Biohome Ultimate Marine is most suitable for canister filters, overhead filters, large HOB filters. It is essentially the Mini Ultra with added trace elements to increase bacteria performance and has a porosity of over 50%. You can check out the extreme porosity of the Ultimate Marine yourself by touching just the tip of a piece media to the surface of some water. You’ll be amazed at how fast the water is drawn up the entire length.
As the name suggests Biohome Ultimate Marine is the pinnacle of filter media design and strikes a perfect balance of size, strength, surface area accessibility and specific trace elements which ensure that it will outperform every other filter media for the removal of Ammonia, Nitrites, and Nitrates
Trace elements added include Iron and Manganese which act as a catalyst for bacteria living on and in the media which speeds up waste processing.
The trace elements are fused into the structure of this media and are there to enhance bacterial processes only, not to alter water chemistry although users have commonly reported a marked improvement in coral health and colouration – this may be due to the water being extremely good quality in a Biohome filtered tank.
Biohome Ultimate Marine is an efficient biological filter media but a good mechanical filtration must be provided to ensure the water passing through it does not contain any debris that might clog it and reduce efficiency. It allows both nitrifying (aerobic) bacteria for reduction in ammonia and nitrite and denitrifying (anaerobic) bacteria for reduction in nitrate to grow on and through it’s unique structure.
This media is sold by weight in Kgs. 1 Kg of media is ~1.25 Cubic Litre. For best nitrate reduction use approximately 1.5 Kg – 2 Kg per 100 Litres to achieve full cycle filtration (reduction in nitrate).
As all Biohome media are inert it allows you to raise or lower the pH to suit certain fish species without having a buffering effect. Biohome Ultimate Marine is made from industrial grade material to ensure a long working life. Long working life and reliability are hallmarks of all Biohome products.
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