Biohome Ultimate Media

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The name says it all. Biohome Ultimate Media is the ultimate media for canister, HOB and sump filters.

1 kg occupies about 72 cu in. To see how much your filter requires return to the Home page and click on the link at the top, “How Much Do I Need”.

Biohome Ultimate is identical to Mini with the addition of trace elements, including iron and maganese, to support beneficial bacteria growth. Bacteria growth in Ultimate is very fast to control ammonia and nitrite.

Complimentary Filter Starter Balls (1/4 bag per kg)  are shipped with each order to speed filter maturity. It recovers quickly after the use of medications.

Biohome allows both nitrifying (aerobic) and denitrifying (anaerobic) bacteria to grow on and through it’s unique structure. This allows it to also control nitrates. Check the Rules of Thumb for Nitrate Reduction to estimate how much you’ll need to reduce the nitrates in your pond or tank.

Ultimate Media is a 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.

Please let us know if you have any questions or comments.

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120 reviews for Biohome Ultimate Media

  1. Sean M. (verified owner)

    At first, I was hesitant, having never done business with Great Wave before, but I’m so glad I chose this route rather than buying it from Amazon or elsewhere. When I opened the package and found the extensive documentation from Don, I was so pleasantly surprised. The shipping turned out to be very fast and at a reasonable price, even though it was coming across the country for me.

    The packaging was neat and done with care, and Don’s instructions were thorough. I felt like a pro right from day one.

    I will gladly purchase from them again and refer my friends.

  2. Christian

    Hey Don,
    Decided to try biohome correctly and I have to say that I am amazed! I stacked them pieces into my fx and was capable of getting all 3kg with room. I added your sponges with a dash of your clay, water is clear! Prior to your stuff (biohome, clay, and sponges) I could only get water this clear using a combination of chemicals, resins, and carbon. I have also noticed that my tank glass is a lot cleaner and don’t have to perform regular water changes as parameters are staying in line. On a side note, my cichlids appear to have colored-up with the clay. Win/win. Will be needing more clay. Will probably need more foam for my daughter’s tank (spec-16) what do you recommend???

    • Don Chamberlain (verified owner)

      Thanks for the great review. I’m very glad to hear you seeing such improvements so quickly. Hope you have a Happy Holiday, and…
      Happy Fish Keeping,

  3. Ambull (verified owner)

    I have spent a fortune on this stuff (nearly $300) for 2 eheim 2217’s, one pro 4+ 600, and a 2260, but let me tell you, this stuff is the real deal. Reality meets the hype. Nitrate / Nitrite is ZERO using this media. Using for African cichlids. Two tanks @ 235 gallons in total. Fish keeper for 30+ years. I will be using this for the rest of my life on planet earth. Worth every penny.

    • Don Chamberlain (verified owner)

      Jeff, I started reading and thought Hoh, oh, this doesn’t sound good, but continued reading and was pleasantly surprised at the great review. I guess I shouldn’t have been surprised. I think we spoke a couple of days ago and you told me then how much you liked it. Thanks for the new order today. I didn’t put that together with this review either until I’d processed the order and then reviewed your comments. Thanks for all the great business. I hope we can continue to live up to your expectations.
      Happy Fish Keeping,

  4. NR (verified owner)

    Fast shipping, excellent communication and great price. Couldn’t be happier.
    Wonderful company.
    Thank you Don!

    • Don Chamberlain (verified owner)

      Thanks for the kind words. I hope your upgrade goes very well.
      Happy Fish Keeping,

  5. Chris (verified owner)

    Great product and even better company to do business with. Absolutely not a single complaint. Glad I could support Don at Great Wave Engineering and in tun Richard at . I know a lot of people like to complain about the price of the biohome products and many will say “do this…” or “use this, it’s just as good”. SOME of it very may be, but I also count part of the cost as a way to support great local economies and people associated with biohome. It’s not just buying filter media, it’s supporting great people that had a hand in producing and distributing a very good product. No different than paying a little more for locally raised produce, eggs, or even meat at a farmers market… or supporting a small business in your community instead of saving a few bucks on amazon (if you even save money). I just referred someone here (from a FB fishkeepers group) that said they spent $100 for a 5lb bag of biohome ultimate on amazon… literally twice the price than Great Wave… buy here and feel good about your purchase!

    • Don Chamberlain (verified owner)

      Thanks for the great review. I really appreciate it. I’m very glad you like the product and hope it serves you well for many years.
      Stay safe, and…
      Happy Fish Keeping,

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