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Eheim SUBSTRAT Pro Biological Filtration Media, 5L

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EHEIM SUBSTRAT PRO 5 Liter—Biological Filter Media
A build-up of toxic nitrogenous wastes is a natural result of all aquarium inhabitant`s life processes. In nature, the body of water is large enough to dissipate or dilute these wastes. Some will even be converted into usable energy by living organisms. Within an aquarium however, without a powerful biological breakdown of these toxins, the fish literally poison themselves. This is the reason why biological filtration is the most desirable of all aquarium filtration.

This type of filtration is the purification of the aquarium water by using living organisms, such as nitrifying bacteria. These desirable bacteria will attach themselves to all hard surfaces within the aquarium system. They use the toxins as a food, converting harmful toxins such as ammonia and nitrite into less harmful nitrate. Nitrate can then be removed by performing regular water changes.

After prolonged use, mechanical and chemical filter media will act in a biological manner. They provide some surface area for bacterial colonization but this is actually very limited. In order to provide the greatest amount of surface area for bacteria colonies, filter media such as EHFISUBSTRAT or EHFILAV should be used.

SUBSTRAT PRO 5L:
Eheim`s new superior biological media that improves and optimizes the performance of Ehfisubstrat. It is for highly active water purification with intensive biological decomposition of harmful substances. For use in all canister filters. Can be used in all applications like in any filter system, extra media for wet/dry sumps and in power filter media containers. It can also be used as a replacement media for the Eheim AquaBall. It is pH & KH neutral so it does not affect the water chemistry. It has a larger pore structure to ensure optimum bacterial colonization and delays the silting-up of the pores (for much longer intervals between cleaning).


Manufacturer Info

Eheim Aquarium Supplies
Eheim is one of the most well known and respected brands in the aquarium industry. Their reputation for producing high quality equipment at affordable prices goes back decades. The brand has a loyal following due in large part to Eheim’s reputation for producing reliable, efficient products. The company develops products that recreate the natural habitats of aquatic animals on a smaller scale. In our store you’ll find a variety of Eheim water pumps, filters, filter media, powerheads and feeding tools.

10 Reviews

VINCENT J SIRAVO JR from WAKEFIELD, RI UNITED STATES

07/10/2014

Experience Level: Intermediate

*****

Eheim canister filters are the top of the line; you cannot go wrong with the replacement media Eheim offers. The easiest and most effective filtration system I have yet encountered. Ten minute filter cleaning and replacement. SUPERB

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BARBARA DABBELT from WEST MILTON, OH UNITED STATES

07/25/2012

Experience Level: Intermediate

1st week!!

Hello, just to let you know, I have only been using this proeheim for about a week. It probably isnt fair of me to give a review as of yet. The tank is a 30 gallon acrylic with at least 100 mollies all different ages and some swordtails. They procreate so frequently, that there really is way too many fish to fairly rate this product. I do think it will do better than the last eheim I bought, which I ended up tossing out for this same tank, once I thin out my "herd!!" (I will be doing this in the next two weeks. I plan to give them to a pet store to rehome them and then maybe I can give you a better review if you are still interested. Thanks for the inquiry.

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JC VARGAS from MERRICK, NY UNITED STATES

11/27/2010

Experience Level: Intermediate

Price VS Size

When I received the product my first thought was, "were's the rest" pretty small bag for such a high price. Otherwise the product is good for my Ehiem filter. The box is much bigger than the amount in it.

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Shawn from FAYETTEVILLE, AR UNITED STATES

12/19/2009

Experience Level: Expert

Substrate Pro

I have used this substrate in my Eheim wet/dry filters for several years and it works great. It's expensive but it does not wear out. I just bought some more to add to my eheim canister filter and my fluval fx5.

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warpedreality from Mesa, AZ UNITED STATES

11/22/2009

Experience Level: Intermediate

Works Great...

I use the Substrat Pro with the EHFILAV in my Cichlid tank and i have no problems what so ever :)

4 out of 4 found this review helpful

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DAVID ZION from SALKUM, WA UNITED STATES

05/26/2009

Experience Level: Intermediate

filter media

seems to work but i don't see anything growing on it. i love my ehiem canister filters, 2236 and 2217. they are great

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ZACHARY NICKEY from LUTHERVILLE, MD UNITED STATES

03/04/2009

Experience Level: Intermediate

Expensive and Good

There is no other way to say it except this is the most expensive filter media on the market. It is also by far the best and your money is well spent. Substrat-Pro allows incredibly efficient biological filtration and is ideal for people needing a large biological filtration system. If your aquarium is heavily stocked, throw this in a canister filter and you will be amazed how well this breaks down ammonia and nitrate. This will also last you a long, long time...we are at least 3 years into our first Substrat-Pro and there are no signs that are indicating it needs replacement. This is a great investment for fish health!

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KEVIN CASTILLO from LAKE FOREST, CA UNITED STATES

12/11/2008

Experience Level: Intermediate

Wonder Product

This is the first time I have used this product, and I am very happy with it. It is a little more expensive than some of the products I have used before, but worth it.

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MIGUEL TELLEZ from GRESHAM, OR UNITED STATES

10/30/2008

Experience Level: Beginner

Eheim SUBSTRAT Pro Biological

great stuff

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HOANG LE from PHILADELPHIA, PA UNITED STATES

11/30/2007

Experience Level: Expert

fresh water

this product is excellent

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