- BR-70 Biopellet Combo Pack - Reef Octopus
Each Reef Octopus Biopellet combo pack comes with Reef Octopus Biopellet Reactor and corresponding quantity of BRS Biopellets.
1x BR-70 and 500mL of BRS Biopellets
Max recommended feed flow: 270-390 GPH
- 2.75 Diameter x 19.3 Tall
- Footprint: 3.875 x 3.875
- 300ml Biopellet Capacity
- Max recommended feed flow: 270-390 GPH
- 500ml BRS Biopellets
BRS biopellets are made from 100% natural Polyhydroxyalkanoates. PHA is a natural substance produced by bacteria to store carbon and energy which makes it the ideal solid carbon source for denitrifying bacteria in the aquarium. BRS biopellets are produced by a leader in the industry, designed specifically for denitrification in aquaria and we believe it to be the best product available. Use of biopellets will also remove phosphates, combined with wise food selections it can be the only type of phosphate control required.
We recommend 1 cup (236 ml) of BRS biopellets per 50 gallons of system volume.
Solid carbon dosing (biopellets) has recently become an extremely popular method of removing nitrates from the aquarium. The exact method of denitration can be different for each tank but it mainly consists of a few things:
- Nitrate laden Bacteria is removed via the protein skimmer
- Bacteria directly converts nitrite into nitrous oxide so nitrate is never produced
- Bacteria consumes nitrates and processes them down into nitrogen gas
- Nitrate laden Bacteria is consumed by tank inhabitants like corals and sponges
Depending on the system it should take 4-8 weeks for the bacteria population to multiply and begin its work on your nitrates. Once you have the reactor going we suggest not making any adjustments for 8 weeks. Give the media and bacteria time to adjust to the parameters found in your tank and begin working. The absolute best advice we can give with this system is to set it up and forget about it for two months. Unless something is obviously not right resist all temptation to make any changes until the two months are up.
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The subject of biopellet filtration, and organic carbon dosing in general, can be pretty complex. While we don't really have a condensed resource of information on the subject, you may find our video from the 52 weeks of reefing series to be a good starting point!