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Brightwell Aquatics Xport BIO - Plate


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Brightwell Aquatics Xport BIO Plate - Xport – the premier filtration media in the world!

Xport-BIO Ultra-porous Biological Media with Superior Performance Characteristics.


  • Utilizes NanoIntelex Technology to create an enhanced material with vast surface area for colonization by beneficial nitrifying bacteria, resulting in rapid and efficient conversion of ammonia into nitrite and nitrate.
  • The highest colonizable surface area to volume ratio of synthetic biological filtration media available.
  • Higher efficiency relative to conventional media results in smaller space requirements to achieve equivalent nitrification.
  • May be employed to rapidly decrease ammonia and nitrite concentrations in even the most heavily-stocked aquatic systems.
  • May be used in conjunction with Xport-NO3 and Xport-PO4

  • Nominal 9" x 8.00" x 1.50" 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 BIO PLATE for every 1,250 U.S. gallons (4,750 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 BIO 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 BIO 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 BIO - Plate

    Manufacturer information

    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.

    5 Stars


    Reviewed on
    March 02, 2021

    Yes, I would recommend this.

    Product arrived on time and was not broken

    Just placed in tank so, in a month or so, I will update on phosphate, nitrates etc...

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    Reviewed on
    March 26, 2019

    Yes, I would recommend this.

    Super effective

    Soaked mine in microbactor7 then added to my sump. It helped my filtration out tremendously. When I had to set up an emergency 55g QT, I used this block and haven’t had an ammonia spike at all. This is a must have product for all my tanks.

    Was this review helpful? 3 0


    Reviewed on
    August 08, 2017

    Yes, I would recommend this.


    Pros: Very porous, can cut to space if needed

    Cons: none

    I have 5 of these in my sump for my 300 gallon and they work great. Nothing beats water changes, but these rocks along with my 60 gallon macro refugium certainly help.

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    Reviewed on
    May 27, 2017

    Yes, I would recommend this.

    Awesome product

    This is now a must have in my reef tanks. It's amazing how much bio filtration this add with something this size and it make my sump look great with out all of the old bio media. I would recommend this to anyone with a tank.

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    Reviewed on
    May 21, 2017

    Yes, I would recommend this.

    I guess it's working

    Pros: Seems to work well

    Cons: Broken in shipment

    I put this in a newly cycled tank and everything is zero! No complaints other that it was broken when I received it.

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    Reviewed on
    May 03, 2017

    Yes, I would recommend this.

    bright well plates

    Pros: all pros

    Cons: no cons

    great product you can cut to what ever size you want

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    Reviewed on
    April 10, 2016

    Yes, I would recommend this.

    Great for the SUMP

    Great way to add filtration to the sump. SOAK IT before you add it with a some micro bacter 7!!

    Was this review helpful? 0 3

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