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What are bio-pellets & how do they work?


  • NO3 and PO4 removal
  • No need to maintain a specific dosage or increase over time
  • No cyano or bacterial side effects
  • No risk of Overdosing
  • Simple to use…Set it and forget it.
  • Increases protein skimmer output
  • Bacteria is consumed by tank inhabitants like corals and sponges


Solid carbon dosing (bio pellets) has recently become an extremely popular method of removing nitrates from the saltwater  aquarium. Most Bio-Pellets are made primarily of a biodegradable polymer that “feed” and promote aerobic and anaerobic bacteria making it a viable carbon source to consume nutrients (NO3 and PO4) within the water column. Just like the traditional methods of dosing Vodka, vinegar or sugar as a carbon source directly to the water column to promote the reproduction of bacteria cultures in our aquarium system to consume nutrients with the common downside of unsightly, stringy bacteria throughout the system.

By utilizing a reactor filled with solid bio-pellets changes everything! Rather than staging the entire aquarium into an ecosystem of bacteria, a reactor allows us to provide those microscopic creatures with a “food dish” tucked neatly away in the stand. Now the bacteria congregate in the confined space of a reactor and continue the same life cycle as before without leaving their mess behind for us to look at.


  • Remove GFO during the initial phases of the seeding of the reactor
  • Allow 8 weeks before making adjustments to the reactor
  • Additions of bacteria supplements can help diversify the bacteria
  • Remove UV sterilizers.
  • Make sure your skimmer is running at full efficiency and the effluent of the reactor is directed towards the skimmer feed pump
  • Keep the reactor in a dark area away from light