NP-Active Pearls are a unique and natural way to keep watch over nitrate and phosphate in all aquaria. A pure, 100% natural bio-polymer with no fillers made in the USA NP-Active Pearls act as both a carbon source and medium for advisable bacteria. As the bacteria consume the NP-Pearls they remove nitrate and phosphate from the water, out-competing algae, resulting in better water quality and a healthier aquarium environment. In short, NP-Active Pearls offer a natural, easy way to remove nutrients from the culture water that would another way be available to stimulate algae growth or be discharged to the environment. NP-Active Pearls were developed to offer several advantages over other types of bio-plastics – they are pure with no fillers or chemicals, are specifically designed for use in aquatic culture systems and are tested for use in aquatic systems.
How to use: The recommend amount of NP-Active Pearls is 1/4 cup per 20 gallons of aquarium water (3ml per gal). When first the usage of NP-Active Pearls, we suggest starting with 1/3 dose or 1 ml per gal (1/4 cup per 60 gal) and over a couple of weeks increasing the amount of NP-Active Pearls in your system. The rate at which additional NP-Active Pearls want to be added varies for each aquarium because of factors such as feeding amount, fish load etc. Generally, it is best to replenish (not replace) your pearls every 6 to 9 months.
NP-Pearls active pearls never want to be replaced unless your reactor shuts-off and the pearls turn black and produce an offensive odor. NP-Active Pearls are best used in a reactor or similar device where the pearls are kept in constant motion. It important to handle sufficient water go with the flow as the bacteria do consume oxygen. We do not recommend putting them in a bag and just laying the bag in the system. If clogging occurs clean the reactors and rinse the pearls before re-starting your reactor system.
PURE – no fillers, treats more, better value. 100% PHA-based Pearls
Controls Phosphate and Nitrate
Works in ALL aquariums, protected for all fish and corals. Works in Freshwater too!