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MarinePure BioFilter Media – Block 8x8x4

$59.99
MarinePure is designed to be a substrate for bio-filtration. MarinePure is suitable for both freshwater and saltwater (marine) environments.
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8"x8"x4" Block

MarinePure is designed to be a substrate for bio-filtration, specifically to target ammonia and nitrite removal (nitrification) and to minimize nitrates (denitrification). MarinePure is suitable for both freshwater and saltwater (marine) environments. MarinePure can be used fully submerged or in trickle/shower filters. It should not be used in moving bed filters.

MarinePure™ Blocks are designed to allow the growth of both aerobic bacteria (near the surface) and anaerobic bacteria (internal). The growth of these bacterias allow for removal of ammonia, nitrite and nitrate. For optimum anaerobic growth, place in slower flow. Excellent for skimmer riser, but can be placed anywhere in the water column. MarinePure recommends one block per 100 gallons of saltwater system.

8"x8"x4" Blocks are great for larger aquariums. Just drop them in your sump or wet/dry filter.

Features

  • Light Weight - bulk density 0.3-0.5 g/cc
  • High Surface Area - 1.3 - 1.7 square meter / g
  • Open Pore Structure - 80-90% Open Porosity
  • Chemically Inert
  • Hydrophilic - Adsorbs water and stays wet longer
  • Low Pressure Drop
  • Unaffected by ozone

Comparison

Bio-Media Comparison

Surface Area per Pack
(Volume ft2/ft3)

MarinePure Block 8x8x4 139,800
MarinePure Plate 8x8x1 139,800
MarinePure 1.5" Sphere 132,500
MarinePure GEMS  132,500
Plastic Bio-Balls  97
Sintered Glass Media 19,000 
Assorted Ceramic Media ~22,000 

Usage Recommendations

Nitrification

Recommended MarinePure amount for to eliminate ammonia and nitrite in an active filter, for a typical bio-load.

Recommended Minimum MarinePure Amounts
Tank Size GEMS Spheres Plates Blocks*
50 gal. 1 box < 1 quart < 1 plate < 1 block
100 gal. n/a 1 quart 1 plate < 1 block
250 gal. n/a 2 quarts 2 plates 1 block
500 gal. n/a 1-2 gallons 3-4 plates 1-2 blocks
2,500 gal. n/a 3-4 gallons 12 plates 4 blocks
10,000 gal. n/a n/a n/a n/a

* MarinePure's thick blocks are designed to be used in passive systems to control nitrates. If used in active systems they will eliminate ammonia and nitrites (nitrification).

Denitrification

Recommended MarinePure amount to minimize nitrates in a passive filter, for a typical bio-load.

Recommended Minimum MarinePure Amounts
Tank Size Blocks in passive location
50 gal. 1 block
100 gal. 1 block
250 gal. 2 blocks
500 gal. 3 blocks
2,500 gal. 15 blocks
10,000 gal. 60 blocks

* MarinePure's thick blocks are designed to be used in passive systems to control Nitrates (like live rock). If used in active systems they will eliminate ammonia and nitrites (nitrification).

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