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Canister filter media designed to fit the FilStar XP. 100% natural zeolite. Removes ammonia from freshwater. Rechargeable pouch.
Zeolite Ammonia Remover - for fresh water:
Ammonia in the Aquarium: Ammonia is a common and very toxic waste product in aquariums. Aquarium fish continuously release ammonia. Urine, solid waste and uneaten fish food also release ammonia as they decompose. Nitrifying bacteria in the biological filter convert toxic ammonia to nitrite (also toxic) and then to relatively harmless nitrate. This process is called the nitrogen cycle. Newly set-up aquariums do not have enough nitrifying bacteria to keep ammonia at safe levels. It can take 4 to 6 weeks for the nitrifying bacteria to become established and form an efficient biological filter. It is during these first weeks that most aquarists experience fish loss due to high ammonia levels. Elevated ammonia levels damage the gills of fish, preventing oxygen uptake. Even very low levels of ammonia can cause detrimental metabolic changes, leading to a greater susceptibility to disease. Even in established aquariums, ammonia can be a problem. Each time a new fish is added to an aquarium, the biological filter must adjust to the higher level of waste being produced. When medications and remedies are used, the biological filter is often disrupted. Under these conditions, ammonia can reach harmful levels. Zeolite Ammonia Remover is a very efficient medium for completely removing ammonia waste and greatly improving water quality for freshwater aquarium fish.
Directions for use in RENA® FilStar Filters:
Recharging Zeolite Ammonia Remover: Zeolite Ammonia Remover can be easily recharged in a warm salt solution. Dissolve 80 g (4 tablespoonfuls) of non-iodized salt in 240 ml (8 ounces) of warm tap water (approximately 48°C/120°F), soak the pouch for at least 2 hours and rinse lightly in tap water before re-use. Zeolite Ammonia Remover will gradually become fouled with organic matter, and therefore should be replaced when performance declines.
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