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. A Single 2” Marine Pure ceramic cube has 720 square feet of surface area. This means you can fit almost 60 times the surface area in the same space verses bioballs.
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
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
Blocks, Plates, & Spheres
MarinePure is available as 8”x8”x1” Plates, 8”x8"x4” Blocks, or 1.5" spheres.
• Add to existing tank set ups for additional filtration, simply set the block down in your sump
• Place under gravel bed for new tank set up
• Wet-dry filters
• Blocks are ideally suited for large setups
Due to the fragile nature of the MarinePure Cubes we are unable to guarantee that every peice will be an exact cube in shape. During shipping and Handling the cubes can be misshaped or damaged which will not affect the overall performance of the MarinePure Cubes. We highly suggest rinsing the cubes before use.
Over time there will be an accumulation of detritus within the structure of the cubes so periodically swishing them in a container of tank water would be a good idea. You should also avoid placing them in an area that would encourage algae growth that would quickly close up the pore structure of the media.
MarinePure Ceramic Biomedia Cubes - 1?2 Cubic Foot = _________
MarinePure Ceramic Biomedia Cubes - 1 Cubic Foot = _________
MarinePure Ceramic Biomedia Cubes - 2 Cubic Foot = _________
And add any additional detail about size and count that could be helpful
Ex. Brings 6 cubes @ 1"× 1"
I looked around and their is some conflicting info on some sites.
There is not an exact amount of cubes per box as the weight and size of each cube will vary slightly. On average there are
MarinePure Ceramic Biomedia Cubes - 1?2 Cubic Foot =25-30
MarinePure Ceramic Biomedia Cubes - 1 Cubic Foot = 75-80
MarinePure Ceramic Biomedia Cubes - 2 Cubic Foot = 120 +
The Marinepure works amazing as housing for Pods and will be a fantastic addition. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
It's easy to dazzle with numbers "look at how large this number is!" but without a point of reference it's hard to see how useful this is.
Also assuming it's super useful, will these majorly restrict water movement? So if I put one block along the width of my sump would water back up behind it?
These will come with around 20 cubes. The 8x8x4 might be easier to work with as it is a single block. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!