Get a dose of reverse osmosis everyday when you use the Eheim Substrat Pro Biological Filtration Media from Pet Store
to help you maintain a cleaner environment for your fish. This product works well with your protein skimmers when you are using heavy-duty tanks. However, if you are content with a smaller aquarium, and you don't want to spend energy and electricity to keep it clean, then you should just stick with this liquid solution.
With the Eheim Substrat Pro Biological Filtration Media, you are actually fighting bacteria with bacteria. This product is actually filled with live culture that will hunt for harmful microorganisms and devour them. It is easy to use. All you have to do is pour a small amount of the substance on your aquarium everyday. You should consult the packaging of the product to determine the right dosage, depending on the quantity of water in the tank. By introducing more beneficial bacteria into your water, those that cause illnesses will gradually disappear. Best of all, your carnivorous pets will find the remains of these organisms quite tasty.
Your aquatic inhabitants
will enjoy a cleaner aquarium without the disturbance that filtration devices could induce with the Eheim Substrat Pro Biological Filtration Media. Plus, your bottom feeders will get a nice snack out of it.
SUBSTRAT PRO 1L:
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 colonisation and delays the silting-up of the pores (for much longer intervals between cleaning).
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.