JBL BioNitrat Ex
Biological filter material for the removal of nitrates

  • Biological removal of nitrate from the aquarium: filter material for the use in aquarium filters
  • To use: material packed in 4 filter bags, for the use in filter
  • Removes the main nutrient of algae (nitrate) from freshwater
  • Nitrate breakdown exclusively through natural, bacterial degradation, without the use of chemical additives or replacement products
  • Contents: filter material, Bio Nitrat Ex
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Product information

Clean and healthy water
Plant and food remains and metabolic substances lead to a deterioration of the quality of the water in the aquarium. Good water quality is necessary for healthy fish and plants. This can be achieved with various filters and filer materials. The filters suck in the aquarium water and remove the pollution and waste materials with the filter material from the water. With our research department and our worldwide expeditions into the habitats of the animals we continuously set new standards with our product innovations.

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Do bio-filter balls for nitrate removal have to be replaced after a while?

No, it is not necessary to replace the JBL BioNitratEx filter balls for nitrate removal. The balls are broken down by the bacteria and the carbon source they contain is used for nitrate removal. After 6 months you’ll need to refill the missing quantity (1 ball per 2-3 l water). Please do not remove the remaining balls, as they serve to inoculate the newly added balls. Please note that the balls need to be embedded in a layer of fine filter fleece so that the smallest parts of the degradation do not get into the other filter material. In marine water, the additional use of activated carbon is recommended to avoid initial cloudiness.

How does JBL BioNitrat Ex act?

JBL BioNitrat Ex acts more slowly than JBL NitratEx, with so-called denitrification by bacteria forming the basis. The material can be effective for up to 12 months.

Can I use BioNitratEx with an internal filter as well?

Yes, of course, you can also use BioNitratEx in an internal filter. We have inserts for the internal filter series that are just for this purpose.

Where did my algae come from?

Algae problems in an aquarium can never be traced to just one factor or general condition, and instead, are always the result of a combination of different factors, which include light, fertilization, water changes – specifically, how often and how much – feeding, fish population and, of course, the specific water parameters.

According to analyses that were performed over a course of a number of years, red algae, at least the common brush algae and beard algae, occur in descending order at the following parameters:

1) too little carbon dioxide (in relationship to 100 % of the measured tank); the pH level should be in the slightly acetic range, depending on the carbonate hardness, in every case.
2) elevated phosphate levels (over 90 %); phosphate limitation by means of JBL PhosEx ultra is often helpful here.
3) too little and too irregular fertilization (there should always be traces of iron at least).
4) insufficient water changes; a weekly water change of over 30 % is recommended for algae problems.
5) not enough fast-growing plants.

Blog (opinions & experiences)

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JBL TV #28 Part 4: Aquarium care is so easy! Monthly tasks.

How to care for your aquarium properly: What do you need to do every month?

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Which is the Best Filter Media?

Special filter media can also be used to target and remove any problem substances, such as nitrate or phosphate, from the aquarium water. This table gives you an outline:

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Press

11.09.2017

JBL Nitrate Remover: Simply Professional

High nitrate values mostly lead to algae problems and are thus undesirable. The new JBL filter material JBL BioNitrat Ex “NEW“ is the perfect solution:

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21.03.2013

JBL Filter Materials in a New Design

JBL offers a very comprehensive and competent program for aquarium filters with its 37 different filter materials. In order to impart the most imporant info more clearly to aquarian keepers, currently the packaging of 13 products is gradually being redesigned.

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Laboratories and calculators

Water Analysis Online Laboratory

Enter your water parameters and get an in-depth analysis of your values in a matter of seconds. You enter your water values – and we analyse! Here you have the opportunity to enter the measured water values directly into the JBL Online Laboratory. This will analyse your values and explain and submit corrective measures.
Reference guide (Themeworld)

Algae control

Here’s how to combat algae successfully and lastingly.
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Instructions

safety instructions

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