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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26 reviews for Biohome Plus Media

  1. tommy gooch (verified owner)

    i know this sounds like bull but its not .i have a cichlid tank thats been up for two years and i have always had nitrates between 40 to 60 ppm no matter what i did . i ordered some biohome after reading all the reviews and after being in my filter for maybe three weeks my nitrates tested 0.i could not believe it this stuff is amazing

    • newfish

      Thanks for the great feedback. It’s always great to hear from someone having the expected results, although we don’t expect it to work so quickly. We’ve had a few users that just couldn’t get the nitrate to go down. I sure wish I knew why.

      Your latest order will go out tomorrow. Thanks for that, and…
      Happy Fish Keeping,

  2. Nate deniro

    My filter packed in 3 weeks ago so I bought a fx6. Used some media from my old filter to colonise the sponges etc but I has a terrible “bloom”. Was like diluted milk. I replaced my k1 in the middle draw of my fx6 with biohome plus. Popped th balls in and I swear 48 hours later my water is already clear. Prob 10% to go before it’s back to crystal. I just know that this stuff is the real deal. Never seen a single bad review. I’m going to post my complete review next month.

    • newfish

      Great to hear it cleared it up so quickly. I look forward to hearing more after you’ve used it awhile.

      Thanks for the feedback, and…
      Happy Fish Keeping,

  3. Tom W.

    I received my biohome ultimate 4 months ago from someone on ebay before I knew about GW but I feel I still should give a great big hell ya because my filter is now settled in and I literally have no nitrogenous waste that’s detectable on my api liquid test kit.My tanks is a small 29g tall with a somewhat heavy fishload and 3 plants,Crypt Lutea,Wisteria and a Ruffled Sword. I mention my plants because between them and my supercharged canister filter(zoomed Turtle Filter the water quality is clear and odor free,even my pair of german blue rams are breeding every 3 weeks! Anyway I highly advise those that are on the fence to give this filter media a try and see for yourself. I’ve tried that other media(matrix) and to me it’s a ripoff after all it’s just pumice from the ground,I can find that myself if I was so inclined,additionally matrix will have deadspots,thats a fact so save your dough!

    • newfish

      Glad you found us now. Thanks for the great review. I’m glad the media is working well for you no matter where you got it. Have a great week, and…
      Happy Fish Keeping,

  4. Creighton (verified owner)

    I’m new to the aquarium keeping hobby so some of this may be entirely off but so far I’m thoroughly impressed with this media.

    When I first got my betta we discovered very quickly that things were wrong from what our local pet store told us, ended up doing a lot of damage to him and moved him to a new tank with more water but still had to get a cycle going. I have a Top Fin 5 Gallon and to boot the water that comes out of our tap is toxically high by default. I ended up gutting the filters that come standard for the tank and stripping out the carbon, adding a layer of filter material and and filling the back reservoir with this Biohome Plus and some of the gel bacteria balls. Things were still rough because of the state of the water coming out of our tap but inside of a month the tank cycled and so far I have 0ppm in Ammonia, Nitrite, and Nitrate (plants probably).

    Greatwave was fast to respond to my questions, the shipping was fast, the personal letter offering more advice on my specific situation that came with it was great. I’m not sure I can lodge a complaint about this material and in fact in all of our other tanks I’ve stripped the factor filters for filter material and stuffed them with biohome plus and even in our little 2.5 gallon the water quality stays very stable through the week until a water change is performed simply to be thorough. This stuff houses enough bacteria that even with our high ammonia levels in our tap water it clears out the ammonias and nitrites inside of 12 hours even after a 50% water change.

    I don’t know how much of that is in the substrate vs in the media but I do know that without this media our other tanks took upwards of 2 months to cycle because of our starting water conditions. Later on when I have the money to start the planted tank project I want to do I fully intend to fill my canister/sump (haven’t decided) with Biohome.

    Also it’s disgustingly fun to watch this stuff suck up water.

    Thanks for distributing this stuff in the US for us.

    • newfish

      Thanks for the great detailed review. I’m glad Biohome was able to deal with your nasty water. Happy Fish Keeping!

  5. Mick

    I haven been using several a few different types of BioHome filter media in my filters over the last two years. There isn’t a single bad thing I can say about it. My only worry in my initial purchase was that it wouldn’t last for a long time as it is sintered glass. I am writing this review to give anyone else with similar thoughts my input. I haven’t witnessed any of my media becoming smaller or grinding down over time. It has always consistently kept my water parameters at the correct levels. I keep a very heavily populated African Cichlid tank. So if I can keep my water levels with Biohome in good standing with that many fish, I think anybody can. This is the only media I plan to use in my tanks from now on. I use Biohome with polyfill and foam inserts and that is it. No carbon, no ammonia remover, or chemicals trying to rid my tanks of Nitrates. Trust me, once you have your Biohome cycled, you will no longer need any of that. I’d be happy to answer any questions anybody may have about using this media or in relation to my experiences with using it.


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