MicroBacter Lattice XL - Biological Filtration Media
Extremely Porous Filtration Medium
- High-porosity, inert biofiltration medium
- Provides vast surface area of more than 7,500 square feet per liter
- Provides aerobic and anoxic zones, suited for nitrifying and denitrifying bacteria growth
- Suitable for use in wet, or wet/dry filter applications
- Works well in Freshwater, Brackish and Marine systems
- Supplements live rock in marine or FOWLR systems
Aerobic and Anaerobic bacteria remove noxious ammonia and nitrogenous waste from aquarium systems. Both require large surface areas on which to grow. MicroBacter Lattice provides a huge surface area that is up to 200 times larger than many biological filtration mediums, providing for a much more efficient filtration system in a much smaller space. While MicroBacter Lattice provides the area, it must be properly seeded with bacteria to allow it to populate properly. This can be done naturally by just placing the material in your filtration system, but ideal results will be achieved much more rapidly and a more diverse population of bacteria will be established by the use of a live nitrifying bacteria supplement.
Instructions & Guidelines
Use a minimum of 100 ml of MicroBacter Lattice for every 10 U.S. gallons, ( 38 L ) of aquarium volume, or more for large bioloads. Rinse well in purified tap water or aquarium water. For maximum results, pre-seed the product by placing it in a plastic bucket and adding the recommended dose for your aquarium size of bacterial products and allowing the product to remain in this soak for 24 hours, stirring gently occasionally or agitating the liquid by pouring out and back into the container, gently. Place the seeded MicroBacter Lattice into your filter. The use of a pre-filtration filter floss, sponge or other mechanical pre-filtration is recommended to prevent fouling. For maximum results, also provide a good carbon source for growing bacteria, such as Brightwell Katalyst bio pellets or liquid Reef BioFuel or Florin Axis, as appropriate for your aquarium, as directed on their label.
1,000 mL MicroBacter Lattice EXTRA LARGE Filtration Medium