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Biofilter Media MP2C
Biofilter Media MP2C is Designed for Ammonia and Nitrite Removal
2-inch cubes specifically designed for the high flow of koi and goldfish ponds and recirculating aquaculture systems. One cubic foot is good for 1,500 to 2,000 gallons of water.
This signifcance of vast surface area and interconnected pores.
The power of Marine Pure is the combinatin of surface area and
interconneted pores. Although other medias may have high surface area
they don't have the combination of interconnected pores that allow for
flow through the media. This combination provides an opportunity for
the biofilm to spread out and be thin.
All biofilms are made of bacteria that live grow and die. This live
cycle process is called biofilm sloughing or shedding. Biomedia that
has relatively low surface area or poor flow through will produce a
thick biofilm. Thick biofilm's produce brown floc which can cloud the
water or accumulate downstream in the filter system. The biofilm that
grows on Marine Pure spreads out...a thin biofilm. As the natural
shedding occurs it does not produce floc. Bacteria die as individuals
rather than in larger patches.
MP2C performs exceptionally well in submerged, aerated beds and shower filters.
Use in sumps, extra-large filters and shower filters.