- cyano outbreaks
- frag tank
Spyglass medium size
I bought a spyglass to run biopellets. I'm completely new to biopellets and as such, emailed/called Avast to help me figure it out. They were very on top of customer service! Never felt like I was neglected. I've only had the spyglass for about a week, so time will tell. But I went with the sicce 1.0 on their recommendation, I'm wondering if I should've gone with the 0.5. The bigger pump is really throwing the biopellets around, but I only started with 3/4 cup. after reading about their use I'm going slow. So far the spyglass is great, and I would very much recommend it.
This is my first time using it. I was using all in one before, that stuff is way too effective. Kept nutrients too low thus a lot cyano outbreaks. This new stuff is in there now and I like seeing how light it is and it dances in the container. I have a 125g tank. New frag tank. No fish. Still setting up. Fish will go in Wednesday. So I am confident this is the more natural and effective middle path to go.
Metabolix Premium Biopellets
Exactly as expected… shipping was fast...
I’ve been using biopellets since the beginning of my setup - about 4 years - and I’ve tried quite a few different brands. These are by far one of the best! Prior to buying these, I was planning on ridding my system of them to see if they were necessary, and therefore allowed about 90% of my pellets to deplete without re-filling. However, my nitrates climbed to almost 50 ppm so I quickly turned to try Avast as I’ve been really happy with their other products, had been wanting to try their biopellets. Within 2 weeks of running these, my nitrates have reduced to 30 ppm. In my experience, it usually takes between 4-8 weeks to start seeing results, but these biopellets have already started to improve my system. I would recommend for anyone to at least give these a try. I’m completely satisfied with them so far.