Biohome Plus Media

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Biohome Plus Media is a compact media identical to Biohome Standard except that a variety of trace minerals have been added to enhance the media’s’ability to support beneficial bacteria growth.  It is distinguished by it’s red color.

Note, these trace elements are baked right into the media. They’re not going to be releasing large volumes of minerals into your tank or pond that might adversely affect your plants or marine life. Their purpose is solely to support beneficial bacteria growth.

It is intended for internal, external, sump and overhead aquarium filters.

1 kg occupies  between 79 and 82 cu in depending on your filter size. To see how much your filter requires  click on this link: “How Much Do I Need“.

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

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

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24 reviews for Biohome Plus Media

  1. John I (verified owner)

    I purchased the Biohome Ultimate about a month ago and replaced the carbon in my canister filter. I also removed the HOB I had on the tank and around the same time added CO2 since I have a heavily planted tank and a high number of fish, shrimp and snails. I was having a problem with Nitrates being very high but since I have had the Biohome ultimate in the filter my fish seem to be really active and the water is crystal clear, but more importantly the Nitrates have come down quite a bit. I have since placed an order for a 75 gallon tank I am setting up and will be using Biohome Plus in the canister filter, ( I mistakenly order the plus instead of the ultimate). But I am fine with that knowing that the plus will do just as good of a job i’m sure, as the Ultimate. Great service from you guys. Thanks for selling such a great product.

    • Don Chamberlain

      John,
      Thanks for the great feedback. I hope the Plus works just as well for you. It should as it’s the same material with the same additives. It’s just a bit denser and has a smoother surface. Good luck with the 75 and the canister. Thanks for the orders. Stay safe, and…
      Happy Fish Keeping,
      Don

  2. Fred (verified owner)

    I’m new again to the freshwater aquarium hobby after a 30 year absence. A lot has changed. Under gravel filters amd corner box filters filled with activated charcoal and filter floss are out. HOB and canister filters with multistage filtration are in!

    I have a 36 gallon bowfront aquarium that is a bit overstocked with a very good HOB rated for a 50 gallon aquarium that just wasn’t cutting it. So, I added a canister filter rated for a 125 gallon tank and filled 1 stage with additional mechanical filtration and the other two stages with biofilter media from a very well known brand. After three months the nitrates were always between 20-40 ppm and nitrites were typically between 0.25 to 0.5mg/L, not good. Ammonia was either zero or 0.25mg/L, again, not good. I was doing weekly 25% water changes but knew I was close to a full cycle but needed something to push the full cycle over the edge to be self-sufficient.

    After scouring the internet and YouTube for filtration media I came across the PondGuru channel. Tons of information, reviews, and advice. That’s where I discovered Biohome media. After some additional research I decided I had to try it.

    After more reasearch, I found GreatWave Engineering. All versions of the media on one site, fantastic pricing with reasonable shipping! Ordered exactly what and how much I needed and it arrived quickly and very well packaged. It even came with some great instructions! After replacing half of my bio media in the canister with Biohome Plus, my ammonia dropped to a solid zero within a week. My nitrites dropped to a solid zero within about 1.5 weeks. After about 4-5 weeks I noticed the nitrates also started to read 20ppm more consistently. That convinced me enough to switch the remaining biomedia in my canister to Biohome. After the complete changeover and another six weeks, (3 months total since I first added some Biohome) my tank is now always 0-5ppm nitrates with ammonia and nitrites at ‘0’! I use the HOB primarily for water polishing now so I don’t have to disturb the canister as often by using too fine a media in it.

    The water is balanced and crystal clear, the java ferns I have on lava rocks are thriving and my fish are very happy!
    Thank you!

    • Don Chamberlain

      Fred,
      Thanks for the great review. I’m very glad to see the great results you got from the Plus. I was surprised to see the nitrates coming down so quickly. Stay safe, and…
      Happy Fish Keeping,
      Don

  3. Mike (verified owner)

    I chose the Biohome plus to use in my 37 gallon fwfo tank since I only have a Aquaclear 50 HOB filter. I thought that since it has a 3/8″ diameter I could stack more in the filter as it’s so small compared to a canister. I ordered 0.5kg and was very pleased that I received 0.6kg and Don even included the starter balls for this small order! I filled the under basket part of my AQ 50 with the old AQ ceramic media (like how pond guru does in his canisters on YouTube), and then the basket 1/3 full with filter floss on the bottom and the remaining 2/3 with Biohome plus. I had only used about 50% of the 0.5kg of Biohome at this point, so made a makeshift surface skimmer filter out of a section of rigid gravel vacuum pipe by dropping the rest of the Biohome in it and packing filter floss on top. I then attached a powerhead to the bottom of it using some tubing. I then mounted the whole thing upside down and cut slots in the top so it pulls water from the surface, down through the floss, and then through the Biohome before going through the powerhead. Works great and cost $0 since I made it from stuff I already had!

    DIY filter story aside, let me speak to this product… I have had this tank for almost 20 years and have always used floss, carbon, and AQ ceramic media I guess because I didn’t know any better. I was very apprehensive about taking the carbon out, but after doing some research on Biohome, I could see that I wouldn’t need it. Now I have been using only filter floss and Biohome for three weeks and have never seen my fish so active! The water is and has been crystal clear and the fish are extremely active now, swimming wildly at times! I am enjoying my aqaurium so much more knowing how happy the fish are!

    • Don Chamberlain

      Mike,
      Thanks for the great review. It’s great to hear how well it’s working for you. Great job with the skimmer. Perfect way to use the extra Plus.

      Continued success, and…
      Happy Fish Keeping,
      Don

  4. Ken (verified owner)

    I ordered biohome ultimate and after 3 days I could not believe how consistently clear and odorless my aquarium water has become. This product outperform my previous media. My living room smells fresh now! This bio media makes fish keeping easy. Great service.

    • Don Chamberlain

      Ken,
      It’s great to hear our media made such an improvement in such a short period of time. Thanks for feedback. Hope you have a great rest of the summer, and…
      Happy Fish Keeping,
      Don

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