- Highest porosity and largest useable surface area, per unit weight or volume, of all filtration media available
- Designed to be used in marine and freshwater aquariums with a pH of 7. 5 or over
- Provides large amounts of anaerobic surface area for efficient bacterial colonization
- Provides over 71, 000 square feet (6, 596 square meters) of surface area per liter of medium; one plate has about 125, 000 square feet of useable surface area for bacterial colonization
- Reduces phosphate and dissolved organics; Works as the only filtration medium for the aquarium or pond
Xport BIO Plate
Use one XPort Bio Plate for every 1, 250 U. S. gallons (4, 750 L) of system capacity, more for heavy bio loads. Normally do not use more than one plate per 100 gallons of tank capacity. Plates may be cut in half for smaller systems or cut in any shape you like. Rinse material well with aquarium water or purified tap water to remove any dust.
For superior results, seed the material using only the specific bacteria product that you are using in the aquarium. If using MicroBacter Start XLM, use one capful to seed (add balance of bacteria directly to the aquarium). If using FlorinBacter7, MicroBacter7 or MicroBacter Clean add full recommended dose. Place XPort Bio Plate in a plastic container, filling it with aquarium water, and then add the bacteria to that container. Allow to stand overnight and then add the seeded XPort BIO Plate to your system. It is recommended that you use sponge, fine filter floss or other mechanical filtration ahead of XPort BIO Plate to prevent clogging with organic material.
For maximum results, also provide a good carbon source for growing bacteria, such as Brightwell Katalyst bio pellets or liquid Reef BioFuel or Florin Axis, as appropriate for your aquarium, as directed on the label. Recommendation: Do not use different bacteria products in an aquarium, particularly during startup.
When an aquarium is new, the available nutrients for bacteria to consume are scarce and if the kind of bacteria you introduce requires organics, they will likely not be available and the two different bacterial cultures can fight each other. It is best to start out with MicroBacter Start and cycle the tank, and then progress to MicroBacter Clean at cycling completion. Then progress to MicroBacter7 or FlorinBacter7at 4 to 6 months of age. This will provide the cleanest and fastest route to meet your goals and provide a beautiful and sustainable bacterial ecosystem.
Do not introduce foreign strains of bacteria such as "live sand", pre-cultured dry man made "live rock, " etc. It is ok to use rocks from other aquariums that have already cycled and live rock purchased from stores. All forms of man made or natural live rock (except dry pre-cultured), aragonite and marco rock will work fine. If you introduce the wrong strains of bacteria, at the wrong time, you can slow down the whole process.