Biohome Mini Media

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Biohome Mini  Media is a smaller version of the popular Biohome Ultra Media. It is designed for use in smaller trickle tower and shower filters, as well as canister filters.

1 kg occupies about 72 cu in. To see how much your filter requires click on, “How Much Do I Need“.

It has a  extremely porous structure. The media allows both nitrifying (aerobic) and denitrifying (anaerobic) bacteria to grow on and through it’s unique structure.

Complimentary Filter Starter Balls (1/4 Bag per Kilogram) are shipped with each order. The media 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.

Biohome Mini 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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23 reviews for Biohome Mini Media

  1. George (verified owner)

    Awesome product

  2. Dean (verified owner)

    I’m just starting in the hobby and I’ve done my research before committing to anything. This product seems to be considered the best by others in the hobby so I’m going to be using it. I will say the the service is terrific, lightning quick shipping.

  3. Rita Field (verified owner)

    This product is revolutionary. Pond Guru, rocks. My fish love this stuff. I never understood the cycle till now. Always had problems with cartridges. PG taught me the right way to cycle. Throwing away cartridges, throws away your cycle. Now it is coarse, med, fine, biohome. This substrate has cut down my aquarium maintenance, my tank is clear, I have loads of beneficial bacteria. Thank You, for this product.

  4. Richard (verified owner)

    This stuff is great i will never use anything else besides this again

  5. Albert Blunden

    First time fish keeper. I am using this stuff for my Tilapia broodstock/breeder tanks. I will eventually setup an aquaponics systems with these Tilapia. I followed all of pondguru’s advice with pimping out my Aquatop CF300 filter with coarse/medium/fine mechanical filters. Initially, I loaded the remaining two trays with Seachem Matrix which is just absolute garbage (it is simply just bleached rock). I used Dr Tim’s One and Only to get the bacteria started. After 5 days in this setup, nitrites began to show up. But the ammonia definitely was not going down within 12-24 hours. After a month, the nitrites just would not go down and the ammonia was not disappearing in 12-24 hours. Unfortunately, I was in a bit of a rush since the fish had been ordered and I needed to get the tank cycled. I knew about BioHome, but didn’t know there was a US distributor. I went with Seachem Matrix. I found out later that GreatWaveEng was the US Distributor for BioHome and had a reasonable flat rate for shipping so I bought a ton of this stuff.

    Since the cycle was started with the Seachem Matrix, I didn’t want to start all over. I emptied the top tray of the Seachem Matrix and loaded it with the BioHome. I took the Seachem that I took out and put it in a bowl and placed it in the tank to complete the cycle. After a few days, the ammonia was disappearing in 12-24 hours finally! But the nitrites were not going down. Seems I had a less than ideal pH environment for the nitrobacter (nitrites>nitrates) to colonize. I lowered the pH to 7.2-ish, and in a week, the nitrites were zero ppm. At this point, my nitrates where 20-40ppm. I decided to add some feeder fish (as coal mine canaries) while I waited for the Tilapia to arrive. I also seeded the rest of the media in empty used Big Gulp cups from 7/11.

    Now here is the kicker. After putting in the feeder fish, I didn’t perform any water changes. I wanted to see if the fish could survive. Of course, they did. But……after remeasuring the nitrate levels, I could see that the nitrates had gone down as well!! Holy sheeeeesh! The holy grail of bio filtration and it took my only two months to get there (I know I got lucky here somehow). This stuff kicks all kinds of arse!

    Now that I am a little more well versed with fish keeping, I will be building my own canister filter for a connected tank system for my brookstock/breeding tanks. And the only bad thing I can say is that the quality of this product doesn’t match the great service that came from the US distributor that sold this to me. Much praise and thanks to pondguru for finding such a US distributor whose integrity in doing business is exceedingly rare these days. GreatWave Engineering is the best.

  6. Dave L (verified owner)

    Running on Eheim G90. Following PondGuru’s tips for filter/media setup.

    Bought this back in May 2014 (my records show Sept 2014 GW), now Jan 2015. Didn’t have the bio balls due to custom, but the media did mature eventually. Water is clear, fishes are healthy (was previously battling Amonia and black hair algae outbreaks) and plants are thick and green.

    No more replacing carbons and ceramics (throw ’em in the garbage!)

    Also great service from the GreatWave team! Will definitely do business again!

  7. daniel H

    I look forward to getting this media. Ordered tonight, I will have the best media in Terre haute Indiana because all you can get here is the bio ball, rings. Ect. Putting it in a xp3 , I ordered 2 kg I hope that’s enough. Love the information from pondguru on YouTube.

  8. Maurice H. Nelson (verified owner)

    Ordered this product to Stabilize my 75 Gallon Aquarium on December 31 2014, and as of today, my PH, Ammonia levels are stable and normal as of 6 Feb. 2015, will be ordering more of these along with the bio balls…even the bio-balls helped my aquarium.

  9. Victor (verified owner)

    I used the Biohome Mini Ultra Media in a Cascade 1000 canister filter for a planted tank, a pressurized Pond Boss filter for my dog’s water, lily pads and various critters, and a hang on back (HOB) Aqueon 30 filter for my shrimp tank. I did leave some old media in all three applications to seed the new Ultra Mini Media. The Pond Boss has made an amazing change in my dog’s water tank. It is now crystal clear. I even spotted some cherry shrimp in her tank that are going to make it through the winter that are staying close to the the heater. I noticed that after a couple of weeks, some of my shrimp are now carrying eggs. The addition of the Biohome Mini Ultra Media has made a chemical change in the water that has triggered them to reproduce. Biohome Mini Ultra Media is a great product. I suggest when you try it, try to maximize flow around the media to produce better results. Go to this YouTube link to see various applications of Biohome Mini Ultra Media:

  10. Nancy (verified owner)

    I first saw the Bio home media watching the Pond Guru. Finally stumbled onto a site and found out we have a place in US to buy it! I was so excited I ordered it the same day. I live in Oklahoma and was surprised how fast it arrived from California. I have 2 fluval 306’s running on my 55 gallon and 2 aqua clear 70 HOB filters. I added bio home to one tray in each of my canister filters and the next time I clean them I plan to replace old ceramic rings with the rest of the b-home. If this stuff works like I think it will I also plan to order more for both my HOB filters! I’m also hoping soon great wave will start selling all 3 filter sponges that the Pond Guru sells!! hint hint. Great service ……… great product!

    • GreatWave

      Thanks for the comment. I think you’ll be pleased with the results. Hang in there. I have several sets of Foam Filters out for evaluation. As soon as I find out if they are effective, I’ll have them on the site.
      Happy Fish Keeping,

  11. Manny (verified owner)

    had it for 2 weeks now and i see the fish are swimming alot more better and water is cleaner. i will definately buy some more but i need to find the fine filter foam first. its a good product for your fish if you set it up right.

  12. Patrick Geiser

    this is the ultimate biological filter medium..this company is the best to do with..i had a question and emailed them and had an answer the same day….I am very pleased with the product and will recommend this to every one I know….beats seachem matrix which is nothing but a bucket of rocks…they even gave me free biological balls to seed my filter….awesome company!!!!

  13. Rick Swadling (verified owner)

    Wow, shipping was fast and arrived intact, thank you and product info letters was a nice touch too! will be ordering more media for my other filters as well. ordered 500 G of mini media as a test and it filled up 2/3 of a Fluval 304 basket with three layers of Swiss Tropicals aquarium foam in 30mm, 20mm, and 10mm pore size to precede media basket.

  14. STEVEN (verified owner)

    I was actually given enough Biohome Ultra Mini to fill my two HOB’s on one of my 75 Gallon tanks, from a good friend of mine. For some reason, this tank in particular was always a headache…almost impossible to control water parameters. Did everything as I did with the others, just never really cycled the way it should have.
    Well, that was taken care of with Biohome. It was actually so amazing, the turn around of the tank…that I had to have more. Didn’t really know how much to purchase, or how GreatWave was…so I gave it a shot. I will actually need more of the product…and will not hesitate in the least to make many more purchases. Not too many companies that go out of their way for customer satisfaction these days. Well, I can tell you…from the letter thanking me, to the directions enclosed…there is none better at taking care of the customer.
    You have earned a customer for life…thanks for everything.


  15. Brandon Tumey (verified owner)

    What can I say.. Best media you can get……. period! Awesome Customer Service! Lightning fast shipping! My cichlids will love it! Thank you great wave!

  16. Stetson Schwake

    Awesome product and great customer service. Will continue ordering from these guys

  17. Eric (verified owner)

    I have used two types of the media here from this website and I’m very happy, I have it now in my 40gal and a 55gal. Both of which had a easy time taking over the bio load. Replacing all bio filter when putting in the new media, I know dumb of me but I wanted to see if it works. And it does, I had to buy more because I upgraded my canister filter to a bigger one (more room lol, also for water circulation) but on my small ehime it did great. Now I’m about to set it up on my 20 gal aqua scape tank as well. I’m very happy with how things are going no ammonia or nitrite. And my nitrate is in check as well. I checked my water daily for about a 2 weeks and it does a great job of gaining the bacteria with the bio balls provided. Now it’s been running about a month and it’s doing as promised. I’d definitely recommend and buy again. My other bio media I had that came with my filters was not keeping up with my tanks either. I still have the other stuff but don’t know what to do with all of it because of lost faith in the other stuff I won’t name brands. But I won’t buy other media for my tanks unless it is from here. Oh ya you get a nice letter to explaining things too with your media, and it is fast shipping. Thank you for having a great product and being very friendly. Look forward to have a great buying experience with greatwave.

  18. Clifford (verified owner)

    This biohome mini media is the very best media that i ever use and its a miracle when i check my water, its all zero… im so amaze and very happy.. all my fishes are very happy with the crystal clear clean water. Also thank you so much for fast shipping 🙂
    I will surely do more business with you guys.. keep up the good works im sure you will make alot of people happy with your amazing good phenomenal product and ofcourse your good customer service 🙂
    Thank you 100x very 100x much greatwave and to Don chamberlain

  19. Jacob (verified owner)

    I’ve been using this product for…. maybe six months now. everything reads zero and my tank is what many would deem overstocked. I have about 5 kg in my Fluval 306 probably a little less since I had to take some out a while back but it has eliminated my need to do big water changes every week. I do maybe a 5 to 10 gallon a week water change on my 55 gallon just for kicks and giggles and I have 24 cichlids in the tank right now. love this media and this will be the only bio media that I will use…. well unless something better comes around but this stuff would be tough to beat.
    Also best customer service ive ever had with any company of any sort!

    • newfish

      Thanks for the great review. I’m glad to hear the media is working so well. Happy Fish Keeping!

  20. Sparkles

    This is my 2nd review and nothing about this fantastic product has changed. Biohome mini media rocks. I was using this in a 55 gallon freshwater tank until Black Friday when I replaced it with a 150-gallon one. I put my old canister filtration in the new tank, but it is only rated for a 100-gallon tank so I purchased a larger one rated for 200-gallons and am running them both at opposite sides of the tank, both loaded with Biohome mini media and filtration media exactly as the Pond Guru shows in his review for setting up canister filters. I will NEVER stop using this product. Once you have gone through the initial cycle you are going to experience the best filtration for your tank, your Nitrates, Nitrites, & Ammonia all will remain at zero. (monthly water changes still required).
    All you need to do is standard tank maintenance & Biohome will provide the safest biological environment with the most crystal clear water imaginable.

    • newfish

      Thanks for the follow up review. It’s always great to hear how things are going longer term. I’m very glad to hear the Mini is rockin along. Happy New Year, and…
      Happy Fish Keeping,

  21. Jon Nash

    I got some of this through the ridiculously over priced eBay vendor before coming upon this option, anyways it took a solid 6 weeks to colonize and I had some seriously high nitrite and nitrate, ammonia never really spiked above .5 with a fish in cycle, but nitrites 2-5ppm and nitrates of ~60. Finally broke to about 1 nitrite and 20-40 nitrate, 2 days later? Flat Zero across the board. Stressful but when it got up to par boy did it ever do the trick!

    I have a single Penn-Plax cascade 1000 canister with the ceramic rings below, bottom most tray with the eggcrate style pond filter foam by coarseness, and the two top trays packed to the brim with mini ultra!

    I plan to add a second cascade in the near future and I will be splitting 1 tray into the second filter and nearly doubling the media.

    Morning after the cycle completed I have an Ich outbreak, well only one fish showing thus far but it’s obviously in the tank. So I cranked temp and we’ll see what happens! But it’s in my media! 🙁

    Fish were stressed from cycling and my tap water and tank is solid 8.2ph, with tetras and a dwarf gourami.

    Only one long fin black skirt tetra had the spots this morning but still stressful to leave and go to Work not knowing!

    • newfish

      Thanks for taking the time to provide such detailed feedback. Glad to hear the Mini finally came through and glad you found us. Best of luck with the ich.
      Happy Fish Keeping,

  22. Enkhee

    Bought this media and hoping that get result i want ! , after 2 weeks my water is crystal clear . Very satisfied with it. Strongly recommend to everyone in the hobby.

    • newfish

      Thanks for the feedback. Glad you got results so fast.
      Happy Fish Keeping!

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