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Two Little Fishies NPX Bioplastics Nitrate & Phosphate Reducing Polymer Media - 200ml

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NPX BioPlastics are pelletized biodegradable polymers that provide a time-released source of food for bacteria that assimilate nitrate and phosphate. As bacteria develop on the pellet surfaces, excess growth sloughs off due to the tumbling in a fluidized filter, and these bacteria can be removed with a protein skimmer or serve as planktonic food for filter-feeding invertebrates such as corals, clams, and sponges. Anaerobic zones also develop within the pellets, thus promoting denitrification there. Why bother with dosing Vodka daily when you can just use NPX BioPlastics and let the bacteria work for you?





Specifications

Directions: NPX Bioplastics are best installed in a fluidized filter like the PhosBan reactor 150 or 550, but they may simply be placed in a media bag in a filtration compartment.  Use 100 ml Bioplastics per 100 L (approx 25 gallons).  After 2-4 weeks, nitrate and phosphate levels will decrease.  because NPX Bioplastics are slowly consumed, more pellets have to be added periodically.  Observe the level of media within the filter and top off as necessary about every 3-6 months.  For aquaria with heavy feeding, higher quantities can be used, but the accumulation of phosphate from the food may require the combined use of NPX Bioplastics and PhosBan granular ferric oxide media, in separate reactors.

Caution: Maintain sufficient water flow through NPX Bioplastics to prevent production of hydrogen sulfide gas.  Employ strong water circulation, aeration, and/or a surface skimming overflow in the aquarium to maintain high levels of oxygen saturation when using this product because of the strong influence it has on oxygen saturation.  The use of NPX Bioplastics in marine aquariums must be accompanied by the use of a protein skimmer to achieve the export of bacteria and assimilated nutrients.  It is not necessary for the outlet of the filter containing pellets to be positioned near the intake of a protein skimmer, but it is necessary to have a protein skimmer running on the system. 


Manufacturer Info

Two Little Fishies
Two Little Fishies, Inc. was founded in 1991 to promote the reef aquarium hobby with its introductory video and books about reef aquariums. The company now publishes and distributes the most popular reef aquarium reference books and identification guides in English, German French and Italian, under the d.b.a. Ricordea Publishing.

24 Reviews

DANNY ALMEIDA MAYA from Hialeah, FL UNITED STATES

08/01/2016

Experience Level: Expert

Great product

100% recomended

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NICK VASQUEZ from Riverside, CA UNITED STATES

05/09/2016

Experience Level: Intermediate

Good but pricey

Good product although pricey.

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RICHARD PEPE from MARIETTA, GA UNITED STATES

01/21/2016

Experience Level: Expert

As good as it gets!

I haven't tried them all for low-end to high-end. This product does the job and a great price point

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ANGELA OGIEJKO from ROCKY POINT, NC UNITED STATES

02/19/2015

Experience Level: Expert

Used with my stingrays

I love this product, it's the only item I trust for nitrate control for my stingray and shark systems.

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ADAM MERCURE from TYRONE, GA UNITED STATES

11/26/2013

Experience Level: Expert

excellent

Had had huge phosphate issue with nitrates around 10. Its not a quick fix but after 4 months, my phosphates are .05 with a hannah photometer, and nitrates are undetectable. Just keep strong flow, or they will clump and gel.

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fraggy from RICHLAND, WA UNITED STATES

11/15/2013

Experience Level: Intermediate

Bioplastics

I have used this products for a few years now. The shape of the media changed at least 3 times with the one that I received being again different. The previous version worked well, but I can not comment on the new version until I have used if for months. My only hope is the new design is better, not a change to reduce production costs. My score is based on the previous versions, hoping that the new version is better. I lost one star for the uncertainty at this time.

1 out of 1 found this review helpful

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Oliver from PA UNITED STATES

09/18/2013

Experience Level: Expert

Amazing

I have to say it's amazing that anyone gave this product anything less than 5 stars. You dump it in a phosban reactor and it eliminates nitrates/phosphates with no side effects man you just can't beat that. I've been running this for a year or two now and honestly it's making me lazy nothing has been easier to control nitrates. Just refill the reactor and your done. I don't have any problems with algae and it feeds your corals to boot. Wish I could post a pic of the tank that's been up since 2004.

2 out of 4 found this review helpful

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STEVEN CHIGER from LOVELADIES,NJ

07/19/2013

Experience Level: Intermediate

NEED A LITTLE HELP

PRODUCT WORKED GREAT AFTER I STARTED USING A DE FILTER 3-4 HOURS A DAY. THE CLOUDY WATER CLEARED RIGHT UP AND NITRATES DROPPED.

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DUANE PATE from LACEY, WA UNITED STATES

05/17/2013

Experience Level: Intermediate

Excellent nitrate reducer

This product creates a perfect environment for the bacteria that helps reduce nitrates and phosphates. It works quickly in my Phosban 550 and I saw a reduction in phosphates within just days and nitrates began to drop just after a week.

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KEN MADDUX from FLORENCE, KY UNITED STATES

03/12/2013

Experience Level: Intermediate

????

npx bioplastics make my aqua c skimmer go crazy with foam.be carefull or you will end up with a big mess just as I did.

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