MarinePure Ceramic Biomedia Plate

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Why does BRS recommend this?


Biological filtration is the number one key to a nice and stable reef tank, and anytime we can sneak in some MarinePure Biomedia into an All in one tank, sump, or even overflows we will. We have run density tests and they have proved to be more porous than any live rock we could find. They are a great base for sponge growth, microfauna, and even coral frags. 


MarinePure is an inert ceramic material with open flow architecture, extremely high surface area and natural wetting properties. 5,750 square feet of surface area. Resistant to clogging and greatly reduces tank maintenance.


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Why does BRS recommend this?

Biological filtration is the number one key to a nice and stable reef tank, and anytime we can sneak in some MarinePure Biomedia into an All in one tank, sump, or even overflows we will. We have run density tests and they have proved to be more porous than any live rock we could find. They are a great base for sponge growth, microfauna, and even coral frags. 

MarinePure is an inert ceramic material with open flow architecture, extremely high surface area and natural wetting properties. 5,750 square feet of surface area. Resistant to clogging and greatly reduces tank maintenance.More

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8” x 8” x 1” Plate MarinePure Ceramic Biomedia
SKU: 204111
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8” x 8” x 4” Plate MarinePure Ceramic Biomedia
SKU: 204112
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I am looking to slowly trade out some of my rock in the display for marinepure in the sump to open things up a bit. Is there any ball park estimate on how many pounds of Fiji rock one of the 8x8x1 plates will replace?
Question by: wes on Jul 20, 2014 12:35:00 PM
Hey Wes,
Generally speaking the 8x8x1 plate is enough surface area to handle a 100g tank on its own, so you should have the ability to remove quite a bit of rock. Just make sure to do it slowly so that the tank has time to adjust and the bacteria that are getting removed have time grow in their new substrate.
Answer by: Bulk Reef Supply on Jul 20, 2014 12:35:00 PM
I'm setting up a 300 gallon tank using 250 lbs of reef saver and 50 lbs of tonga plate for the display tank. If I wanted to add marine pure as a supplement for biological filtration to the sump would 1 8x8x4 be sufficient?
Question by: Christopher Peters on Jan 25, 2016 10:51:00 PM
Great question!
From the Marine Pure site 1 block will be just perfect for you!
http://www.cermedia.com/marinepure-technical.php
Answer by: Connor (Admin) on Feb 3, 2016 12:39:00 PM
Maybe a good addition would be to list on the description is how many gallons the 8x8x1 slab is rated for? Same with the 8x8x4 and each sphere, obviously some live rock will need to be used in the DT, but if I only want a minimal amount, knowing how much marine pure I can use in place of LR would be helpful, surface area isn't helpful as the recommendation is in pounds of LR per tank size.
Thanks, love the services you provide, and I am following the BRS 180 diligent each week.
Question by: Joe on Jan 13, 2016 11:31:00 PM
Hey there!
That is a great idea! In the meantime to help I have included a link to all of the information about tank size and marine pure size. It is divided by Nitrification (the same as live rock to convert ammonia to Nitrates) and Denitrification ( in an anaerobic environment to convert Nitrates to Nitrogen gas) Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
http://www.cermedia.com/marinepure-technical.php
Answer by: Connor (Admin) on Jan 14, 2016 11:47:00 AM
What is the weight of the 8x8x4 block?
Question by: Staci on Mar 30, 2016 3:49:00 PM
Great question!
The large block will weight just under 3 lbs. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
Answer by: Connor (Admin) on Apr 4, 2016 10:23:00 AM
Can I put this in my fuge with about 5 lbs of live rock on top of it and still be ok
Question by: Ryan Edmondson on Jan 14, 2016 2:37:00 PM
Great question,
You certainly can add this into your refugium under the live rock. Depending on the placement the marine pure can work to replace the live rock as surface area for bacteria to convert ammonia into nitrate, or in low flow anaerobic environments can convert nitrates into nitrogen gas. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
Answer by: Connor (Admin) on Jan 14, 2016 6:30:00 PM
Do I need to cure this marinepure? Can I put it straight into my sump?
Question by: Fairway on Jan 14, 2016 7:09:00 PM
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Its seem this product could be used as both a denitrification tool and a nitrification tool. So with that being said should we purchase two, one for a high flow area and the other for a low flow area so that we can take advantage of both of its abilities? I'm thinking of using this product in a new 90g build with a large sump. Please advise how you would set that system up using this product.
Question by: Jason Craig on Jan 28, 2016 12:46:00 AM
Great question!
You can certainly use this in both high flow and low flow areas to create the different environments within the system! You can select 2 different plates in the different areas to attempt to achieve a low oxygen environment to help convert some nitrate into nitrogen gas. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
Answer by: Connor (Admin) on Feb 4, 2016 4:50:00 PM
I am thinking of getting an 8x8x1 plate of this to put in the back chamber of my AIO nano tank, but I don't think any of the chambers are big enough. Is it possible/adviseable to cut the plate down to size?
Question by: Mike on Jan 28, 2016 2:30:00 PM
This certainly can be cut or broken!
There is no positive or negative to using broken marine pure, the surface area will remain the same. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
Answer by: Connor (Admin) on Feb 4, 2016 6:19:00 PM
Will this media have to be removed at some point for cleaning?
Question by: Billy Danz on Feb 24, 2016 9:15:00 AM
Great question!
It does not need to be cleaned and can be left just as standard live rock would. However sometimes detritus and other elements can grow on it which may make cleaning nicer to keep the sump or area clean. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
Answer by: Connor (Admin) on Feb 24, 2016 2:51:00 PM
The product description mentions I can place MarinePure plates below the substrate in my new tank. By using this method versus placing them in my sump, how much (if any) of the plates effectiveness am I losing?
Question by: Andre on Dec 21, 2015 4:37:00 PM
Great question!
The performance will not change however the type of bacteria may change. With the buried media it will possibly harbor anaerobic bacteria which can convert Nitrate into Nitrogen Gas. If the media is left in a high flow area of the sump it will act just like standard live rock and harbor bacteria which can convert ammonia into nitrite and nitrate. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
Answer by: Connor (Admin) on Jan 6, 2016 6:09:00 PM
Researching these blocks online one of the issues could be leaching aluminum causing coral health issues. Have you seen any issues with this?
Question by: Chris on Mar 11, 2016 8:07:00 AM
Great question!
We have been using MarinePure in our systems for several years and many of us use them on our personal tanks. We have not found any issue from running the MarinePure. We have seen posts about testing showing a form of aluminum silicate however this has not impacted the health or growth of our tanks. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
Answer by: Connor (Admin) on Mar 11, 2016 9:23:00 AM
Can the blocks be cut in a way that they won't crumble or fall apart?
Question by: Stace on Mar 12, 2016 7:28:00 AM
Great question!
These blocks can be cut rather easily with items as simple as a Hack saw. Unfortunately they are still a little fragile with the amount of surface area and breakage may occur while cutting. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
Answer by: Connor (Admin) on Mar 14, 2016 10:48:00 AM
Can I cut the 8"x8"x4" block into smaller pieces? It's really a big piece and takes up a good amount of space.
Question by: Mills on Mar 12, 2016 11:49:00 AM
Great question!
These can be cut using a hack saw if needed! Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
Answer by: Connor (Admin) on Mar 14, 2016 11:40:00 AM
Where did the cubes go?
Question by: Eric Kuchan on Apr 7, 2016 10:27:00 AM
Great question!
I have included a link below to the Marine Pure cubes. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
http://www.bulkreefsupply.com/marinepure-ceramic-biomedia-2-cubes.html
Answer by: Connor (Admin) on Apr 7, 2016 10:36:00 PM

Full Details

Owners Manual

 

The media’s composition is similar to natural rock formations. MarinePure provides approximately 150,000 sq. Ft per cu. Ft (510 m2/L) of accessible surface area. The properties of MarinePure create a stable home for a dense population of beneficial bacteria that remove ammonia and nitrites from your aquarium. Some systems will also see a decrease in nitrates. MarinePure will work in sumps, trickle filters, wet/dry filters, hang on the back filters or directly in the tank.

  • 100% Tank Tested
  • Most technically advanced bio-filtration substrate
  • High usable surface area for beneficial bacteria growth
  • Open porosity means maximum bacteria exposure to contaminates and promotes excellent water circulation and less clogging
  • Designed specifically to target ammonia and nitrite removal and minimizes nitrates
  • Inert and chemically stable
  • Greater than 80% open porosity
  • Provides consistent water chemistry
  • Reduces tank maintenance
  • Able to support large fish loads
  • Can be cleaned, reused and sterilized

 

Compare MarinePure Products

Surface area (per indvidual piece)
1½” Marinepure Sphere:  240 sq ft
2" Marinepure Cube: 720 sq ft
8"x8"x1” Marinepure Block: 5,750 sq ft
8"x8"x4”Marinepure Block: 23,000 sq ft


Spheres & Cubes

MarinePure Spheres are small, spherical filtration media for use in canister and similar filtration systems. Perfect replacement for bioballs. They are available in 1½” diameters spheres or 2" cubes.

• over 100 times the surface area per cubic inch than any other biomedia such as bioballs
• Stays wet during power outages or pump failure which will keep your nitrating bacteria alive
• Perfect area for copepods and amphipods to thrive and reproduce
• Wet-dry filters

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  • Never Again By Clement on 4/27/2016

    I was really excited when I learned of this product. I started by ordering a couple of the plates and eventually orderd a bunch of the 2 inch cubes on amazon. I was lucky in that I started with the cubes in a non DT tank. I put them in a high flow area. WITHIN 2 hours my acropora went from happy to no polyps. A week later and everything was starting to STN. I can fairly pin the blame eon this product because when I introduced it I did not change anything else in the tank.... No water change, no carbon change.... nothing. To be fair I did no rinse the product before placing it onto my tank. However, it did not cause cloudiness. Putting this product in my tank is the worst mistake I have made in over 5 years. NEVER AGAIN.
  • Fragile By Gus on 4/8/2016

    Marine Pure is a must if you have a sump. I was easily able to cut it to fit perfectly on my return chamber but is extremely fragile. I was placing it in the sump little debrie was coming and chips easily. still though great product.
  • Great product but breaks easily . By 120reefkeeper on 3/18/2016

    I would have given this a better review but mine arrived broken. The product is very fragile. One of the corners had snapped off and instead of reporting it I chose to use it as is. If I were to but it again I would buy the bigger blocks. It is a great product and holds a ton of water , but it's very fragile.
  • Amazing surface area very porous By Jeffrey on 2/18/2016

    These are perfect for the minimalist aquascaper. I am not a huge fan of huge piles of rock in my tank but really like having the beneficial bacteria from live rock...Marinepure is a great substitute for live rock and you don't need 100's of pounds of rock to do what these can do with one or two plates.
  • Great product By Khamann on 2/12/2016

    Easy to use. Cuts easily to fit where ever you need it.
  • best porous material By best surface area on 2/3/2016

    by far has the most surface area out of any material i have ever seen on the market
  • Make them bigger By Mack on 2/1/2016

    I have brought ever type except the small square ones! I plan to buy more for my predator tank! These diffently do what is advertised! I use these in combo with miracle mud and my skimmer run time is reduced to 6 hours a day!
  • Very pleased with it By japicka on 1/28/2016

    I bought two of these plates and the first one has been broken up in to pieces in order to fit into my sump properly. As one other person commented, it did cause a mini cycle in my tank but after that the benefits could be seen fairly quickly. When I do my next water change this weekend, I will probably break up the other plate and place in the sand bed to help even more.
  • almost perfect! By Nick on 1/27/2016

    i bought these to replace the foam piece in my baffle... the section in 1.5" so i needed to cut one in half. i used a dry wall hand saw and it zipped through it in no time flat. made a huge mess but life goes on. i soaked them overnight to see if they'd expand when wet. not at all, perfect right? almost!! these hold so much in i couldn't believe how much debris was still inside when i placed them in and let the water flow through. after about a week the particles started disappearing and now my water is back to being debris free. if you have to cut them, thoroughly flush them for as long as possible. if you're just gonna toss them in... do so without worry.
  • Too fragile By jsbull on 1/21/2016

    I have a deep sump and needed to raise my skimmer up a bit. I figured two of these would be perfect, as it would fix the skimmer height and add biological filtration media. Unfortunately, once this stuff gets wet, it's fragile like egg shells. Just having my skimmer sit on it broke it up into about 6 pieces. Presumably from the vibration of the pump. It didn't create a big mess, but it's now completely worthless to me and is just being shoved to the side or thrown away.

    I see value in what they are doing, but it needs to be less fragile.
  • a must have By james on 1/1/2016

    these blocks are critical to truly the best biological filtration media square footage wise, there is simply nothing that compares to surface area for benifical bacteria to grow and thrive on.
  • Great! By FishRfly on 11/21/2015

    I have not had the product in my sump long enough to comment on its effectiveness, but its proven track record says it all. I purchased the large block and cut it easily with a hack saw to produce two 8x8x2 blocks. From there I cut it to fit the width of my sump at the weir exiting the refugium to act as a bubble trap. The extra piece left over will be perfect for seeding my quarantine tank when I get around to building it.

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