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Bio-Pellet/ Pearl Reactors
« on: December 01, 2011, 05:55:05 PM »
Bio-Pellet/ Pearl Reactors


NP50




NP200





NP350






Online Shop Product No:

 63a : NP50   : 21.95 (Hang-On Only)

64   : NP200 : 28.95

65  : NP350 : 48.95

 

Ideal for fluidising NP Bio-Pellets, or where higher flow rates are required.

For customers who require larger reactors to run bio pellets, please look at the larger 600 and 1000 reactors.

 

Media Capacity

NP50   : 250mls

NP200 : 1000mls (500mls optimum)

NP350 : 1600mls  (1000mls optimum).

 

Bio-Pellet Quantity : 500mls per 100gals/ 440l

 

Pump Requirement :

NP50    : 200lph - 400lph

NP200 : 1200 lph - 1500lph

NP350 : 1500lph - 2500lph

 

Hosetails : NP50 (13mm), NP200 (16mm), NP350 (20mm)

 

Dimensions.            NP50    NP200     NP350

   (mm)

Height                      : 350       400          600

Foot print                 : 70         130          130

Column Dia           :  60         90            90

 

 
The Benefits of Bio-pellets
   
   
   

 

The positive effects of NP-reducing Bio Pellets 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 Bio-Pellets 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 Bio-Pellets, whilst nitrogen and phosphorus are taken from the water as nitrate and phosphate. This conversion of organic Bio-Pellets (together with inorganic nitrogen and phosphorus) into microbial biomass is called immobilization. In addition, anaerobic layers will develop, resulting in additional de-nitrification.
The surplus of bacteria will be consumed by filter and suspension feeding organisms such as sponges and corals, or skimmed off by a protein skimmer. On average this "solid vodka method" takes 2-4 weeks to give rise to sufficient bacteria to allow nitrate and phosphate levels to drop. The main advantage of this method over using Vodka or sugar as a carbon source is that NP-reducing Bio-Pellets stimulate local growth of bacteria in a filter compartment, instead of all over in the aquarium where they may clog up pipes and hoses. They also prevent the growth of cyanobacteria, as the bacteria growing on NP-reducing Bio-Pellets will compete with these phototrophic nuisance microbes. Finally, NP-reducing Bio-Pellets will save the aquarist a lot of time, as no daily dosages of carbon are required.
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