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    New SWC Extreme NP Bio Media

    SWC is joining in on the carbon based biopellet rush with their new SWC Extreme NP Bio Media. Like the many other new biopellets that are already, or will soon be, on the market, the SWC Bio Media is a biodegradable substrate which provides a carbon based ‘food’ to grow nitrate and phosphate reducing bacteria. […]

    SWC NP Biopellets Media

    SWC is joining in on the carbon based biopellet rush with their new SWC Extreme NP Bio Media. Like the many other new biopellets that are already, or will soon be, on the market, the SWC Bio Media is a biodegradable substrate which provides a carbon based ‘food’ to grow nitrate and phosphate reducing bacteria. Think Vodka or VSV, but in a solid form.

    SWC is adamant to point out that these pellets are not PCL–infact they state in the product description, “does not contain harmful PCL resins”. They also throw in a “Not Manufatured in China as some other inferior products are.” Ouch. From what we hear, SWC plans to make their Extreme NP Bio the most inexpensive biopellet media to date…. and the pricing wars begin.

    SWC Xtreme NP Reduction Bio Media is the most effective filtration used for the control of nitrates and phosphates within the aquarium ecosystem, while also providing a continuous bacterial food source for the health and well being of the aquarium ecosystem. SWC Xtreme NP Reduction Bio Media is best utilized with SWC Xtreme NP Reduction Reactors. These reactors are designed with SWC Xtreme NP Reduction Bio Media in mind. Media should be kept fluidized for optimum results. The SWC Xtreme NP Reduction Bio Media cannot be overdosed. However if your aquarium ecosystem is high in nutrients, you may experience a brief bacterial bloom. This will give your aquarium water a white cloudy appearance. If this occurs monitor and maintain an appropriate pH level. For optimum results utilize the following amount of SWC Xtreme NP Reduction Bio Media 250ml per 50 gallons/500ml per 100 gallons/1000ml per 200 gallons. Dosage may be increased depending on your unique bio load requirements.

    The first step to enhancing a healthy aquarium ecosystem begins with pre soaking the SWC Xtreme NP Reduction Bio Media in Reverse osmosis water for 24 hours. Then introduce 50% of the recommended dosage of the SWC Xtreme NP Reduction Bio Media into a SWC NP Reduction Reactor and introducing the remaining 50% of the recommended dosage to the SWC NP Reduction Reactor after a 1 week period. Make sure you are utilizing a powerful protein skimmer to prevent oxygen depletion. The use of the appropriately sized model of SWC Xtreme Protein Skimmer will help improve your ability to maintain optimal oxygen levels. Direct the output of the SWC Xtreme NP Reduction Reactor towards the input of the SWC Xtreme Protein Skimmer. SWC Xtreme NP Reduction Bio Media may need to be replenished as the bio media are consumed by the NP Reduction process. This will need to be addressed at approximately the 8-12 month period of time, depending on your unique bio load.

    IMPORTANT: Maintain a high enough water flow through the SWC Xtreme NP Reduction Reactor to maintain a fluidized column. Too slow of a flow and you may produce a toxic hydrogen sulfide gas. This is detrimental to your aquarium ecosystem. Using a UV Sterilizer or Ozone Generator will slow the growth of bacteria in the reactor and increase the cycling time of the SWC Xtreme NP Reduction Bio Media. SWC Xtreme NP Reduction Bio Media is ecologically friendly and is totally bio degradable. Does not contain harmful PCL resins

    Not Manufatured in China as some other inferior products are.

    7 Comments

    1. psionicdragon
      May 26, 2010 at 4:29 AM | Permalink

      Kind of funny they are talking trash on a product that is FDA approved. Their product must come from India or Thailand…

    2. Tom Cutler
      May 26, 2010 at 10:57 PM | Permalink

      Unfortunately FDA approval means nothing… plenty of FDA approved crap gets recalled due to death and serious illness issues, spend 30 mins googling for the proof if you like.

    3. psionicdragon
      May 27, 2010 at 12:29 AM | Permalink

      The FDA does mean something. There are at least some kind of standard of testing done before it gets approved. Nothing is fool proof, but at least the approval shows that a test or multiple test was done instead of saying the item is a miracle cure. Also, PCL has been used in the medical field for awhile.

      To me, that statement by the company seems to be making an accusation and seems like that company's tactic is a bit shady by trying to slander something and insulting another product base on ethnic origin. Its borderline racist. I would like to see where the company is backing up their claim as toxic.

    4. psionicdragon
      May 27, 2010 at 12:30 AM | Permalink

      Bah, hit reply too fast.

      FDA is similar to the ISO, UL, etc.

    5. psionicdragon
      May 27, 2010 at 12:35 AM | Permalink

      http://web.mit.edu/course/10/10.569/www/ikadaPE

    6. Kelly
      May 28, 2010 at 11:48 PM | Permalink

      A variety of drugs have been encapsulated within PCL beads for controlled release and targeted drug delivery which have been peer reviewed[1]

      The major impurities in the medical grade are toluene (<890 ppm, usually about 100 ppm) and tin (<200ppm).

      From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
      Jump to:navigation, search
      Toluene

      Other names[hide]phenylmethane
      methylbenzene
      toluol
      Anisen
      Identifiers
      CAS number 108-88-3 Y
      ChemSpider 1108
      RTECS number XS5250000
      SMILES [show]
      Cc1ccccc1
      Properties
      Molecular formula C7H8 or C6H5CH3
      Molar mass 92.14 g/mol
      Appearance colorless liquid
      Density 0.8669 g/mL
      Melting point ?93 °C

      Boiling point 110.6 °C

      Solubility in water 0.47 g/l (20–25°C)
      Viscosity 0.590 cP at 20°C
      Structure
      Dipole moment 0.36 D
      Hazards
      MSDS External MSDS
      R-phrases R11, R38, R48/20, R63, R65, R67
      S-phrases (S2), S36/37, S29, S46, S62
      NFPA 704 320
      Flash point 4 °C (39 °F)
      Threshold Limit Value 50 ml·m?3, 190 mg·m?3
      Related compounds
      Related aromatic hydrocarbons benzene
      xylene
      naphthalene
      Related compounds methylcyclohexane
      Supplementary data page
      Structure and
      properties n, ?r, etc.
      Thermodynamic
      data Phase behaviour
      Solid, liquid, gas
      Spectral data UV, IR, NMR, MS
      Y (what is this?) (verify)
      Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C, 100 kPa)
      Infobox references
      Toluene, formerly known as toluol, is a clear, water-insoluble liquid with the typical smell of paint thinners. Chemically it is a mono-substituted benzene derivative, i.e. one in which a single hydrogen atom from the benzene molecule has been replaced by a univalent group, in this case CH3.

      It is an aromatic hydrocarbon that is widely used as an industrial feedstock and as a solvent. Like other solvents, toluene is sometimes also abused as an inhalant drug for its intoxicating properties; however, this causes severe neurological harm.[1][2]

      I would not want my fish swimming in this.

    7. Kelly
      May 28, 2010 at 6:48 PM | Permalink

      A variety of drugs have been encapsulated within PCL beads for controlled release and targeted drug delivery which have been peer reviewed[1]

      The major impurities in the medical grade are toluene (<890 ppm, usually about 100 ppm) and tin (<200ppm).

      From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
      Jump to:navigation, search
      Toluene

      Other names[hide]phenylmethane
      methylbenzene
      toluol
      Anisen
      Identifiers
      CAS number 108-88-3 Y
      ChemSpider 1108
      RTECS number XS5250000
      SMILES [show]
      Cc1ccccc1
      Properties
      Molecular formula C7H8 or C6H5CH3
      Molar mass 92.14 g/mol
      Appearance colorless liquid
      Density 0.8669 g/mL
      Melting point ?93 °C

      Boiling point 110.6 °C

      Solubility in water 0.47 g/l (20–25°C)
      Viscosity 0.590 cP at 20°C
      Structure
      Dipole moment 0.36 D
      Hazards
      MSDS External MSDS
      R-phrases R11, R38, R48/20, R63, R65, R67
      S-phrases (S2), S36/37, S29, S46, S62
      NFPA 704 320
      Flash point 4 °C (39 °F)
      Threshold Limit Value 50 ml·m?3, 190 mg·m?3
      Related compounds
      Related aromatic hydrocarbons benzene
      xylene
      naphthalene
      Related compounds methylcyclohexane
      Supplementary data page
      Structure and
      properties n, ?r, etc.
      Thermodynamic
      data Phase behaviour
      Solid, liquid, gas
      Spectral data UV, IR, NMR, MS
      Y (what is this?) (verify)
      Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C, 100 kPa)
      Infobox references
      Toluene, formerly known as toluol, is a clear, water-insoluble liquid with the typical smell of paint thinners. Chemically it is a mono-substituted benzene derivative, i.e. one in which a single hydrogen atom from the benzene molecule has been replaced by a univalent group, in this case CH3.

      It is an aromatic hydrocarbon that is widely used as an industrial feedstock and as a solvent. Like other solvents, toluene is sometimes also abused as an inhalant drug for its intoxicating properties; however, this causes severe neurological harm.[1][2]

      I would not want my fish swimming in this.

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