Now we are pleased to say that after 4 years of research we can present the All-In-One Biopellets (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.
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 keeps the aquarium water clean. The new formula All-In-One Biopellets are composed of highly purified compounds, to ensure the save 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 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 work best with very high water flow. For example, a 700 liter tank with a fluidized filter containing 2 liter of All-In-One Biopellets already requires a minimal flow through of 2000-3000 l/h. On Note, this particular tank contains approximately 50 fish and after 10 months of testing both nitrates and phosphates were undetectable with standard nitrate and phosphate kits.
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 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 pellets every 3-6 months dependent on Biopellet consumption and levels of NO3 and PO4.
What makes the All-in-One BioPellets different from the standard pellets ?
This is the simple and easy to understand version. What we managed to do is to combine the NP Reducing BioPellets with the active ingredient of phosphate remover. As any organism need phosphates as a building block to allow growth, including bacteria, this makes this combination a win-win situation. Like with the standard NP Reducing BioPellets, as well as the NP Reducing BioPellets XL, the bacteria consumes the pellets for the carbon so they can multiply. At the same time they consume the nitrates and some phosphates from your water column which will lead to lower nitrate levels in your water.
In some systems people reported that the biopellets don?t work in their aquarium. This is meanly due to heavy phosphate removal from the water. As said before, any organism, including bacteria, need phosphates to allow growth. The new All-in-One BioPellets has the phosphate mover build in allowing the bacteria to utilize it for growth and reproduction at the same place as their carbon source. This is improve the nitrate removal with about 5x. As the bacteria consume the pellets, a new layer of -fresh- phosphate remover will be exposed for phosphate removal. This makes the All-in-One BioPellets unique in his kind. With this combination of phosphate removal by the bacteria and the removal by the All-in-One BioPellets we achieved to increase the phosphate removal from the water column by 10-20x compared to the standard NP Reducing BioPellets and the NP Reducing BioPellet XL. Please allow your aquarium inhabitants to adjust to their new environment by slowly increasing the level of BioPellets over a period of several weeks