JBL BioNitratEx

: Trop Filter Media

: JBL

Regular price £18.99

£18.99
JBL BioNitratEx Biological filter material for the removal of nitrate Biological filter material which is degraded by bacteria to remove algae-promoting nitrate...

JBL BioNitratEx

Biological filter material for the removal of nitrate

  • Biological filter material which is degraded by bacteria to remove algae-promoting nitrate from freshwater and marine water
  • Just add filter material to internal or external filter and only refill when it has been degraded by the bacteria after approx. 6 month
  • Bacteria settle on the bio balls and form a thick biofilm. Underneath the oxygen level drops so that the bacteria there can remove oxygen from the nitrate and thus degrade it
  • Water stabilising effect: since pH decreasing acids are created during the bacterial degradation processes, the bio-balls contain acid-binding minerals to stabilise the water
  • Package contents: 100 bio balls for the nitrate breakdown in 200-300 litres aquarium water; 1 ball / 2-3 litres of water

Combatting algae naturally: 
Nitrates and phosphates are the main nutrients for algae. When one or both nutrients are withdrawn from the water, the algae stop growing! 
However, bacteria only break down nitrate under specific conditions: Only when there is no longer any oxygen, and a carbon source (a nutrient for bacteria) is available do the bacteria remove the oxygen from the nitrate, thus breaking it down. 

That’s how JBL BioNitratEx works: 
Bacteria settle on the surface of the JBL BioNitratEx bio balls within about 4 weeks and form a thick biofilm. Beneath the biofilm a low-oxygen zone forms, in which the bacteria start the denitrification process to degrade the algae-promoting nitrate (NO3). The bio balls serve as food and the nitrate serves as an oxygen supplier for the bacteria. That’s why the bio balls become smaller as time goes by (easy to check visually) and disappear completely. This takes about 6-12 months, depending on the nitrate pollution. Then you need to replace the bio balls. 

Snails: If lots of snails reach the JBL BioNitratEx balls they will eat the biofilms from the balls’ surface. As a result, oxygen will reenter the lowest bacterial layers and the bacteria will no longer need to dissolve the oxygen from the nitrate to break it down with it. If you have a lot of snails it is better to put the JBL BioNitrat Ex balls into a mesh bag to block the access for the snails. 

The difference to JBL NitratEx: 
JBL BioNitratEx works on a purely biological basis through bacterial nitrate breakdown. In contrast, JBL NitratEx is a synthetic resin which binds nitrate from the water (only freshwater!) and replaces it by harmless chloride (ion exchanger function principle). The advantage of this system is that it works quickly and you can use it to remove nitrate from the tap or well water etc.

Delivery Terms & Conditions

Free Delivery

Free standard delivery is only available on online orders of £50 or more spent in a single transaction and applies to UK deliveries only. This option must be selected at the checkout for the order to qualify for free delivery. 

If items from an order eligible for free delivery are returned resulting in the value of the goods kept falling below the free delivery threshold of £50 the value of the returned goods will be refunded minus the cost of standard postage and packaging.

Lincs Aquatics reserve the right to discontinue a free delivery promotion at any time without prior notice and/or to change the amount required for eligibility.

Please also note that the free delivery threshold is determined by the final basket value after any promotional code has been deducted.

Delivery

All in stock orders placed before 12pm will aimed to be shipped the same working day excluding pallet deliveries & unless otherwise stated. 

If your order contains an item that is out of stock or an item that needs to be ordered in for you, we will always aim to ship your order as soon as we get it in stock! We will always try to contact you if we do encounter any issues with stock for this reason your we will contact you via telephone or email to discuss. 

Once your order has been shipped, you will be notified via email. Following on from this you will receive a further email providing you with your tracking details. 

Pallet Delivery's

Pallet delivery cover all big and bulky items, for example fish tanks.If you are unsure if your item will be on a pallet email us or call us for clarification. 

Please be aware that ALL PALLET deliveries will be a curbside drop. If the items you have ordered as large or heavy we would advise that you have someone one hand to help you into the house with your goods.

All pallet delivery's will receive a call or email from one of our team, confirming delivery date. Some items may take longer to be dispatched than expected, but this will be discussed with you over the phone or in email.  

If your postcode starts with IM, GY, JE, PO, TR, BT, IV, HS, ZE, AB, KA, KW, PA & PH there is additional fees for shipping any pallet deliveries. This is a fixed rate. You will need to manually add this at the checkout. 

We cannot accept claims for damages once you have inspected, taken delivery & signed for your glass aquarium. It is therefore essential that you are satisfied that your aquarium is in good condition at the time you take delivery. If the aquarium is damaged you should contact us immediately. We will assess the damage and either arrange for replacement parts or a replacement goods. If we are notified after 48 hours of the aquarium being delivered then we will be unable to replace it.

 

Please note, next day shipping is next working day.
For Example: If you place your order on Friday, your order will be processed on the Monday and you will get it on the Tuesday. Standard delivery means you would receive the order on the Wednesday.