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Brightwell Aquatics Xport NO3 - Dimpled Brick

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Brightwell Aquatics Xport NO3 Dimpled Brick - Xport – the premier filtration media in the world!

Xport-NO3 Ultra-activated Denitrification Media with Superior Performance Characteristics.

Overview:

  • Utilizes NanoIntelex Technology to create an enhanced, "ultra-activated" material with the capacity to outperform conventional denitrification media by over 300%
  • Open structure and high surface area results in superior flow-through characteristics and filtration efficiency.
  • Higher efficiency relative to conventional media results in smaller space requirements to achieve equivalent denitrification.
  • May be employed to rapidly decrease nitrate in even the most heavily-stocked systems.
  • Eliminates the need to perform water changes that are carried out for the express purpose of decreasing nitrate in an aquarium system.
  • May be used in conjunction with Xport-BIO and Xport-PO4


  • Nominal 9" x 4.50" x 2.50" for Aquascaping, Biofiltration, and Coral Propagation

    Because our material is not fired or heated, but chemically hardened:

  • Surface area over 10 times as high as any competing products (many times hundreds to thousands of times as high)
  • Wicks water and stays wet for days after a pump fails, allowing bacteria to remain alive much longer and be ready when a system upset is repaired.
  • We can dope it with sulfur, ferric oxyhydroxide or almost any other material to facilitate bacterial growth or remove pollutants
  • It contains coral aragonite powder to buffer pH and provide for bacteria life longevity.
  • We can make it in almost any shape and size - to fit a specific filter system.


  • Use one XPort NO3 BRICK for every 1,000 U.S. gallons (3,800 L) of system capacity, more for heavy bio loads. Rinse material well with aquarium water or purified tap water. For superior results, seed the material well with the aquarium water or purified tap water. For superior results, seed the material using FLORINBACTER, MICROBACTER7 or MICROBACTER CLEAN as appropriate for your aquarium, by placing XPORT NO3 BRICK in a plastic container, filling it with aquarium water, and then adding the full recommended dose of either bacterial product,based on the size of your aquarium, to that container. Allow to stand overnight and then add the seeded XPORT NO3 BRICK to your system. You may also add the water back to your aquarium if desired. It is recommended that you use sponge, fine filter floss or other material. For maximum results, also provide a good carbon source of growing bacteria, such as Brightwell KATALYST bio pellets or liquid REEF BIO FUEL or FLORIN AXIS as appropriate for your aquarium, as directed on their label.

    Brightwell Aquatics Xport NO3 - Dimpled Brick Specifications

    Manufacturer Info

    Brightwell Aquatics Aquarium Supplies
    The goal of Brightwell Aquatics is to provide the absolute highest quality, scientifically-sound products and customer service of any aquarium water care manufacturer, and to do it all in a straight-forward and honorable fashion. All Brightwell products are formulated by marine scientists with a passion for the aquarium hobby. They utilize the highest purity ingredients in concentrations that provide the most use to hobbyists. Nearly all Brightwell Aquatics products are over 99.9% pure. The usage guidelines of Brightwell Aquatics products are written in plain language but the company is always available to answer consumer questions. All products are lot numbered for quality control and customer service.

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    Could this be placed under substrate?
    I've wanted to do a deep sand bed but know they eventually need to be replaced witch sounds like a nightmare. I was thinking I could place these on bottom of tank, then cover with live sand to have the benefits and look of a deep sand bed with having to eventually replace. Thoughts?
    Asked : Dec 01, 2017
    By : Jason, Mesa az
     
     
     
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    Thank you for your question. The bricks are really good, but these are to be keep in an area with good water flow, otherwise it can cause an issue where all the bacteria is going to turn anaerobic which can affect the tank when disturbed. A deep sand bed (6" to 8") in your display would not need to be replace, you just set it up once and then avoid disturbing it, but we would rather use the brick and place it in an area with good flow in the sump.
    Answered : Dec 22, 2017
    By : MD Tech
     
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    What the Dimensions of Brick
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    Asked : Mar 25, 2017
    By : Ammar, Mi
     
     
     
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    Dimensions: 9" x 4.5" x 2.5"
    Answered : Mar 29, 2017
    By : MD Tech
     
     
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    11 Reviewers (55%) would recommend this

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    Does the job its intended to do

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    PROS
    Highly effective in removing nitrates, super porous, allows a high quantity of beneficial bacteria to flourish
    CONS
    Does tend to break do disintegrate over long periods of time and possibly be replaced over the course of a couple of years
    REVIEW
    It's definitely the most porous form of biological filtration I've ever seen and does perform as stated dramatically lowering nitrates over the course of bacteria building up inside over time. Great for tanks with not enough biological filtration, shallow sand beds, few rock, or heavy bio-load. I wi...Read More
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    Garbage
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    Breaks after a few months
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    It’s mush now and have to vacuum my sump
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    Avoid it, unless you like cleaning out your sump often
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    Worked great to start, lowered NO3 by 50% in the first week
    CONS
    3 months later it is a rectangular piece of goop
    REVIEW
    Purchased one of them form my LFS 3 months ago. Like others I placed it in my skimmer section of my sump, where the flow was low. Three months later it is about 1/3 as big as it started and basically like clumped together sand with the consistency of mud, Will have to take the fuge/sump down and ...Read More
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    Does not last
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    Not a reliable product
    REVIEW
    As others have stated, this bio-brick will soften and start to dissolve in less then 4 months. I placed mine in on 5/5/17 and it's at a point that if you touch it. it'll fall apart.
    So in essence, how can it be porous and house bacteria if it's a clump of sand? Don't waste your money or time, t...Read More
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    NO3 Brick
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    Tried one in each of my fresh water (180 & 150) tanks with high bio load. Even with apprx. 20% water changes weekly, I still have high nitrates. The product would probably work with a normal bio load so I have to look somewhere else to help with my nitrates.
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    Went with this for now to see how it goes. So far so good
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    Disintegrating
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    Everything
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    Have the brick installed in a low flow area of my sump, brick is literally disintegrating into sand in my sump after only 4 months, At this price point I expected a lot higher quality, save your self the hassle of draining and vacuuming your sump and just keep up with water changes.
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