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Old 12-22-2015, 03:17 PM   #1
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Biohome media?

Hey has anyone used this form on biological media before?


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Looks something like a ceramic bio-nodule?

http://thereefshop.com.au/index.php?...roducts_id=105
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I use biohome ultimate maxi in my marine setup in the sump and I also use to use it when freshwater awesome stuff the best media out there in my opinion and you will defo see a nitrate reduction using it once it has seeded properly
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I use biohome ultimate maxi in my marine setup in the sump and I also use to use it when freshwater awesome stuff the best media out there in my opinion and you will defo see a nitrate reduction using it once it has seeded properly

I thought the only way to lower nitrates was with water changes and plants.


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No if you can provide the correct low oxygen environment as found in the centre of biohome then denitrifying bacteria will begin to colonise
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From Wikipedia

Denitrifying bacteria*form a necessary part of the process known as*denitrification*as part of the*nitrogen cycle, their primary purpose being to*metabolise*nitrogenous*compounds, with the assistance of the*nitrate reductaseenzyme, to turn*oxides*back to nitrogen gas or nitrous oxides for energy generation. Aerobic respiration yields more energy than denitrification, so denitrification generally takes place in the absence of*oxygen. This is the main reason why denitrification mostly occurs in the deep substrata of the*soil, or in areas of*stagnant water. Most denitrifying bacteria are*facultative aerobes*(prefers to use oxygen as their terminal electron acceptors).
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Just smile and pretend you know what he's talking about lol


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Biohome media?

If you search through the FW forum people have set up filtration units for denitrification every so often. These are often at slower water flow as mentioned above, the bacteria which convert nitrates to N2 gas are anaerobic and work in the absence of oxygen. Most FW filtration units are high flow unless adjusted.

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If you search through the FW forum people have set up filtration units for denitrification every so often. These are often at slower water flow as mentioned above, the bacteria which convert nitrates to N2 gas are anaerobic and work in the absence of oxygen. Most FW filtration units are high flow unless adjusted.

http://www.seachem.com/Products/prod...denitrate.html


Fascinating. Can it be used to eliminate the need for water changes, or do u just have to do them less often?


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If you have corals ect they will need trace elements so will need replacing either by dosing or waterchanges.

The longest time I went without a water change was 18 weeks but then something must of got bound up in the water as I started having some issues with SPS so had no choice but to do waterchanges even though all paremeters where spot on across the board.
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