Biohome Biomotion Floating Sintered Glass Filter Media - 300g
Biohome Biomotion Floating Sintered Glass Filter Media
BIO-MOTION is the latest addition to the "Biohome" brand sintered glass filter media product range. Whilst it can be used in static filters BIO-MOTION is the first specifically designed sintered glass filter media made to work in a moving bed filter.
BIO-MOTION can be easily moved by a regular aquarium air pump in a small conical style (bottle type) home made aquarium filter.
BIO-MOTION is made of sintered glass (silica) a natural surface on which beneficial bacteria can form and colonise at a much faster rate than on plastic media, normally around 21-42 DAYS compared to plastics 6-20 WEEKS. All beneficial bacteria is normally wiped out on plastic media by the use of medication, BIO-MOTION will retain some bacteria and recover from medication at speed.
The natural surface of BIO-MOTION means the bacteria do not need to form the slime layer they need to attach to plastic media therefore it runs clean and requires only gentle movement to give full water to media contact.
The surface area of BIO-MOTION is 10x greater than plastic media and with use this actually INCREASES as the outer surface wears and the inner surfaces are exposed giving a massive inner structure for the colonisation of new bacteria., this process will continue through its working life which should like other Biohome products be years but this will be entirely dependant on how it is used.
BIO-MOTION when manufactured is fired at a high temperature then a layer of very pure montmorillonite water conditioning clay is baked on the surface, this clay wears away over the first few months giving a improvment in water quality.
The clay we also sell separately for anyone wishing to continue its use.
- First sintered glass filter media to work in a moving bed filter
- 10x to 50x more surface area than conventional plastic media
- Less filter column space required
- Can be used in all types of biofilter
- Better contact with dissolved waste
- Excellent removal of nitrogenous compound
- Consistent replacement with 'new bacteria'
- Can be easily moved by regular aquarium air pump
- Provides natural surface that bacteria can form and colonise much faster as compared to plastic media
- Takes 21 to 42 days for colonies to grow as compared to 6 to 20 weeks
- Retains some bacteria which results in better filter recovery after use of medication
- Comes coated in Bioearth for excellent water conditioning
- 300g bucket
Why do I need Biomotion?
Moving bed filters are becoming the filter of choice in commercial Aquaculture for good simple reasons. In any static filter, a large percentage of the media surface (beneficial bacteria) never come into contact with the water due to how
they are stacked in the filter. Moving bed filtration, through moving vigorously by aeration, ensures 100% contact between water and media. As a result there is good contact between dissolved waste in water and the biofilm that grows on the substrate.
The air bubbles from aeration further help to provide oxygen to the bacteria, making this type of filter excellent for removing nitrogenous compounds as the interaction between the waste and the surface area of the substrates is high.
`Old’ bacteria is constantly knocked off and replaced with `new’ vigorous bacteria. The natural surface of BIOMOTION also means the bacteria do not need to form the slime layer they need to attach to plastic media therefore it runs clean and requires only gentle movement to give full water to media contact.
Plastic media was designed to be used in vast quantities and has a low surface area which simply does not scale down for successful use in hobbyist systems.
BIOMOTION can be used alone or with existing plastic media to give a huge
performance boost. With its massive surface area compared to plastic, you will require much lesser amount of media, reducing the size of the filter column required. This makes BIOMOTION used in moving bed filters, very ideal for tanks of all sizes.
Furthermore, BIOMOTION is coated with Bioearth that wears away to improve water quality. Customers can continue the use of Bioearth if they wish. BIOMOTION importantly will also stand the use of regular medications and retain some bacteria giving fast filter function recovery, all beneficial bacteria is wiped out by the use of medications on plastic media.
Take a look at " How to make an excellent moving bed filter" on youtube.
In a pond filter chamber or the sump of a large aquarium filter a larger air pump or small powerhead pump should be used to move the media.
BIO-MOTION can be used either alone or as an addition to existing plastic media to give a "massive performance boost http://youtu.be/VyJJGA8-USk