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Yap.. really a good Stuff and thanks Victor to bring this in.

I have use 400g for my 4 feet and place under the wool filter.

I can see the progress and the NO3 is trending down.

Here is what I read from NO3 tester.

1. With only Sulphur beads, NO3 reading is 50 to 100.

2. With Bio pellets in the tank for 3 days, NO3 reduce to 25 to 50 range.

3. After a week, NO3 further reduce to 15 to 25 range.

Some obvious observation.

Brown algae on Tank glass only happen after 5 to 6 days.. previously is 2 days.

Skimmed Stuff is very dark in colour after Biopellet.

Will share more update if it can go further..

Good things sell fast!

Currently waiting for the confirmation of the new stock arrival so please bear with us . Will update this forum when the new stock arrives!

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Hi All, Sorry for the slow response. Actually have already informed the distributor to come to the forum to explain to end users last week on the status but I guess, their response time is even s

Hi bro. Yap, definitely will post but be collecting only next week as the stock ran out.

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N/P - Reducing BioPellets from Reef Interersts

N/P Reducing Biopellets consist of a biodegradable polymer that stimulates the growth of both aerobic and anaerobic bacteria when used in aquaria.

- The pellets cab be placed in fludized filter systems or simply in a net with high water flow

- Bacterial growth and consequently the reduction of nitrate and phosphate will be observed within 2-4 weeks

- use 50-200ml of pellets per 100litres of water

- Add extra pellets evrey 6 to 12 months, depending on the feeding regime

(above is reiterate from the product lable)

on the last point,

we've to add extra pellets every 6-12months...

so what happens to the "old" pellets?

does it dissolve away? or it'll be obsolete there?

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on the last point,

we've to add extra pellets every 6-12months...

so what happens to the "old" pellets?

does it dissolve away? or it'll be obsolete there?

No, don't throw the NP Biopellets away as bacteria has colonized on them already. Instead add more biopellets as a carbon source for the bacteria. You can read this article on the use of NP Biopellets on reducing NO3 and PO4.

http://grumpyreefer.net/2010/02/08/np-biop...e-story-so-far/

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on the last point,

we've to add extra pellets every 6-12months...

so what happens to the "old" pellets?

does it dissolve away? or it'll be obsolete there?

think of the pellets as food. it will slowly be eaten off...that y u need to add pellets.....

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looks interesting... anyone has 100 - 200g to sell me?

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looks interesting... anyone has 100 - 200g to sell me?

I believe it is sold in 500ml or 1000ml packets.

My Setup:

3x2x2 tank with IOS

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Chiller: Artica 1/5HP

Chiller Pump: Sicce 4000

Return Pump: OR3500

Skimmer: Deltec APF600

Wavemaker: Tunze Wavebox/2x Hydor K2/SCWD wavemaker

Lights: DElighting 2x150W MH + 2x 39W T5 Atinic

FR: Skimz

FR Pump: Atman AT-104

Tubby ATO, Kalkweisser Reactor with magnetic stirrer.

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looks interesting... anyone has 100 - 200g to sell me?

i can share with you if you dont mind..

mine is a 2ft cube..

i think 300g should be suffficient for me.. haha..

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i can share with you if you dont mind..

mine is a 2ft cube..

i think 300g should be suffficient for me.. haha..

ok kiko, when new stock comes in or when there's lobang, i will ping you and vice versa :)

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The positive effects of NP-reducing BioPellets on water quality are based on the principle of immobilization. Waste products from the water, mainly nitrate and phosphate, are converted into bacteria. This keeps the aquarium water clean.

NP-reducing BioPellets are composed of biologically degradable polymers that can be placed in a fluidized filter or filter canister. The pellets will allow aerobic growth of bacteria which consequently will consume nitrate and phosphate simultaneously. The bacteria will use up the carbon from the BioPellets, whilst nitrogen and phosphorus are taken from the water as nitrate and (ortho)phosphate. This conversion of organic BioPellets (together with inorganic nitrogen and phosphorus) into microbial biomass is called immobilization. In addition, anaerobic layers will develop, resulting in additional denitrification.

The surplus of bacteria will be consumed by filter and suspension feeding organisms such as sponges and corals, or skimmed off by a protein skimmer. On average this “solid wodka method†takes 2-4 weeks to give rise to sufficient bacteria to allow nitrate and phosphate levels to drop. The main advantage of this method over using Wodka or sugar as a carbon source is that NP-reducing BioPellets stimulate local growth of bacteria in a filter compartment, instead of all over in the aquarium where they may clog up pipes and hoses. They also prevent the growth of cyanobacteria, as the bacteria growing on NP-reducing BioPellets will compete with these phototrophic nuisance microbes. Finally, NP-reducing BioPellets will save the aquarist a lot of time, as no daily dosages of carbon are required.

Product guidelines

NP-reducing Biopellets can be placed in canister filters or fluidized reactors. The latter configuration may yield better results, and prevents detritus buildup. A proper starting dosage is 0.5-1 liter of pellets per 500 liters of system volume (12,5-25 fl. oz. for every 100 USG). After about 2-4 weeks, nitrate and phosphate levels should start decreasing. For some aquaria experiencing heavy feeding, higher dosages are appropriate. Examples are aquaria which house large quantities of azooxanthellate corals, sponges, tunicates or large schools of Anthias fish. Dosages may be increased indefinitely, provided the aquarium water is sufficiently aerated.

NP-reducing BioPellets are consumed by bacteria, which is why new pellets need to be added every 3-6 months to compensate for digested substrate. This can be seen during inspection of the filter. These figures however depend on aquarium conditions and are strongly influenced by feeding regimes and livestock. Taking regular measurements of both nitrate and phosphate levels in the aquarium is recommended, after which dosages may be increased or decreased.

We also suggest placing the outlet of the pellet filter in front of a protein skimmer, to limit the amount of bacteria entering the system. This has the additional benefit of increased gas exchange (CO2-removal and O2-addition). The pellets should never be used without sufficient aeration, as this may lead to low oxygen and pH levels, especially during night time. Proper aeration can be established with air pumps and protein skimmers.

When heavy feeding is required, it is recommended to combine the pellets with standard phosphate adsorbents. The reason for this is that most aquarium feeds contain higher levels of phosphate than is consumed by bacteria, fish and invertebrates, when compared to nitrogen. Some phosphate adsorbents however deplete alkalinity and may reduce pH. Using phosphate adsorbent media based on iron hydroxide does not have this disadvantage.

Important:

Maintain sufficient water flow through the BioPellets, to prevent production of hydrogen sulphide gas.

The use of ozone and UV will negatively affect bacterial recruitment of the BioPellets and increase the maturation time of the filter. Adding bacterial cultures may alleviate this problem and shorten filter maturation time in general.

When nitrate and phosphate are already very low before applying BioPellets, a decrease in these levels may not be detectable with standard aquarium testkits.

My Setup:

3x2x2 tank with IOS

Equipment List:

Chiller: Artica 1/5HP

Chiller Pump: Sicce 4000

Return Pump: OR3500

Skimmer: Deltec APF600

Wavemaker: Tunze Wavebox/2x Hydor K2/SCWD wavemaker

Lights: DElighting 2x150W MH + 2x 39W T5 Atinic

FR: Skimz

FR Pump: Atman AT-104

Tubby ATO, Kalkweisser Reactor with magnetic stirrer.

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what abt rowaphos? just added rowaphos recently. any big difference between these 2?

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what abt rowaphos? just added rowaphos recently. any big difference between these 2?

Rowaphos is just to remove phosphates through phosphate absorption. NP Biopellets use a solid form of carbon dosing to populate bacteria that will consume the nitrates and phosphates in your tank.

My Setup:

3x2x2 tank with IOS

Equipment List:

Chiller: Artica 1/5HP

Chiller Pump: Sicce 4000

Return Pump: OR3500

Skimmer: Deltec APF600

Wavemaker: Tunze Wavebox/2x Hydor K2/SCWD wavemaker

Lights: DElighting 2x150W MH + 2x 39W T5 Atinic

FR: Skimz

FR Pump: Atman AT-104

Tubby ATO, Kalkweisser Reactor with magnetic stirrer.

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Hi petertee,

can it be put in a small canister filter? or just dump it in a sump compartment As per my rough sketch shown?

which way more effective?

thanks

Small cannister filter should be more effective as you need constant water flow over the pellets.

My Setup:

3x2x2 tank with IOS

Equipment List:

Chiller: Artica 1/5HP

Chiller Pump: Sicce 4000

Return Pump: OR3500

Skimmer: Deltec APF600

Wavemaker: Tunze Wavebox/2x Hydor K2/SCWD wavemaker

Lights: DElighting 2x150W MH + 2x 39W T5 Atinic

FR: Skimz

FR Pump: Atman AT-104

Tubby ATO, Kalkweisser Reactor with magnetic stirrer.

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Do not rely solely on biopellets for phosphate removal. You can rely on biopellets solely for nitrate reduction though. It is recommended that you run iron-based phosphate removal media along with biopellets as the phosphate input into a marine aquarium is usually larger than what the NP biopellets can breakdown.

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Do not rely solely on biopellets for phosphate removal. You can rely on biopellets solely for nitrate reduction though. It is recommended that you run iron-based phosphate removal media along with biopellets as the phosphate input into a marine aquarium is usually larger than what the NP biopellets can breakdown.

hey fuel, can we run both Rowa and biopellet in the same fr?

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I will like to try also, anyone can pm me the price? Thanks.=)

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How are you going to replenish either media? Exhausted Rowa needs to be removed.

based on what I know, the pellets are biodegradable, typically over 3months. Which is also abt the same time the rowa is due to replenishment.

Does it work this way??

Not sure if this is right though, thus thought can get some expert opinions.

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based on what I know, the pellets are biodegradable, typically over 3months. Which is also abt the same time the rowa is due to replenishment.

Does it work this way??

Not sure if this is right though, thus thought can get some expert opinions.

:)

How quickly the biopellets degrade depends on each tank. It may be faster or slower than 3 months. Anyway, a worry about using Rowa Phos and NP biopellets together in the same FR is that the biopellets require a slow flow of water through them whereas the Rowa Phos is most effective if the water flow is fast enough to suspend the Rowa phos particles in the FR.

Another thing to note is that you have to add biopellets to replace those that are already biodegraded. If you place both the biopellets and Rowa Phos in the same FR, I'm not sure how you are going to change the ROWA Phos while at the same time add new biopellets into the FR.

My Setup:

3x2x2 tank with IOS

Equipment List:

Chiller: Artica 1/5HP

Chiller Pump: Sicce 4000

Return Pump: OR3500

Skimmer: Deltec APF600

Wavemaker: Tunze Wavebox/2x Hydor K2/SCWD wavemaker

Lights: DElighting 2x150W MH + 2x 39W T5 Atinic

FR: Skimz

FR Pump: Atman AT-104

Tubby ATO, Kalkweisser Reactor with magnetic stirrer.

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may i know how to use them?

can i put them in a filter bag and leave it in the sump? :thanks:

Yes you can put them in a filter bag and leave in the sump.

My Setup:

3x2x2 tank with IOS

Equipment List:

Chiller: Artica 1/5HP

Chiller Pump: Sicce 4000

Return Pump: OR3500

Skimmer: Deltec APF600

Wavemaker: Tunze Wavebox/2x Hydor K2/SCWD wavemaker

Lights: DElighting 2x150W MH + 2x 39W T5 Atinic

FR: Skimz

FR Pump: Atman AT-104

Tubby ATO, Kalkweisser Reactor with magnetic stirrer.

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