Kent Marine Nitrate Sponge is a granular zeolitic medium which works by two methods.
Place Nitrate Sponge in a large mesh (800 micron) bag on top of your wet-dry filter or in a canister filter, where water will flow through the material. It can be used as an excellent media in de-nitrators and other slow-flow applications, and is more efficient in this type usage (see below). Test nitrates regularly. Several weeks will be required to see an appreciable drop in nitrates. (Caution: nitrate testing is the most difficult of all aquarium tests, and many aquarium test kits are inaccurate for marine systems. We recommend that you use the SeaTestTM or FasTestTM test kit by Aquarium Systems® for accurate results!)
Considerations for use:
Nitrates are best brought down initially with large water changes with a low nitrate salt, such as Kent Sea Salt. Deionization or reverse osmosis filtration of tap water nitrates will also help if your tap water contains significant levels of nitrates. Each treatment of Nitrate Sponge will reduce nitrates by about 20 ppm (total nitrates) for the stated size. Not overfeeding the tank, good maintenance practices, regularly vacuuming of detritus, regular use of Kent Marine Reef Carbon, and regular changing of filter floss are critical to nitrate control and water changes are absolutely necessary! Products which contain gluconates, other sugars and heavy organic chemicals should be avoided since they will foster undesirable growth of cyanobacteria. Phosphates and silicates are also nutrients or fertilizers which, given proper lighting and other nutrients, will promote rapid growth of undesirable algae, diatoms and cyanobacteria also. Kent Marine Phosphate Sponge can be used simultaneously with the Nitrate Sponge to lower the levels of these fertilizers and help reduce growth of these unsightly nuisances.
If you have a bad nitrate problem, consider purchasing a filter housing in which to place the Nitrate Sponge. Fill this housing with aquarium water and let stand totally closed, with no water movement for 3 weeks. This will give the bacteria time to multiply and populate the Nitrate Sponge. Tap your main pressure line from your aquarium pump with small airline tubing and a small air valve. Adjust the valve to allow one drop per second to flow out of the filter back into your sump. This unit requires no feeding and therefore cannot produce deadly hydrogen sulfide gas as other systems might.
Compound feed in sticks for freshwater turtles.
Use: a pinch of food, 2.5g of food every 100g of turtle's weight, feed once or twice a day in the water or in the feeding container.
Size: Approxiately 1.2cm in length, 0.5cm in diameter
Red Oranda Goldfish (Carassius auratus)
The ryukin is a short deep-bodied fancy goldfish with a characteristic hump in the shoulder region.
Size: approx 2-3"
* Delivery service provided within Singapore Only. International Sales not applicable for all Live Stocks sold by FNM.
Spherical Phosphate-Adsorption Media for Use in All Freshwater & Marine Aquaria
Advanced adsorbent of phosphate and silicate; provides rapid results.
May be used on an on-going basis as part of a sensible nutrient-control program.
Spherical shape and porosity maximize reactive surface area; promotes reactivity and efficiency by maximizing contact time and minimizing tendency to pack and channel water, and outperforms competing non-spherical phosphate-adsorbent media.
Recommended usage is 2 g of Extrax Phos per 1 US-gallon (3.8 L) in aquarium; 600 grams will adsorb up to 20 mg/L phosphate in 300 US-gallons (1,136 L).
Does not release phosphate, silicate, or soluble compounds into aquarium system .
Safe for use in all freshwater and marine aquaria, including freshwater planted systems and reef systems.
Immediately Improves Water Quality in all Reef, Marine and Freshwater Aquaria
Immediately improves water quality in all manner of aquaria by enhancing the rate of particulate and dissolved organic material decomposition, enabling the constituents to be more effectively removed with protein skimming, activated carbon, and other means of biological and chemical filtration.
Safe for use with all fishes, invertebrates, and plants.
Particularly useful: in heavily-stocked, heavily-fed aquaria; during "hiccups" in water
quality in which the elevated concentration of organic material in the aquarium would negatively impact the health of the inhabitants.
Reacts completely; leaves no residual.
Formulated by a marine scientist.