Aqua One CeramiSub - Ceramic Substrate 375g
How does Aqua One CeramiSub work?
Ceramic Substrate is highly porous and provide the ideal environment for beneficial bacteria to grow on. Bacteria are necessary in the filtration process and the Ceramic Substrate acts as a Mechanical/Biological filter. Large waste particles naturally created by excess food and faecal matter in your aquarium are caught and ingested by the bacteria therefore removing and reducing the potential toxicity of the waste.
Why is it important to remove large waste particles from your aquarium?
The biological cycle of your aquarium creates a process where excess food, faecal matter and urea, results in the natural generation of Ammonia (NH4). Ammonia in high concentrations becomes lethal to aquatic animals and can also affect other water quality parameters such as pH and oxygen. Aqua One CeramiSub greatly reduces the risk of Ammonia toxicity and the effects of unstable water quality when introduced into your filtration.
How often should I use Ceramic Substrate?
Ceramic Substrate should be used as a permanent filter media providing long life and very little maintenance.
Should I clean the Ceramic Substrate?
Ceramic Substrate provides surface area for the Beneficial Bacteria essential to the filtration process. Bacteria colonies are extremely fragile and therefore the rule used is to disturb them as little as possible. Occasionally you will need to rinse the excess waste from the Substrate. This should be done in a bucket using aquarium water only. This will maintain the health of the bacteria living on the Substrate and ensures that the filtration process continues.
Set Up Instructions
Aqua One CeramiSub should be rinsed in aquarium water before you place it in your filter. Simply remove a small amount of water from your aquarium, rinse the Substrate and place it in your filter. Bacteria colonies take time to develop, usually 3-4 weeks and it is during this period that water quality parameters such as Ammonia and pH should be monitored closely. For existing aquariums, it is recommended that you introduce the Substrate with existing Biological media; this will help to ensure bacteria growth on the new Substrate. For new aquariums, it is recommended that you only lightly stock with aquatic animals during the 3-4 week bacteria colonisation period.