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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118 reviews for Biohome Ultimate Media

  1. Robert Green (verified owner)

    Another happy customer, really like the notes you get with your purchases. Lets me know they care about their buyers. Will always be ordering BioHome Ultimate for all future filters. My filters aren’t fully cycled yet, but you can clearly see the difference in quality. I know i’m gonna have just as good of an outcome as everyone else.


    • Don Chamberlain (verified owner)

      I’m glad you are having great success with the Ultimate. Hope it finishes cycling soon. Thanks for the feedback, and…
      Happy Fish Keeping,

  2. Michael Dorr

    Just wanted to pop my review in here real quick since now I’ve been using this stuff for a few months! Bought this stuff for my first canister filter to go alongside some extra filter pads and the ceramic rings + bio balls that come with the canister. Put it on the very top with the starter balls, and in no time the filter was going strong and processing the ammonia I was dosing. By the time I was done cycling, I was able to easily add in a rather large bio-load without any crashes or strain. Will definitely be getting more soon when I switch another tank over to a canister 🙂

    • Don Chamberlain (verified owner)

      Thanks for the feedback. We’re very glad to hear the Ultimate is working well for you and glad to hear you plan to use it again with your next canister. Have a great summer, and…

      Happy Fish Keeping,

  3. Rosario Rivera

    I have been using Seachem Matrix in my 150 gallon heavy stocked freshwater aquarium for awhile. Matrix is good product. But after discovering Biohome Ultimate and researching online and watching hours of video. I decided to give it a try. My guess is that it would perform at least as good as Matrix. I was wrong. My water chemistry with Matrix was good. No Ammonia, no nitrites, but I would always have around 30-40 Nitrates. Of course it goes down after water changes, but it would eventually creep up to 30-40 ppm by the end of the week. Now the surprising part, after using Ultimate Biohome, I noticed my Nitrates wouldn’t climb higher than 20 ppm. Amazing stuff. Now in all of my other filters I use Ultimate Biohome. I highly recommend this product.

    • Don Chamberlain (verified owner)

      Thanks for the review. Very interesting and gratifying results. I’m very glad the Ultimate is working well for you.
      Happy Fish Keeping,

  4. Mark L

    Waited to write my Review until I gave it a bit of time so here it is. Ordered 1 Kg of the Ultimate and some course, medium and fine foam on 1/15/18 received at door 1/18/18 WOW!!! New tank set-up for 1 week but I wanted this in my canister filter regardless if I restarted the cycle. Into the garbage went some of the junk that came with the filter (plastic balls and ceramic rings). Put 1/2 tray of that junk before my fine foam I bought to keep some bacteria if any was there. 2 full trays of Biohome so tank cycles roughly 4 weeks no fish, no chemicals besides Ammonia to feed the bacteria. I had Nitrates at 20 PPM at the spike of Nitrates for about 4 days and 0 PPM since. Already shared this information with a friend, he ordered some and the same results his Nitrate dropped. in just 1 week. I will never use another product again Biohome you got it right thank you!!! Additionally, my Cichlids say Thank you!

    • Don Chamberlain (verified owner)

      That’s great news. I’m glad it worked so well for you and thanks for recommending to your friend.

      Happy Fish Keeping,

  5. Tony Weldon (verified owner)

    After reading reviews and watching YouTube video of this filter media I decided to take the plunge and order some for my newly refurbished 60 gallon tank and my daughters 15 Fluval Flex. I purchased the recommended amount for my Sun Sun 304b and 1kg extra to throw some in the Flex for a total of 5kg. I was a bit annoyed at first that I had to sign for the media when it was delivered and I’m lucky I was home at the time, however…. After reading the message that came along with the media and the reason why I couldn’t agree more and totally appreciate and understand why.

    My tap water has a natural Nitrate of about 10 PPM and in my 60 Gallon has been running much HIGHER 80-100 than that because I re-used old substrate that probably should have been thrown out. After using BIOHOME it has dropped down to about 10-15 PPM and that is only after a month and I know it takes much longer for the proper bacteria to be fully established to fight Nitrates… so I am very happy. My only complaint is that after putting BIOHOME in my daughters 15 Gallon planted tank all of her parameters have read zero across the board after a month so her water quality is always better than mine…. lol Thank you for the great customer service and letter added documentation and letter and thank you for the great product. I could not be happier and will be buy more product soon after I saw the shower filter that I intend to buy for my next project and populate with this wonderful media!

    • Don Chamberlain (verified owner)

      Thanks for the review. Sorry about the signing, but glad you understand. I’d hate to have to explain to your daughter if someone ripped off your media.

      I’m glad to hear of your excellent results and your daughter’s even better results. I guess we know who the fish keeper in the family is!

      Happy Fish Keeping,


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