Ultra-porous biological media with superior performance characteristics
- Utilizes NanoIntelex Technology to create an enhanced material with vast surface area
- 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
- Reduces up to 0.5 ppm ammonia in over 450 gallons (1,703 L) each day when seeded with MicroBacter 7
- May be used in conjunction with Xport-NO3 and Xport-PO4 to achieve complete ammonia, nitrite, nitrate and phosphate uptake
Brightwell Aquatics Xport-BIO utilizes NanoIntelex Technology to create an enhanced material with vast surface area (up to: ~500,000 sq. ft per cubic foot) for colonization by beneficial bacteria, resulting in rapid and efficient conversion of ammonia into nitrite and nitrate. With the highest colonizable surface area to volume ratio of synthetic biological filtration media available, Xport-BIO’s open structure results in the best flow-through characteristics and filtration efficiency. Xport BIO has higher efficiency relative to conventional media in smaller requirements to achieve nitrification.
Xport-BIO is safe for use in all marine and freshwater aquariums. It may be employed to rapidly decrease ammonia and nitrate concentrations in even the most heavily-stocked aquatic systems. May also be used in conjunction with Xport-NO3 and Xport-PO4 to achieve complete ammonia, nitrite, nitrate and phosphate uptake. All Brightwell Aquatics products are engineered and produced in the USA.
Real all instructions before use. The use of a mechanical pre-filter to remove particulate organic material from water prior to its interaction with this media will improve efficiency. Rinse Xport-BIO in purified water or low-TDS fresh water, then place media into clean pail and fill with water from the aquarium into which the media is placed. Seed each 150 g of Xport-BIO used with 20 ml of of MicroBacter 7 (poured into the pail and dispersed by hand), then allow media to remain for 24 hours at room temperature. Remove Xport-BIO from pail and pour water into the aquarium system, then place Xport-BIO into canister filter, media reactor, or 800μm mesh filter bag; a flow-through rate of 1-3x the total aquarium volume per hour is recommended. Do not fluidize. Remove and rise ~33% of the total Xport-BIO employed in a pail of discarded aquarium water (when performing a water change) once or twice each month, and place media back into use. Apply 1 ml of MicroBacter 7 per 20 US gallons (~76L) in system to the aquarium in an area of high water flow to fortify media after rinsing.
Xport-BIO is not a chemical filtration media; in a newly-established, sterile system, it must be seeded with appropriate bacteria to begin nitrification. Simply placing Xport-BIO into an established aquarium will slowly seed the media, however seeding with MicroBacter 7 as directed above will significantly decrease cycling time and therefore results in faster results. In all systems, begin with a ratio of 150 g Xport-BIO per 300 US gallons (1,136 L) in system. Nitrification will typically begin within one day; rate of nitrification increases with time (generally mature within 2 weeks) and increasing nitrogen content in the system. If plants and/or zooxanthellate invertebrates (corals, clams, etc.) appear to react negatively to the use of Xport-BIO, it may be an indication that nitrogen is being removed too aggressively; NeoNitro or FlorinGro may be employed to provide nitrogen as nitrate, and feeding with the appropriate foods is necessary for all zooxanthellate invertebrates.
Note: The required amount of Xport-BIO may change as the system matures, and as biomass and/or stocking density changes; high-nutrient systems may require a greater ratio of Xport-BIO to water volume, evident as a persistent ammonia presence regardless of how much MicroBacter 7 is employed.
Caution: Keep out of reach of children. Not for human consumption.