METABOLIX DP9002 BIOPELLETS:
FILTRATION IS THE GLOBAL EXCLUSIVE DISTRIBUTOR FOR THE ORIGINAL
METABOLIX BIO PELLETS MADE FROM PURE HIGH QUALITY PHA. SEE THE PRESS
RELEASE HERE: https://globenewswire.com/news-release/2015/10/15/776491/0/en/Metabolix-Signs-Global-Exclusive-Distribution-Agreement-With-Kolar-Filtration.html
FILTRATION MANUFACTURES THE PATENTED PELLETS FROM THE PHA OURSELVES,
ADHERING TO VERY STRICT QUALITY AND PURITY STANDARDS, CREATING THE PLUMP
ROUND PEARL SHAPED PELLETS THAT HAVE BEEN PROVEN TO FLUIDIZE THE BEST,
WITH MINIMAL FLOATING OR CLUMPING.
Recirculating reactors have become very popular and effective at
controlling the power of the Bio Pellets, by controlling the flow
through the reactor directly into protein skimmer, you can allow trace
levels of nitrates to remain, potentially helping the colors of SPS
corals and others, while tumbling the pellets strongly within the
reactor at any flow rate, eliminating clumping, bio film, or break in
problems. Simply increase flow through to reduce nitrates to desired
� 1) Standard dose for new or exceptionally low nutrient tanks is 180g. or approximately 1 cup, per 50 gallons
in a fluidized reactor. For aquariums with measurable nitrates, 1/2 to
even 1/4 starting dose is recommended for first 3-4 weeks, increasing
weekly thereafter. Once system is established, overdose is not
� 2) Add or replace Bio Pellets as needed to keep reactor full. Pro tip: do not let pellets dissolve to below 1/2 the original amount or you may notice reduced effectiveness.
� 3) For best results, water exiting Bio Pellet should flow directly into a quality protein skimmer intake. Pro
tip: Remove all sponges before and after media in reactors and replace
with plastic mesh to prevent clogging. Add small check valve to pump
side of water line/keep return line submerged, to prevent back siphoning
into pump in a power cut.
� 4) Rinse and soak new media,
in D.I. or tank water for up to 24 hours to prevent floating. If
reactor gets clogged, dump contents into 5-gallon bucket with tank
water, stir and poor off debris. Media can then be returned to reactor
in part or whole. Keep pellets moving within reactor to prevent
clumping or clogging. Pro-tip: Tiny air bubbles can stick
to new pellets, causing them to float initially, watch for floating
pellets against top screen after new media is placed in reactor, gently
tap on reactor, or stop and restart the pump, to get Pellets to fluidize
and prevent clogging.
� 5) Keep significant aeration in aquarium system, especially at night
during first 3-4-week cycle period. Use Protein skimmer, aggressive
surface agitation, and/or air bubbles, to keep O2 levels up and allow
for CO2 removal.
� 6) Aquariums with measurable Nitrates above 20-40ppm, Monitor and watch for reduced PH,
buffer to increase PH if necessary. Many bacterial additives are
available to help prevent initial bacterial blooms. Watch for initial cloudiness
during first 4 weeks, indicating a bacterial bloom. If substantial
cloudiness occurs, reduce quantity of pellets by 1/2 and do water
change. Recirculating reactors with efficient protein skimmers, reduce
or eliminate these potential problems!