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Genesis Rock with Booster
The Polyp Lab Genesis Rock is a unique man made ceramic fired at 600+ degrees that provides over 23,000 square feet of space per block, which is ideal beneficial aquarium bacteria propagate. The blocks may be small, but do not let the small size fool you! The Genesis Blocks will significantly reduce nitrates, phosphates and other dissolved organic compounds. Perfect for use in fresh or saltwater aquariums and can in your refugium, hidden in your aquascape and even tucked in your substrate.
Added in this kit is the PolypLab Booster Bacteria, known for its multiple strains of nutrient consuming biofilms. The company boosts that a massive bio-cell count in every bottle that will complement the Genesis rock with its super stains.
- Will Last in Your Aquarium for Years
- Can Support tanks up to 350 Gallons
- A Massive Amount of Biological Filtration Power
- In Addition, the Booster Concentrated Mixture of Dormant Bacteria
- Genesis Rock and Booster Directions:
Each Genesis Rock can support up to 350 gallons size aquarium, our kit includes 700 gallons worth of coverage in two rocks. Heavier bio load tanks such as predator tanks for example should increase the coverage suggested above.
Rinse material well with purified water, but preferably aquarium water. Our rock is specifically designed for zero leaching so we have very little dust, but we recommend washing just to be sure.
Place Genesis Rock in a plastic container, filling it with aquarium water, and then adding your favorite bacterial product (our favorite is Polyplab Genesis). Add your bacteria to the container based on the size of the aquarium you are adding the rocks. If you are not using any bacterial supplement, you can place rock directly in the aquarium after rinsing. You can discard the soaked water to ensure no microscopic dust gets moved to your aquarium.
Using more blocks than the capacity recommended above is ok, and will increase your filtration power. However, we do recommend exceeding 10x of the capacities listed above.
Aerobic - Optimized for Nitrite, Ammonia Removal
To use the Genesis Rocks to create aerobic bacteria, place the blocks above water level over your refugium, overflow, or suspended in your system. Run tank water over the rocks, and allow the overflow to run into your sump, refugium, or display. Do not run your entire system flow over the rocks, only around 40 gallons per hour is an estimation for this application.
Anaerobic - Optimized for Nitrate Removal Install the Genesis Rocks in a very low flow area, deprived of as much oxygen as possible below the waterline. This can be a low flow area in your sump or refugium, under your sand, or in your aquascape. Anaerobic bacteria break down the most nitrate in these low oxygen environments.
Aerobic & Anaerobic - Optimized for general performance
Install the Genesis Rocks in a medium flow area of your tank, sump, refugium, or other portion of your system which has a medium flow of water. This will allow the outside of your Genesis Rocks to propagate Aerobic bacteria while the inner portions of your Genesis Rocks generate Anaerobic bacteria.
*Be sure not to place the Genesis Rock in any area where it might rub against other equipment and cause damage to the block such as a vibrating protein skimmer as an example.
Add 1 drop of Booster per 20 gallons of total system water volume daily. Increase to 4 drops daily per 20 gallons for two weeks if using to cycle a new system. Allow for your Genesis Rocks to stand at least 12 hours, and then place them inside your aquarium.