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Exxodus•Nitryx is an extremely porous filtration medium designed to be used in all aquariums and aquatic systems with a pH of 7.5 or higher, for bio-filtration. It literally has the highest surface area of any filtration medium in the world, by far, yet it provides excellent flow characteristics! Each liter of Exxodus•Nitryx provides over 71,000 square feet of surface area internally for bacterial colonization, providing for nitrification (if employed aerobically) and vast amounts of anaerobic or anoxic surface area to foster denitrification, as well. One brick provides about 100,000 square feet of useable surface area for bacterial colonization.
In addition, Exxodus•Nitryx is unique in that it is doped with sulfur particles which act as an electron donor for the cultivation of large amounts of anaerobic microbes to provide for a huge denitration capacity - much larger than any other known material. It may be used as your primary or only bacterial denitration medium. It works extremely well in nano aquariums, as well as systems of all sizes. It is particularly well suited to reef systems with live rock including FOWLR systems and will not foster problems that alcohol denitrators may. Use in a canister filter, reactor, or other type of aquarium filter with SLOW water flow. Primarily designed to be submerged to foster anaerobic or anoxic conditions, but may be employed in a drip system for more nitrification.
For maximum results, should be used simultaneously with Reef BioPellet•Fuel, Reef Micro•Fuel, or Flora Viv Prolifera carbon sources as a growth accelerator and/or with BacterClean•M or F, BacterGen•M or F, or BacterGen•MD microbial cultures, as appropriate, to jump start and maintain the colonization process at elevated levels.
One Exxodus•Nitryx brick will provide denitriication for about 1,000 U.S. gallons, ( 3,800 L ) of aquarium volume. Rinse brick gently in purified tap water or aquarium water. Pre-seed the product by placing it in a plastic container, submerged in aquarium water, and adding the recommended dose for your aquarium size of the aforementioned bacterial products (BacterClean or BacterGen). Allow the product to remain in this soak for 12 to 24 hours, stirring gently occasionally or agitating the liquid by pouring out and back into the container, gently. Place the seeded Exxodus•Nitryx brick into system. The use of a pre-filtration filter floss, sponge or other mechanical pre-filtration is recommended to prevent fouling in flow through applications.
Caution: Do not fluidize or allow to abrade against moving parts. Material can wear down due to mechanical action, and produce dust and fines.
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