Biohome Mini Ultra is most suitable for external canister filters, overhead filters, aquarium sumps, and aquarium shower / trickle filters.
It could be described as a larger more porous version of the Biohome Standard media or a smaller type of the much larger Biohome Ultra. It has a porosity of over 50%. You can check out the extreme porosity of the Mini Ultra media yourself by touching just the tip of a piece media to the surface of some water. You’ll be amazed at how fast the water is drawn up the entire length which clearly shows how much of the surface area (inside and out) is available to bacteria .
Biohome Mini Ultra media is made from industrial grade material to ensure a long working life. Long working life and reliability are hallmarks of all Biohome products and used correctly Biohome Mini Ultra media will easily outperform all ceramic trickle tower and shower media in the removal of ammonia, nitrite and nitrate.
Biohome Mini Ultra is an efficient biological filter media and good mechanical filtration must be provided to insure the water passing through it does not contain any debris that might clog it and reduce efficiency. It allows both nitrifying (aerobic) bacteria for reduction in ammonia and nitrite and denitrifying (anaerobic) bacteria for reduction in nitrate to grow on and through it’s unique structure.
This media is sold by the kilogram. 1 kilogram of media is approximately equal to approx. 1.25 cubic litre.
For best nitrate reduction use approx. 1kg per 100 litres of aquarium water for a normally stocked tank. Heavily stocked systems can take between 1.5kg - 2kg per 100 litres to achieve full cycle filtration (reduction in nitrate).
As all Biohome media is inert it allows you to raise or lower the pH to suit certain fish species without having a buffering effect.
Free gel filter starter balls are shipped with every order - simply add them in with the media in your filter and they will slowly dissolve, helping to seed the filter naturally and very effectively with live bacteria.
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Reviewer: Wing Uk
Long review please read though
I bought a kilo of biohome mini ultra a while ago. Before adding my water parameters were
Ammonia low above 0 though strips would still colour green ish
Nitrite low above 0 though strips would still colour yellow
Stock 4 guppy 4 albino Cory 5 harlequin 4 tetra
On adding biohome within a couple of weeks nitrate reduced by half. And nitrite reduced as well. I wasn't sure if the biohome was having an effect of it the water was cycling and it would have reduced anyway...
However just recently the tank pretty much cracked and I lost all the water in the 22 litre tank. Lost just 1 tetra. Managed to keep some of the water to put into new tank... about 1 litre and I transferred the foams. But not the powerhead (Enclosed Sump system )
Having pretty much started again temp 10 l tank new filter and adding all the the fish into a 10l with brand new filter and some old foams
I pretty much expected ALL the fish to die as there was no cycled water. I just poured in COLD tap water tap safe and the biohome and about 50 of pond gurus bio gel balls
3 weeks on I bought a new 40l with 12 more fish.
6tetra and the previous stock
3 weeks on in new 40litre tank
From the start using the 10 l I was testing every few days nitrate, ammonia, nitrite low ....
When I transferred to the 40 litre and bought more fish I thought there was something wrong with the test strips as nil ammonia and nil nitrate in the new 40 was unusual, I was expecting to see something !! I even bought a different brand test kit to make sure.
I am amazed at how biohome media has managed to cycle the tank in less then 3 weeks. And how many fish I could store in the 10l (11 fish about 25cm worth)
I personally think all aquarium tanks sold should include BIOHOME. There really is nothing better. Richard from pond guru is also very honest with his advice and only sells what he thinks you need.
I was going to buy a tube filter kit as my new aquarium doesn't have a sump so I just put the old biohome In water bottle with air line. PondGuru was honest and said no real need. Water parameters all good. Got to love the honest advice and excellent product.