BIO-Cubes are made from 100% biologically degradable polymers that effectively remove both nitrates and phosphates from both marine and freshwater systems. BIO-Cubes have a very high surface area and contains 400% more carbohydrates than any other brand, making it the best product of it’s kind in the world. Independent testing in real world scenarios, have proven BIO-Cubes to far outperform all other competing products. No other product of it’s kind can compare with the explosive performance that BIO-Cubes can offer. BIO-Cubes are very versatile and can be used in filter bags and fluidized reactors. BIO-Cubes require no maintenance and require no feeding dosages making it the easiest and most convenient nitrate and phosphate removing product on the market. Nitra-Guard BIO-Cubes comes with a free filter bag with every jar.
Bacteria consume the high carbohydrate source found in the BIO-Cubes and form a biomass that absorbs nitrates and phosphates from the water in the aquarium. This biomass is then skimmed out with a protein skimmer or is consumed as a food source by corals and clams.
When culturing bacteria, two of the most important factors that will determine the size of the colony are surface area and food source. BIO-Cubes look like small open celled sponges giving the product a massive surface area. BIO-Cubes also has 400% more biologically available, insoluble polymer carbohydrates than any other product in the world. These 2 factors create conditions that are perfect for culturing and sustaining large bacteria colonies required to effectively remove phosphate and nitrate from aquariums. It is these 2 factors that have made Nitra-Guard BIO-Cubes the world’s best carbohydrate based nitrate removing media. Independent tests that were performed in real world scenarios revealed that BIO-Cubes had the ability to reduce nitrate levels from 60ppm to below 5ppm in 2 weeks while competing products claim to only start working after 2 weeks!
The world's fastest and most effective carbohydrate based nitrate remover
More economical and effective than any other product of it's kind in the world... nothing can compare!
Reduces 50ppm Nitrate to 0ppm within 3 weeks in Freshwater and Seawater systems
Easy and convenient to use, no daily feedings or dosings, just add as directed and enjoy 4-12 months Nitrate free water!
100% natural, biological Nitrate removal
No effect on pH or alkalinity
MASSIVELY reduces water changes
250ml jar treats approximately 20-60 gallons
If you phosphate levels are very low (less than 2% of total nitrate) use Nitra-Guard BIO-Cubes TITANIUM.
The amount required will depend on stocking densities and amount of food added to the aquarium. For heavily stocked tanks, use 3ml to every liter of aquarium water and for aquariums with lighter stock loads, add 1ml to every liter of aquarium water. For best results, use Nitra-Guard BIO-Cubes in a denitrator reactor and commission the denitrator as specified by the manufacturer. If the BIO-Cubes are to be used in a filter bag or reactor, place them near the protein skimmer to assist in removing the nitrate and phosphate rich biomass faster. After 1 to 2 weeks, the bacteria colonies will become prolific enough to start lowering nitrate levels in your aquarium. If nitrate and phosphate levels in your aquarium are high, some cloudiness may occur which clears in a few days. Soak BIO-Cubes in freshwater for 24hrs before use.
Alkaline Buffer is a non-phosphate buffer designed to raise pH and alkalinity (KH) and buffer with Acid Buffer.
These buffers are designed for the planted aquarium or for very hard water where phosphate buffers may pose an algae or cloudiness problem. Alkaline Buffer raises pH and buffers between 7.2 and 8.5. It is gentle, safe, and enhances the freshwater environment.
What distinguishes Alkaline Buffer from other buffers is that it does not contain phosphates. This makes it ideal for the planted aquarium, where excess phosphate could contribute to undesirable algae growth.
Equilibrium is specifically designed to establish the ideal mineral content for the planted aquarium.
Equilibrium contains no sodium or chloride (which can be detrimental to a planted aquarium at elevated levels). Equilibrium is ideally suited for use with RO (reverse osmosis) or DI (deionized) water or any mineral deficient water. Equilibrium raises the essential mineral/electrolyte content (General Hardness) of the water to balance with and promote stability of the carbonate hardness. To maintain KH, we recommend Alkaline Buffer.
Unlike competing products, Equilibrium contains NO SODIUM CHLORIDE. Both sodium and chloride are not rapidly depleted elements in a planted aquarium, and, in the case of chloride, can do more harm than good. Competitors' products generally contain primarily sodium chloride (because it is inexpensive), which will raise the electrolyte levels for fish, but can be detrimental to plant growth. In addition, sodium is not a contributing cation to GH levels. Equilibrium contains only calcium, magnesium, and potassium salts, which aid in fish metabolism, but are also highly beneficial to plant growth.
Directions: To raise mineral content/general hardness (GH) by 1 meq/L (3 dH), add 16 g (1 tablespoon) for every 80 L (20 gallons*) when setting up an aquarium or when making water changes (add to new water). Equilibrium can be added straight, although for optimum solubility we recommend mixing with ~ 1 L (1 qt.) of water (the resulting mixture will have a white opaque appearance). When this mixture is added to the aquarium it will impart a slight haze that should clear within 15-30 minutes. HINTS: Do not use Equilibrium when replacing evaporated water. This dose is based on DI or RO water; for other water, measure hardness (GH) first, then add according to need. Plant preferences vary, but a general guide is about 1-2 meq/L (3-6 dH) or match the existing or target carbonate hardness (KH), which, ideally, is also about 1-2 meq/L (3-6 dKH).
Pre-portoined carbon in a convenient bag - ready to go and great for small systems!
MatrixCarbon is a truly unique activated carbon, bead shaped for optimal hydrodynamics. This provides maximum water flow and contact with a high density of adsorptive sites without the compacting common to granular activated carbon.
MatrixCarbon has a very low ash content as indicated by its minimal impact on pH. Even when added to distilled water, it does not raise pH above 7.0.
While all carbons contain phosphate, regardless of false claims to the contrary, MatrixCarbon has the lowest leachable phosphate content of all major carbon brands tested.
It out-performs other best grade carbons by at least two-fold when compared for total capacity to remove aquarium organic matter, rate of adsorbtion, and duration of use. 100 mL will easily treat 40 gallons.
Filters, skimmers and biological know-how are used in sea water aquariums; natural conditions are obtained, provided that there is a balance between the input and removal of food and additives. The combination of equipment and know-how results in the fact that pollutants discharged into the water by some organisms (e.g. fish) are either utilized by other species (e.g. corals, small organisms) or removed by means of technical equipment (e.g. filters, skimmers).
Water change with Comline Reefpack 250: Until now, the "usual water change" could not be avoided in aquarium practice due to the high water pollution. Now, the universal and efficient filtering system Reefpack 250 reduces water changes to a minimum while maintaining the aquarium parameters at a very constant level.
The Comline Reefpack 250 features an optimum combination of technical filter components for seawater biotopes. It is designed to enable operating sensitive seawater aquariums from 60 to 250 litres (15 to 65 USgal.) at close-to-nature conditions.
The Comline Nano Reefpack 250 in detail:
Mechanical and chemical filtration with Comline filter 3162, refillable with any type of filter medium.
Surface intake for removal of bacteria film, ground intake for heavy particles and sediments.
Loop current in aquarium by energy saving pump with variable performance from 250 to 850l/h (70 to 250 US gal./h).
Skimming with Comline DOC Skimmer 9004, surface intake and high performance.
Storage tank 5002.10 with a volume of 13 litres (3.4 USgal.), serves as reservoir for refill water.
Energy consumption of only 8.5W for all components, 230V/50Hz (115V/60Hz).
Supplied ready for installation, including patented Magnet Holder up to a pane thickness of 12mm (0.47 in.), storage tank and filter cotton.
Dimensions including skimmer cup: L 180 x W 110 x H 305mm (L 7.1 x W 4.3 x H 12 in.).
The way we design and equip our aquariums today is constantly changing. The new Tunze LED is our response to this ongoing trend. It is an impressive example of how pump and lighting technology can be transformed into a form of art. The purpose of our technology is to create better lighting and energy conditions and at the same time give every aquarium the opportunity to take full advantage of state-of-the-art technology.
The new Tunze LED is the engineered combination of impressive luminance and a compact design, which has been innovatively teamed up with a flexible attachment option in the form of a magnet holder. It performs its duties with a safety extra-low voltage of only 11V and it is completely waterproof. The utilized Elite-LEDs guarantee very low luminance losses and a long service life. The well-thought-out attachments can be adjusted to your individual lighting desires for every aquarium and therefore open up completely new and highly aesthetic installation options.
In combination with the new TUNZE Multicontroller 7097, up to four separate TUNZE LED can be controlled in terms of color and luminescence in order to simulate very natural daylight cycles.
The Advantages of a Tunze LED:
Fully corrosion-resistant plastic construction, completely passively cooled without noisy or failure-prone fans.
Fully waterproof (IP 68) sealed with resin, and mountable close to the water surface in order to reduce the luminance loss.
Compact design which can be positioned at any point.
Highly flexible mounting with a magnet holder
High degree of safety through 11V DC operation, cable length: 2.5 m (98.42 in.).
Low operating costs and a high efficiency through 62 energy-efficient Elite-LEDs, white LEDs with up to 130 lm/W.
Long service life due to a low operating temperature and perfect heat distribution.
Optimal light distribution, ideally suited as the main lighting source for a nano-aquarium or supplement lighting for larger aquariums.
Light color and intensity are controllable time-dependent with the new Tunze Multicontroller 7097 (not included).
No problems in case of power failure: The optional safety connector permits a normal operation with the TUNZE power supply unit, but in case of a power failure it will automatically switch over to a battery or a DC source.
Thanks to its small housing dimensions, combinations of multiple lamps are easily possible. The light output is multiplied, if the lights are mounted in close proximity.
Lamp without bracket: L 305mm x B 25mm x H 17mm (L 12.00 in. x W 0.98 in. x H 0.66 in.), vertical mounting with holder L 320mm x B 50mm x H 50mm (L 12.59 in. x W 1.96 in. x H 1.96 in.), parallel mounting with holder L 46mm x B 305mm x H 50mm (L 1.81 in. x W 12.00 in. x H 1.96 in.).
The Tunze Blue LED 8830.000 is suitable for use as an extra lighting for aquariums up to approx. 300 liters (80 USgal.).
It is equipped with 62 blue LEDs (470nm), 8 W overall power consumption, including magnet holder for a glass thickness of up to 15 mm (1/2").
11W overall power consumption, including magnet holder for a glass thickness of up to 12 mm (3/8").