NP Reducing BioPellets (New Formula) 500ml
NP Reducing BioPellets (New Formula) 1000ml
NP Reducing BioPellets 1000ml
NEW FORMULA NOW AVAILABLE WITH A SMALLER PELLET SIZE.
The new formula NP-reducing BioPellets are composed of 100% pure biologicallydegradable polymers that can be placed in a fluidized filter or filter canister. The pellets will allow aerobic growth of bacteria. The bacteria will use up the carbon from the BioPellets, whilst nitrogen and phosphorus are taken from the water as nitrate and phosphate. NP-reducing BioPellets will save the aquarist a lot of time,as no daily dosages of carbon are required.
NOTE for aquariums with excessively high nitrates and/or phosphates:
If you experience cloudy water it is due to elevated nitrates and/or phosphates. If you have this issue then use half the dosage initially. Once nitrates and/or phosphates begin to drop then add the recommended amount.
We provide a novel filtration substrate entitled NP-reducing BioPellets to the professional aquarium industry. This includes public aquaria, zoos and aquaculture facilities. This product has been developed for (professional) aquarists who want to supply their aquarium inhabitants with large quantities of feeds without negatively affecting water quality.
The husbandry of marine species which require large amounts of nutrition has made a crucial step forward with this new product. Examples of such species are Anthias fish, soft corals such as Dendronephthya sp. and filter feeders such as sea squirts.
How NP reducing BioPellets Works:
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.