What do Biopellets do?

What do Biopellets do?

Bio-pellets are a pure and natural carbon dosing approach to reduce nitrates and phosphates to help control algae in fresh and saltwater aquariums. As the bacteria in your aquarium consume the PHA pearls, they eliminate algae-promoting nitrates and phosphates.

What causes red slime algae?

The biggest cause of red slime algae is excess nutrients. Improperly cured live rock will introduce tons of decaying material into your tank. This organic material causes nitrites, nitrates, and phosphates to spike, which red slime algae feeds on.

How effective is Biopellets?

For this reason, biopellets are most effective for controlling nitrates but do have a small effect on phosphate reduction as well. Nitrate and phosphate are “locked” in this biofilm. If the biofilm is not removed by your protein skimmer, it will simply break back down and be released back into your tank.

How long do Biopellets last?

Future Maintenance. Depending on the system add new Biopellets every 6-12 months. Do not remove remaining biopellets.

Can you run Gfo and Biopellets?

Can I convert the GFO side to use all-in-one biopellets, and continue running carbon like normal? The simplest answer is that unfortunately, no you can’t use the dual reactor to accept biopellets without modification. Additionally, the slime generated by the pellets could clog the sponges in the carbon canister.

How do you use RowaPhos?

RowaPhos Recommendation for Use Place the product between two layers of filter wool in a canister filter. Do not sprinkle into the your reef tank. RowaPhos recommends that you use a small quantity and replace regularly rather than a large amount and replace infrequently.

Is red slime algae harmful?

All it takes is one tiny cell to create a forest of red slime. Phosphate, nitrate, and other dissolved organic compounds are the most common cause of red slime. Although safe in lower concentrations, high nitrate levels can cause severe disease in fish, let alone cause an increase in algae growth.

What causes cyanobacteria Reef?

Too Much Reef Food – Overstocking / overfeeding, your aquarium with nutrients is often the culprit of a cyano bloom. Regular water changes dilute nutrients that feed cyanobacteria and keeps your tank beautifully clear.

How long does it take for Biopellets to work?

Within 7-10 days after your pellet insertion, Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) begins to work. Once the pellets are inserted in the gluteal area, a consistent dose of Bio-Identical hormones enter the bloodstream.

Do Biopellets need to tumble?

as long as they’re all in motion it’s fine. Seems that I read somewhere that you want them tumbling pretty good, but not so much as to sheer off all the bacteria forming on them.

Does Gfo remove nitrates?

First, you mention that you’re considering using GFO, or granular ferric oxide, to lower nitrates and phosphates in your reef system. You should be aware that this product will not remove nitrates, so you’ll have to use other means to achieve that.

How does a Gfo reactor work?

How Does GFO Work? GFO works by the process of adsorption, by which phosphate, silicate and other chemicals adhere to the surface of the media. Adsorption is a different process from absorption, in which a substance diffuses into a liquid or solid to form a solution.

What are the forms of cyanobacteria?

Cyanobacteria occur as unicellular, colonial or mul- ticellular filamentous forms. Diverse forms populate all possible environ- ments where light and at least some water and nutrients are available – even if only in very low quantities.

How can I identify cyanobacterial taxa?

Most cyanobacterial taxa form multicellular aggregates, and the size and shape of which can be used for the identification of cyanobacteria in freshly collected field samples. In conserved samples, however, these aggregates may disintegrate, rendering identification more difficult (see Chapter 13).

What do toxic cyanobacteria in water look like?

170 Toxic Cyanobacteria in Water clusters (fascicles) with the shape and size similar to tiny conifer needles or blades of grass that can be easily recognised in water samples. In many Nostoc species, a large number of trichomes is embedded in a common mucilage forming large macroscopic structures of varying shapes (spheres in Nostoc

Is there a tropical marine cyanobacterial genus with bioactive secondary metabolites?

nov., tropical marine cyanobacteria rich in bioactive secondary metabolites. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol. 62:1171–1178. Engene N, Tronholm A, Paul VJ (2018). Uncovering cryptic diversity of Lyngbya: the new tropical marine cyanobacterial genus Dapis(Oscillatoriales). J Phycol. 54:435–446.