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    Biopolymers: PCL, Instant Ocean Nitrate Reducer & Tetra GmbH’s Patent

    Instant Ocean’s recently introduced Natural Nitrate Reducer is one of the new biopolymer products on the market aimed at reducing nutrient levels in your aquarium. The product has a gooey consistency filled with small plastic beads–I can only guess what the liquid portion of the product is, but we can say with fair certainty the […]

    NP Bio Pellets, A New Carbon Dosing Method

    Our newest sponsor Aquarium Specialty has joined the GBD team with bang. This past week they announced that they are now the exclusive North American distributor of Reef Interests’ NP Bio Pellets. Some may remember we shared this innovative new carbon dosing method with you back in August, since that time interest in this pelletized carbon […]

    Solid Carbon Source Grows NO3 and PO4 Reducing Bacteria

    With the onslaught of the organic carbon source craze, new ideas have been discussed and are now being developed. The solid carbon source idea is one of these. Jean Paul of Reef Interests in the Netherlands that has made this into a practical reality with his NP Biopellets–a bio degradable polymer / organic carbon source media. […]

    Coral Mucus, The Unappreciated Slime of Saltwater

    A 2004 study published in the journal Nature has recently gained my attention, thanks to GBD contributor Tetsuo Otake. It isn’t anything radically new, but for a geek like myself I found the omission from my reading files appalling–because it’s quite a good read! The article, Coral mucus functions as an energy carrier and particle trap in […]

    Eco-Friendly Glass Zeolite Reactor

    In light of Earth Day, I thought I’d share a recent zeolite reactor “project” that happens to be eco-friendly, recyclable, sanitizable and reusable. Yes I used glass. Acrylic has some terrific qualities, but incase the name of the site didn’t tip you off already– I am just not a fan. It scratches easy and in […]