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NP Biopellets Filter Media
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 Bi
oPellets 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. Available in a 500ml pouch for $54.99 and a 1000ml pouch for $99.99.

Marco Rocks Key Largo Dry Base
An exciting new rock from Marco Rocks puts a new meaning in “Reef Safe” This product will never ever be collected from a living reef. A product of the USA, there’s no more Fiji shut down getting in the way of your project. The best base rock you will find for your aquarium. Each box is hand packed by a reef tank e
nthusiast to ensure you will get what you need and want for your reef tank or salt water aquarium. Marco Rock dry base rock is the most porous, lightweight and has the greatest surface area of any rock we have seen. At Marco Rocks we believe the finest dry rock makes the finest live rock. In an average 35 pound box you will expect to find 2-3 football sized pieces and an assortment of smaller sizes to fill and round out the box for weight. (We DO NOT pack rubble rock in these boxes, however we do overpack these boxes by 1-2 lbs to make up for any breakage that may occur during shipping). The 35-pound box is $99.99 + shipping and a 50-pound box is $129.99 + shipping.

HM Digital Handheld TDS Meter w/ Thermometer
The world’s most popular TDS meter, the TDS-3 is the most reliable and longest lasting meter of its kind. It has a wide range of 0-9990 ppm has a hold button to save readings until it automatically shuts off after 10 minutes of non-use. The built-in thermometer displays the temperature and also compensates TD
S for differences in temperature. The unit comes in a protective vinyl case. It takes only two batteries, which have extra long life and are very easy to change. TDS is shown in a large, easy-to-read display. It is simple to use and comes factory calibrated.

HM Digital Pocket-Sized TDS Meter w/ Thermometer
The world’s smallest and lightest TDS meter also comes with a built-in digital thermometer. It is a true pocket size meter, comfortably fitting into a shirt pocket without adding bulk. The TDS-4TM-A
comes in an aquarium-specific retail-ready packaging. Includes an internal digital thermometer, Hold Function to save measurements for convenient reading and recording, auto-off function to turns off meter after 10 minutes of non-use and more.

HM Digital Waterproof pH Meter
Very reliable waterproof pH meter measures with an accuracy: of +/- 0.02 pH. Measures pH and temperature, auto-ranging three point calibration with digital fine tuning and includes 4 pH buffer solution in a sponge embedded in a clear cap, so you can see if it’s dried up. Water-proof housing, simultaneous temperature display, 0-14 pH measurement rang
e and digital push-button calibration. Auto-off function, data-hold function and low-battery indicator. Large and easy-to-read LCD screen includes simultaneous temperature reading. The PH-200 meter is three-point factory calibrated to 4, 7, and 10 pH. The meter can be recalibrated with digital calibration using the push buttons, rather than a screwdriver. Includes a cap, batteries and lanyard.

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