Previously, Reef Interests was the first to develop and present the NP reducing BioPellets which are mostly removing Nitrogen waste products and along with a smaller amount of Phosphates. As competitors came on the seen, Reef Interests has been hard at work developing a new and better product called All-In-One BioPellets.
After 4 years of development and research we are very pleased to be able to present the Reef Interests All-In-One Biopellets XL (Patent Pending), which can be used to more efficiently remove both Nitrogen (5x) as well as Phosphates (10x-20x) without the need of using separate phosphate removing substrates. Now for the 1st time there is no need to have to purchase expensive GFO media for PO4 reduction and Biopellets for Nitrate reduction. With this All-In-One simple to use product, Reef Interests All-In-One BioPellets will do it all at an affordable cost with no need for 2 seperate reactors for GFO and Biopellets.
The positive effects of NP-reducing BioPellets on water quality are based on the principle of immobilization. Waste products from the water, mainly nitrate and phosphate, are converted into bacteria. This process keeps the aquarium water clean. The new formula All-In-One Biopellets are composed of highly purified compounds, to ensure the safe use of our products in marine tanks occupied by sensitive and precious animals such as corals, invertebrates, fish etc…
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 Reef Interests All-In-One BioPellets whilst nitrogen and phosphorus are taken from the water as nitrate and (ortho)phosphate. This conversion of organic BioPellets (together with inorganic nitrogen and phosphorus) into microbial biomass is called immobilization. In contrast to our “old” Biopellets, we have observed that the All-In-One Biopellets XL work best in a high flow area but they do not require tumbling or a media reactor.
How to Use:
All-In-One BioPellets XL need to be placed in a filter sock, or high flow area so water passes through the media.
Results after 10 months: The bioload on a 700 liter aquarium (185 gallons) contains approximately 50 fish and after 10 months of testing both nitrates and phosphates were undetectable with standard nitrate and phosphate aquarium test kits with the use of 2 liters of media.
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. In addition, with a high feeding regime, we advise to use a simple filter sponge on the outlet of your fluidized filter to remove excess of bacteria which will otherwise cloud your water slightly.
On average the All-In-One Biopellets XL takes 1-4 weeks to give rise to sufficient bacteria to allow nitrate and phosphate levels to drop. Importantly, allow your aquarium inhabitants to adjust to their new environment by slowly increasing the level of BioPellets over a period of several weeks. Add extra media every 3-6 months dependent on consumption and levels of NO3 and PO4.
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- I have a 300 gallon display with a 500 gallon water volume. I have used GFO which works great but requires a reactor which clogs and requires maintenance. The smaller All in One pellets seem to break down too quickly if they are agitated too aggressively, and I have had less than desired Nitrate/Phosphate reduction with other traditional pellets. These extra large pellets are fantastic, I divided them in half, placed them in zippered filter bags and just let them sit in my 7in filter socks. I continued small automatic daily water changes but continued to feed heavily. My phosphates fell from .8 to .16 in about 5 weeks, Nitrates fell from 20 to 0. These are the best carbon source that I have found. Love them and plan to continue using them from now on for Nitrate and Phosphate reduction. NO REACTOR, NO ELECTRICITY, VERY LITTLE UPKEEP. Give them a try.