Uses of Biohome Ultimate/plus media
Are either of these products recommended for reducing NITRATE levels in marine aquaria? I have a 125 gallon saltwater tank with 1 very large queen trigger fish living in it. Trace elements listed are safe for this species? Please advise.
With no real evidence in hand, I did the best I could to answer:
Unfortunately, I haven’t been able to demonstrate nitrate reduction using Biohome media yet. I’m working on a trickle filter in my waterfall using Ultimate media that I hope will help.
Biohome Ultimate should work very well in your tank. Plus would work as well, but I believe Ultimate is a much better media.
While claims have been made that Biohome media will reduce nitrate, the manufacturer points out that anaerobic bacteria grow much slower and it will take 4 to 6 months to see any reduction. The best I can suggest is to check out the Pond Guru’s video:
I think you’ll find it interesting. Hope you had a great holiday, and…
Happy Fish Keeping,
To which Cheryl replied in the style of ee cummings:
dear mr. chamberlain,
thank you very much for your prompt attention. i watched pond guru’s movie and it defines my problem to a tee. elizabeth, my giant queen trigger, is wild caught. i have no anaerobic bacteria because the crazy fish blows on the sand all day looking for food. i will be purchasing enough biohome ultimate to stock in all three of her filters.
thank you again,