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Xport-NO3 is a superior biomedia that utilizes NanoIntelex technology allowing Brightwell to create one of the best, most adaptable denitrifying biomedia cubes on the market today. Made specifically to allow beneficial denitrifying bacteria to colonize within the vast amounts of surface area within the cubes internal pore structure.
- Utilizes NanoIntelex Technology to create an enhanced, "ultra-activated" material with the capacity to outperform conventional denitrification media by over 300%
- Open structure and high surface area results in superior flow-through characteristics and filtration efficiency.
- Higher efficiency relative to conventional media results in smaller space requirements to achieve equivalent denitrification.
- May be employed to rapidly decrease nitrate in even the most heavily-stocked systems.
- Eliminates the need to perform water changes that are carried out for the express purpose of decreasing nitrate in an aquarium system.
- May be used in conjunction with Xport-BIO and Xport-PO4
Instructions and Guidelines
Read 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-NO3 in purified water or low-TDS fresh water, then place media into a clean pail and fill with water from the aquarium into which the media is to be placed. Seed each 150 g of Xport-NO3 used with 20-ml of MicroBacter7 (poured into the pail and dispersed by hand), then allow media to remain in this "bath" for 24-hours at room temperature. Remove Xport-NO3 from pail and pour water into the aquarium system, then place Xport-NO3 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. In systems with an initial [NO3] of <40 ppm, begin with a ratio of 150 g Xport-NO3 per 120 US-gallons (454 L) in system (increase this mass by 10% for every 10 ppm NO3 in excess of 40 ppm). Denitrification will typically begin within one week; rate of denitrification increases with time. If corals or other invertebrates appear to react negatively to the use of Xport-NO3, it may be an indication that NO3 is being removed too aggressively; decrease amount of Xport-NO3 used by 50% and continue use until [NO3] falls within desired range.
Note that the required amount of Xport-NO3 will change as the system matures, and as biomass and/or stocking density changes. Denitrification relies on adequate organic carbon availability; if [NO3] stops decreasing during the first month of use and no significant increase in bioload, stocking density, or nutrient input rate has occurred during this period, then it is likely that organic carbon or phosphate is limiting. Use of Katalyst, Reef BioFuel, or FlorinAxis (planted aquaria) per the instructions on the respective labels will be required to provide this carbon; NeoPhos or Florin-P will provide phosphorus. Replace ~25% of the total Xport-NO3 employed every 3 - 4 months in high-bioload systems, and every 6 - 8 months in low-nutrient systems. Maximum rate of denitrification is achieved by placing Xport-NO3 in-line with, and downstream from, Xport-BIO. Xport-PO4 may be used downstream from Xport-NO3 to facilitate complete phosphate uptake; do not place Xport-PO4 upstream from Xport-NO3, which will inhibit denitrification.
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Fell Apart By Mike on 4/22/2017Mike wouldn't recommend this product to a friendI bought the Brightwell Brick thinking it was a cheaper alternative to marine pure. However. I have had it for 3 months without moving it in my sump. It is in a low flow zone with the rest of my live rock rubble. I just cleaned out the sump and realized there was a ton of sand. I picked up the brick and it fell apart in my hand. I am very dissatisfied with my purchase. I would not buy this product.
Bad Product - don't bother By Matthew on 4/16/2017Matthew wouldn't recommend this product to a friendThis brick is dainty and easy to crumble when it first comes out of the box - I wasn't impressed, but continued to put it in a low-flow area of my sump. That was my mistake - within a few weeks it has the consistency of a sand castle at high tide. I just spent 45 minutes trying to get the leftovers out of my sump. Don't make the same mistake and think it's going to work - it won't. Do not buy - holy crap, do not buy.
Brick breaks down By Buku on 4/15/2017Buku wouldn't recommend this product to a friendAs others have stated, it just falls apart. I have it in a low flow area and it looked mostly intact. I decided to check it and when I touched it, the whole brick fell apart.
Try again By Mark on 4/13/2017Mark wouldn't recommend this product to a friendAs per the other reviews, this brick also fell apart in my sump within 4 weeks of use, just started to crumble to pieces...do not recommend
Crappy Product By Etienne on 3/19/2017Etienne wouldn't recommend this product to a friendTrying another product may be your best option. After about two months, this product fell apart in my sump area. I decided to give Seachem Matrix a try instead
faulty product By BONK TIME on 3/6/2017BONK TIME wouldn't recommend this product to a friendThe brick fell apart from the center out. I took it out after 3 three weeks and about 40% had littered the bottom of my sump with silt and what was left was soft, like wet tissue paper................
Dimpled brick Positive results in Nitrate Reduction By Andrew on 2/20/2017Andrew would recommend this product to a friendI saw a reduction of nitrates in my 115 gallon , heaviky fish stocked and heaviky fed system within 1 week that seems to have leveled off after a month's use. I have been using this product for several months now. While I do have other Nitrate Reduction methods in use as well, this was the last one put into place. It reduced my nitrates from a consistent teens reading to a consistent 4.
Falls apart By Zach on 2/6/2017Zach wouldn't recommend this product to a friendHard to tell if this thing is helping, but its construction is lacking. This thing crumbles if you hold it wrong, and has slowly been falling apart in my sump. Disappointing.