Biohome 'Plus' is most suitable for internal, small external, hang-on-back (HOB) and overhead aquarium filters. It may be broken up into smaller pieces to fit into smaller filter chambers but for very small situations Biogravel may be more suitable.
Biohome Plus media is identical to Biohome Standard except that a variety of trace minerals have been added to enhance the medias ability to support freshwater beneficial bacteria growth. It is distinguished by it’s red colour.
It is made from industrial grade materials to ensure a long working life and with a porosity of approx. 42% it has a great usable surface area for bacterial colonisation.
The colonisation of Biohome Plus by beneficial bacteria is very fast, normally between 14-21 days for aerobic bacteria (for processing ammonia and nitrite) and between 4-6 months for anaerobic bacteria (for processing nitrate).
It recovers fast after the use of medications and can be easily transferred between systems.
Biohome Plus is an efficient biological filter media and as with all porous media good mechanical filtration must be used prior to it for maximum efficiency.
Biohome Plus allows both nitrifying (aerobic) and denitrifying (anaerobic) bacteria to grow on and through its unique structure.
This media is sold by the kilogram. 1 kilogram of media is approximately equal to approx. 1.0 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).
Trace elements added include: Titania, Alumina, Ferric Oxide, Lime, Magnesia, Potash, Soda, Phosphorus Pentoxide, Chromium Sesquioxide, Manganic Oxide, Zirconia, Hafnia, Zinc Oxide, Barium Oxide, Strontia, Stannic Oxide, Sulphur Trioxide.
The trace elements are fused into the structure of this media and are there to enhance bacterial processes only, not to alter water chemistry.
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: Lucas Scotland
Wanted to write a full review but who would read it... long story short: Bought 1kg of biohome 5 months ago and it worked a treat. It was supporting 55 small fish (mostly tetras) in 240L planted tank. Bought another 3kg as I'm expanding filtration system and want to have some extra media which is already cycled in case i want to set up new aquarium or quarantine tank. Well recommended media.