- Xport-NO3 Denitrification Media - Brightwell
Xport-NO3 is great for tanks that have minimal aquascape, or heavily stocked. The biomedia cubes can be put just about anywhere within the system to allow more surface area for biological filtration, resulting is faster conversion of nitrates. Denitrifing bacteria will colonize on surfaces within the aquarium, and by adding more surface area will give the bacteria more space to flourish resulting in lower overall nitrates in the aquarium
Brightwell utilizes NanoIntelex technology creating a highly superior biomedia that has vast amounts of surface area that will allow beneficial nitrifying bacteria to colonize. Xport-NO3 works with all types of saltwater aquariums and can be employed in just about any fashion that doesn't tumble the cubes.
Xport-NO3 is a superior biomedia that utilizes NanoIntelex technology allowing Brightwell to create one of the best, most adaptable denitrifing biomedia cubes on the market today. Made specifically to allow beneficial denitifying 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.
Seems to do what it says it will do By Jedidiah on 6/14/2017Jedidiah would recommend this product to a friendI am currently using this along with xport PO4 and BIO cubes in my Red Sea Max 250. They arrive like soft croutons. I put them in mesh bags and have them in a fairly high flow part of my all in one sump before the bigger return pump. I have had them in there for about 3 months now and check them about once or twice a month and have not noticed any significant deterioration. I have noticed however that they will slowly clog with debris over time so I have been rinsing them in tank water during water changes about once a month. I dose my tank with Microbacter7 after every rinse. My nitrates are consistently around 1-2 ppm. Can say for sure if this is due to the xport medias alone or in conjunction with lots of live rock, flow, and weekly water changes. If nothing else it increases the surface area for bacteria to live dramatically.
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