BIOHOME® is a sintered glass filtration media that houses billions of beneficial bacteria to get rid of ammonia, nitrite and nitrate.
BIOHOME is by far the most operational and cost effective biological media available. Bacteria clings on better in BIOHOME® than any other plastic media. This promotes fast growth and colonisation.
What should I take note of? BIOHOME® is not a prefilter and does not function as a mechanical filter. It serves most effectively as a biological filter. Always have a good mechanical filter or prefilter before using BIOHOME®. BIOHOME® functions best in the last stage of the filter (last chamber) before water is discharged into the pond. Optimum efficiency is under zero light levels however BIOHOME does operate in shaded environment. Not a bacterial or chemical additive. BIOHOME® provides the maximum possible surface area and void space for natural waste removal using non-toxic, industry grade materials and engineered micro tunnels within the pellets. Porosity extends through the pellet, meaning air can actually be blown through the centre of new pellets by mouth. Biological Filtration Troubleshooting Artificial aquatic environment must allow for removal of excessive solid waste, proteins and oils. Trace elements buildup through evaporation and depletion of other elements are also a factor to consider.
We recommend a small, slow, regular exchange of water to maintain trace elements balance in household aquaria. Medications should always be used with extreme caution as many will kill off beneficial bacteria and most are detrimental, especially antibiotic treatments. Stable high quality water prevents many diseases. Filter mat, foam, gravel clay, carbon lava, coral, or moulded plastics support only limited bacterial growth for removal of some nitrogenous compounds. Consequentially these materials are more suited to degassing and/or ion exchange than to effective biological filter operations.
Premium water quality through the use of an effective natural and environmentally safe biological filter is essential for the good health of fish and plants, and to eliminate dissolved nitrogenous compounds. With BIOHOME®, you can be confident that generous colonies of both aerobic and anaerobic bacteria will be available to purify your water at all times.
BIOHOME® ULTRA, ULTRA PLUS, and ULTIMATE, ULTIMATE MARINE are made with higher porosity (10% more) to support more oxygen exchange within the pellet, supporting better biological functions. These are generally larger pellets than BIOHOME® Standard & Plus. PLUS & ULTIMATE MARINE include trace elements to induce faster bacterial colonisation. How do I use BIOHOME®?
Volume 1 kg = 1.25 L Flow Rate Marine : 10 mm / sec Fresh : 5 mm / sec