If you’ve ever used filter media inside a filter sock you know how water tends to bypass filtration materials like activated carbon and GFO. Maybe you’ve even given up using filter socks leaving your filter frame unused.
SeaChem Purigen is a filtration media designed to remove dissolved and other insoluble substances from aquarium water. Purigen is a specialty adsorbent media in the form of synthetic resin beads.
The basic idea of filter socks is that your water will drain through them and the large debris will be pulled out before it moves through your sump or filtration and breakdown into harmful chemicals.
Can you believe canister filters have been around since the 70s! Today we discuss the pros and cons of canister filters, which types of filter media they can use, plus the order in which to place your media for optimal performance.
Cut-to-fit pads absorb and adsorb waste, toxins, and medications. They change color to let you know what type of contaminates are removed. Use inside a power filter, canister filter, or media basket.
If you run a reef tank, chances are that you will also run into phosphates. Phosphate (PO4) is a compound of phosphorus and is an essential trace element in saltwater. It is a nutrient source for corals and algae, a building block for living matter and is present in every reef tank. Phosphate can be […]
Chemi-Pure has long been the go-to product for hobbyists wanting to improve water quality. The Chemi-Pure Blue is the company’s top-of-the-line filtration media that out-performs just about anything else in the market. By combining high quality carbon with specialized ion-exchange resins, Chemi-Pure Blue helps to significantly reduce organics compounds and phosphates while stabilizing pH and […]
With so many choices for biological filtration media in a reef tank. It is often difficult to decide what to use. Bio Balls, live rock, ceramic rings, sintered glass there are just so many choices! The new Brightwell Aquatics Xport Bio and Xport NO3 have several advantages that makes them superior filter media and a […]
Looking at these little plastic pellets, it is difficult to imagine how they actually lower nitrate (and phosphate to a small extent) in a reef aquarium! Well, in reality, it is bacteria that does the real work, but biopellets are the catalyst your tank needs to heavily produce this bacteria. Today we are going to […]