Bio-Spheres are a specifically designed pure solid carbon source created to help reduce nitrates and phosphates within a marine environment. By encouraging the growth of beneficial bacteria and enzymes on the media’s surface, this pure self regulating media continuously provides a food source required for beneficial bacteria to reproduce and metabolize nitrates and phosphates.
Directions for use:
Use 100 – 150ml of Bio-Spheres per 380 litres of system volume. Rinse the Bio-Spheres with purified fresh water and place in a properly sized fluidized media reactor with sufficient flow to keep them gently simmering. If they start to clump or slime up, they will be less effective and may turn anaerobic causing the production of hydrogen sulfide. The Reef Octopus BioPellet Reactor is most effective with this product. Direct the output of the reactor into the same area as the protein skimmer intake. Within 3-4 weeks the Bio-Spheres will be sufficiently colonized with bacteria and will begin to reduce organic compounds. Aquariums with high bio-loads may experience a short period of temporary water cloudiness.
Bio-Spheres will remain effective until they disappear, which normally take approximately 8 months to a year. We recommend that you top off with fresh Bio-Spheres every 3 months to maintain maximum effectiveness.
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