally, NP-reducing All In One BioPellets will save the aquarist a lot of time, as no daily addition of liquid carbon sources are required.


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