The BH is filter medla made from mineral stones (that emit far-infrared ray) and ailica after undergoing high temperature treatment. It encourages the rapld growth of large colonies of beneficial bacteria which helps to improve the water quality by removing toxic substances present in the aquarium water.
The BH is 10 times more effective than normal filter media in cultivating beneficial bacteria as the high porosity of the material offers a greater surface area for the aerobic and anaerobic bacteria to colonize. These bacteria are necessary for the breaking down of Nitrate and Ammonia in biological filtration.
The emissive scale of the BH's far infrared ray is above 0.92 and the wavelength is 4-14 microns. These properties enable the BH to break down the hydrogen bond of water molecules, revitalize and increase the oxygen in the water. This will in turn encourage the growth of aquatic plants and fishes, boosting their immunity against diseases.
Hey there, although i appreciate the construction and porosity of this media, and recognize that it would make a good home to nitrifing bacteria based on those two things... i often question its claims.
One being the idea of the far infrayed rays.
The other being the ability to reduce nitrates.
The bacteria responsible for reduceing nitrates is anaerobic bacteria. Thiey does this by a reductive process. The oxygen from the nitrate molecules is used by anaerobic bacteria to convert it to nitrogen gas, which is released back into the atmosphere.
This will only happen if there is a place in your system with a very low oxygen level that will allow anaerobic bacteria to exist in sufficient quantities to handle the waste that is being produced by your stock.
That is exactly what happens in a nitrate reactor....
So, this makes all makes sence until we throw in the idea that this bacteria house contains far infrayed rays. "These properties enable the BH to break down the hydrogen bond of water molecules, revitalize and increase the oxygen in the water."
If this is the case, then this is not a low oxygen enviroment. Meaning the break down of nitrate will not occur.
Or did i read that wrong?
Not bashing this product, id actually love to get some, but i feel like i would be paying top dollar for "far infrayed rays" (which to me, is simply an invisible wave length of the suns spectrum) and it does nothing for me.