NP reducing BioPellets

Discussion in 'Biological/Natural Filtration and Deep Sand Beds' started by ziyaadb, 10 Dec 2009.

  1. ziyaadb


    18 Jul 2007
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    Looks like interesting stuff.

    NP-reducing BioPellets: Easy aquarium filtration

    How it works pdf_button.gif printButton.gif emailButton.gif The positive effects of NP-reducing BioPellets on water quality are based on the principle of immobilization. Waste products from the water, mainly nitrate and phosphate, are converted into bacteria. This keeps the aquarium water clean.

    NP-reducing BioPellets are composed of biologically degradable polymers that can be placed in a fluidized filter or filter canister. The pellets will allow aerobic growth of bacteria which consequently will consume nitrate and phosphate simultaneously. The bacteria will use up the carbon from the BioPellets, whilst nitrogen and phosphorus are taken from the water as nitrate and (ortho)phosphate. This conversion of organic BioPellets (together with inorganic nitrogen and phosphorus) into microbial biomass is called immobilization. In addition, anaerobic layers will develop, resulting in additional denitrification.
    The surplus of bacteria will be consumed by filter and suspension feeding organisms such as sponges and corals, or skimmed off by a protein skimmer. 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 BioPellets stimulate local growth of bacteria in a filter compartment, instead of all over in the aquarium where they may clog up pipes and hoses. They also prevent the growth of cyanobacteria, as the bacteria growing on NP-reducing BioPellets will compete with these phototrophic nuisance microbes. Finally, NP-reducing BioPellets will save the aquarist a lot of time, as no daily dosages of carbon are required.


    Image: Overview of biological activity on NP-reducing BioPellets

    Please read our product guidelines on how to use this product safely and effectively. Order now!

    Image: Closeup of NP-reducing BioPellets

    Read an article on about the exciting results of NP-reducing BioPellets!

    Any one know if we have someone in SA who would be bringing this stuff in? Anyone tested as yet?
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  3. Pugsly


    6 Jul 2009
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    tagging - sound good on paper - want to see / hear results from others!
  4. Falcon


    26 Feb 2008
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    hmm doesnt sound so efficient....notice they still encourage the use of phosphate remover which isnt neccesary with more advanced methods like zeo etc....

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