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Buy 1000 mL Pro Bio-Pellets & Get a Free Somatic UF-1 Fluidized Media Reactor - Vertex Technologies

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Buy 1000 mL Pro Bio-Pellets & Get a Free Somatic UF-1 Fluidized Media Reactor, while supplies last!!


TINY PELLETS, MASSIVE IMPACT ON REEF KEEPING
For both the novice and experienced aquarist alike, few aspects to reef keeping present as consistent a challenge as the effects of problem algae and bacteria in a saltwater tank. From cyanobacteria to hairline algae, these undesirable elements reduce the pleasure and enjoyment an aquarist should feel from their tank. Thankfully, Vertex Biopellets have arrived to deliver the fatal blow in the war against problem algae and bacteria.

SAFE, SIMPLE, POWERFUL

Composed of a biodegradable polymer, the pellets are designed for use in fluidized media reactors. The Pellets promote the growth of aerobic and anaerobic nitrifying bacteria which use carbon from the pellets to consume nitrate and phosphate. This process dramatically eliminates unsightly algae and cyanobacteria (red slime) while increasing the overall health and vigor of a tanks inhabitants.

The surplus bacterial generated by the biopellets are then consumed by sponges and corals or removed by a protein skimmer. Within a few weeks, without any routine dosing, even the most novice of reef keepers can maintain a crystal clear tank.

Exclusive features:

  • Dramatically reduce nitrate and phosphate.
  • Eliminate unsightly bacteria and algae.
  • Ease of use and novice friendly.
  • Affordable, efficient, and 100% reef safe.

Technical Data:

  • 100% Biodegradable Polymer
  • In 500ml and 1000ml sizes.
  • 50 ml per 100L (25 gallon) of net water volume


Effective, efficient and easy to use. The Somatic Aquaristik UF-1 Fluidized Media Reactor is an up-flow reactor designed to be used with carbon, GFO or bio-pellets. The UF-1 comes ready to plumb and installs using the hang on back mount or on a flat surface.

Features:

  • For aquariums up to 120 gallons
  • Specially designed flow plates to avoid media channeling
  • Silicone O-ring for a tight seal
  • Regulating flow valve included to fine tuning
  • ½ inch hose barbs for easy installation.
  • Hose Clamps included for secure assembly
  • Hang on back hanger with leveling screw
  • Includes foam pads for fine filter media
  • 4.3" x 3.3" x 13.0" Tall
  • 1000 ml capacity


Suggested for use:

  • Removal of sponges and replacing them with a screen is recommended to allow biopellets to fluidize - modifying a screen to fit may be needed. 
  • Start with half of the recommended amount of biopellets to avoid "shocking" the aquarium, and adding more each week, as needed - testing parameters is suggested.
  • Use a ball valve (or similar device) to adjust the flow inside the reactor so that the biopellets are suspended within the reactor chamber. The pellets should not be pushed to the top.
  • Check your media reactor once each day to ensure your biopellets are still fluidized. The pellets will slough layers and decrease in size due to the tumbling action inside the reactor.
  • Replenish your reactor every 3 to 6 months (or as needed) with additional BioPellets.

Manufacturer Info

Aquatic animals remain the most challenging creatures to maintain in captivity. The pursuit of this challenge is the empowering force behind the realization of new ideas and innovations.

At Vertex Aquaristik, they embrace this force as the philosophy that guides them and pushes them forward.

As aquarists themselves, the Vertex staff is always exploring new ways to make aquarium keeping easier and affordable to increase hobbyists` chances for success. The company was founded upon the idea of sharing their passion and creativity with others.

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