Tuesday, May 25, 2010

NpX-Bio Beads - Denitrification Pellets

Denitrification Pellets are produced naturally and are made up of biologically degradable polymers . The Beads provide a perfect surface area as well as a constant carbon source, as the bacteria consume the solid carbon source they help deplete the system of Nitrate and Phosphate. Over time the bacteria will consume the Bio Beads and more will need to be added. NpX-Bio Beads are best run in a fluidized Reactor and tumbled aggressively.

Bonus Planctonic food source!

The high population of bacteria within the reactor make their way out into the water column in the form of "mulm" this mulm is consumed by various filter and suspension feeding organisms such as sponges, corals, and filter feeders, or skimmed off by the protein skimmer helping with nutrient export. Denitrification usually gets up to full speed within 1-2 weeks of starting the NpX-Bio Beads. Using denitrification beads such as NpX-Bio Beads will have the added benefit of not clogging up important components and other surfaces due to the concentrated colonization of bacteria within the reactor compartment only.

Product Guidelines:

NpX-Bio Beads are a simple highly effective filter media that is used for the control of Nitrates and Phosphate in within the aquarium, in turn providing a constant food source for filter feeders and micro fauna within the environment.

NpX-Bio Beads are best used within a fluidized reactor with enough flow to keep the top layer of Beads tumbling aggressively. Start with about ½ the total volume of Beads you want to run and work your way up to the full volume over a week or so. The average amount of Beads to aim at is about 550ml per 75 Gallons of water volume, more or less can be used depending on your unique bio load and inhabitants.

The Bio Beads generally cannot be overdosed; however, if your system is very high in nutrients you may experience a bacterial bloom once the Beads have been added. The bloom should clear within a few days but it is essential to make sure your skimmer is functioning properly and that the discharge of the reactor is directed into the skimmer. If the aquarium is not sufficiently oxygenated during a clouding event the oxygen can drop to dangerous levels.

NpX-Bio Beads should be topped up as the Beads dissolve, this usually takes anywhere from 7-12 months depending on your bio load.

- Maintain high water flow through the NpX-Bio Beads in order to prevent anoxic zones and or the production of hydrogen sulphide gas which is toxic.
- The use of ozone and UV will negatively affect the bacterial colonization of the NpX-Bio Beads and increase the "break-in" time. Adding commercially available bacterial cultures may speed up the process of maturing and also help prevent monocultures.
- Regular home use Test kits likely will not work due to the exceptionally low Nitrate and Phosphate levels within the aquarium after running the NpX-Bio Beads.

NpX-Bio Beads 550ml - Denitrification Pellets Starting at $44.99 (2 plus 39.99)
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Blogger Bead Hive said...


Nice post. This post is really useful and informative content. This beads are best used within a fluidized reactor with enough flow to keep the top layer of Beads tumbling aggressively. Thanks to sharing it...

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December 3, 2013 at 7:42 PM  

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