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Eheim SUBSTRAT Pro Biological Filtration Media, 5L

Eheim SUBSTRAT Pro Biological Filtration Media, 5L

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Is your aquarium filter not working? Maybe it's the filter media inside it that's not effective. To be sure, replace them with Eheim Substrat Pro Biological Filtration Media from Pet Store. Nitrite, a harmful substance, is a natural waste product of fish and other marine creatures. In order to convert this to a less harmful form, the water should go through biological filtration, which is the process where helpful bacteria break it down into nitrate. Eheim Substrat Pro Biological Filtration Media offers a relatively big surface area where beneficial bacteria can latch on and perform this operation.

The little pebble-like pieces are made of glass that is sintered to ensure strength and longevity. Sizable pores on the surface provide a comfy place for the good bacteria to settle in. These are big enough to not get filled with sand and other aquatic grime right away, leaving more room for the bacteria to do their nitrification. And because the pebbles are made of glass, they will not alter the pH levels in the water. Eheim Substrat Pro Biological Filtration Media can be used in all kinds of filter canisters. They can be washed and reused, saving you the money and effort of buying less efficient filter media. Don't settle for less. Get Eheim Substrat Pro Biological Filtration Media for your aquarium today!

EHEIM SUBSTRAT PRO 5 Liter—Biological Filter Media
A build-up of toxic nitrogenous wastes is a natural result of all aquarium inhabitant`s life processes. In nature, the body of water is large enough to dissipate or dilute these wastes. Some will even be converted into usable energy by living organisms. Within an aquarium however, without a powerful biological breakdown of these toxins, the fish literally poison themselves. This is the reason why biological filtration is the most desirable of all aquarium filtration.

This type of filtration is the purification of the aquarium water by using living organisms, such as nitrifying bacteria. These desirable bacteria will attach themselves to all hard surfaces within the aquarium system. They use the toxins as a food, converting harmful toxins such as ammonia and nitrite into less harmful nitrate. Nitrate can then be removed by performing regular water changes.

After prolonged use, mechanical and chemical filter media will act in a biological manner. They provide some surface area for bacterial colonization but this is actually very limited. In order to provide the greatest amount of surface area for bacteria colonies, filter media such as EHFISUBSTRAT or EHFILAV should be used.

SUBSTRAT PRO 5L:
Eheim`s new superior biological media that improves and optimizes the performance of Ehfisubstrat. It is for highly active water purification with intensive biological decomposition of harmful substances. For use in all canister filters. Can be used in all applications like in any filter system, extra media for wet/dry sumps and in power filter media containers. It can also be used as a replacement media for the Eheim AquaBall. It is pH & KH neutral so it does not affect the water chemistry. It has a larger pore structure to ensure optimum bacterial colonization and delays the silting-up of the pores (for much longer intervals between cleaning).




Manufacturer Info

Eheim Aquarium Supplies
Eheim is one of the most well known and respected brands in the aquarium industry. Their reputation for producing high quality equipment at affordable prices goes back decades. The brand has a loyal following due in large part to Eheim’s reputation for producing reliable, efficient products. The company develops products that recreate the natural habitats of aquatic animals on a smaller scale. In our store you’ll find a variety of Eheim water pumps, filters, filter media, powerheads and feeding tools.
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Eheim SUBSTRAT Pro Biological Filtration Media, 5L Reviews



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Posted: 7/10/2014 from WAKEFIELD, RI UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: Eheim canister filters are the top of the line; you cannot go wrong with the replacement media Eheim offers. The easiest and most effective filtration system I have yet encountered. Ten minute filter cleaning and replacement. SUPERB


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1st week!!

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Posted: 7/25/2012 from WEST MILTON, OH UNITED STATES
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Comments: Hello, just to let you know, I have only been using this proeheim for about a week. It probably isnt fair of me to give a review as of yet. The tank is a 30 gallon acrylic with at least 100 mollies all different ages and some swordtails. They procreate so frequently, that there really is way too many fish to fairly rate this product. I do think it will do better than the last eheim I bought, which I ended up tossing out for this same tank, once I thin out my "herd!!" (I will be doing this in the next two weeks. I plan to give them to a pet store to rehome them and then maybe I can give you a better review if you are still interested. Thanks for the inquiry.


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Posted: 7/25/2012
4.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: Hello, just to let you know, I have only been using this proeheim for about a week. It probably isnt fair of me to give a review as of yet. The tank is a 30 gallon acrylic with at least 100 mollies all different ages and some swordtails. They procreate so frequently, that there really is way too many fish to fairly rate this product. I do think it will do better than the last eheim I bought, which I ended up tossing out for this same tank, once I thin out my "herd!!" (I will be doing this in the next two weeks. I plan to give them to a pet store to rehome them and then maybe I can give you a better review if you are still interested. Thanks for the inquiry.


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Posted: 11/27/2010 from MERRICK, NY UNITED STATES
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Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: When I received the product my first thought was, "were's the rest" pretty small bag for such a high price. Otherwise the product is good for my Ehiem filter. The box is much bigger than the amount in it.


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Substrate Pro

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Posted: 12/19/2009 from FAYETTEVILLE, AR UNITED STATES
4.0 5
Experience Level: Expert


Comments: I have used this substrate in my Eheim wet/dry filters for several years and it works great. It's expensive but it does not wear out. I just bought some more to add to my eheim canister filter and my fluval fx5.


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Works Great...

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Posted: 11/22/2009 from Mesa, AZ UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: I use the Substrat Pro with the EHFILAV in my Cichlid tank and i have no problems what so ever :)


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Posted: 5/26/2009 from SALKUM, WA UNITED STATES
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Comments: seems to work but i don't see anything growing on it. i love my ehiem canister filters, 2236 and 2217. they are great


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Expensive and Good

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Posted: 3/4/2009 from LUTHERVILLE, MD UNITED STATES
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Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: There is no other way to say it except this is the most expensive filter media on the market. It is also by far the best and your money is well spent. Substrat-Pro allows incredibly efficient biological filtration and is ideal for people needing a large biological filtration system. If your aquarium is heavily stocked, throw this in a canister filter and you will be amazed how well this breaks down ammonia and nitrate. This will also last you a long, long time...we are at least 3 years into our first Substrat-Pro and there are no signs that are indicating it needs replacement. This is a great investment for fish health!


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Posted: 12/11/2008 from LAKE FOREST, CA UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: This is the first time I have used this product, and I am very happy with it. It is a little more expensive than some of the products I have used before, but worth it.


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Posted: 10/30/2008 from GRESHAM, OR UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Beginner


Comments: great stuff


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