Biohome Ultimate Marine is most suitable for canister filters, small sumps, overhead filters, large HOB and small shower/trickle filters. It has added trace elements to increase bacteria performance and has a porosity of over 50%.
You can test the extreme porosity of the Biohome Ultimate Marine yourself by touching just the tip of a piece of media to the surface of some water. You’ll be amazed at how fast the water is drawn up the entire length.
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.
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, nitrite and nitrate.
Biohome Ultimate Marine is an efficient biological filter media and good mechanical filtration must be provided first to ensure the water passing through it does not contain any debris that might clog it and reduce efficiency.
As all Biohome media is inert it allows you to raise or lower the pH to suit certain fish species without having a buffering effect.
For best nitrate reduction use approximately 1.5kg-2kg per 100 litres of aquarium water to achieve full cycle filtration (reduction in nitrate).
Biohome Ultimate Marine
Biohome Ultimate Marine filter media installation instructions
- Rinse filter media in plain water to remove any fine dust particles.
- To clean any particulate matter from the surface of the filter media rinse gently in mature aquarium water.