Orca 的养殖实验室出品的 Phospha-Guard BIO-Cubes(去磷产品,后文简称PGBC)使用碳水化合物去除磷酸盐,而GFO和其他系统则试图吸收磷酸盐。Orca的 PGBC是被动式的,不需要煮豆机,只需使用网状滤袋并置于过滤器或底缸中,并且能便捷地替换GFO或其他方法。

 

Orca 提到他们使用“Redfield的Ratio来自然去除磷酸盐。”简而言之,Redfield的比例是模拟浮游植物中碳、氮和磷酸盐的比例。你会看到碳、氮、磷的比例是106:16:1。关于这个方法和其他方法有很多争论,所以我们不在这里讨论,我们不确定这个比例本身是如何去除磷酸盐的,也许细菌生物量的设计是为了在适当的数量下保持低的磷酸盐。

 

他们提到的一点不同点是,Orca声称PGBC与其他碳生物粒子不同,这是一种防止系统崩溃的直指根源的处理方法,这种生物质能也是无毒的并且由异养菌产生,这些细菌还可以为珊瑚和其他滤食动物提供营养来源。

 

然而,如果您对使用这些产品感兴趣,他们还会提醒您应该使用他们的Nitra-Guard BIO-Cubes(去氮产品)。不确定是因为需要它来首先产生细菌,还是它可以先将氮降到我们需要的水平。

 

Orca 的PGBC有250ml,500ml和1L可供选择。对于低磷酸盐水平(低于0.75ppm),每升海缸水加0.5ml,高于0.75ppm,每升海缸水加入1ml。

 

原文:

Orca Aquacultural Laboratories Phospha-Guard BIO-Cubes use carbohydrates to remove phosphates to fuel a natural biomass combat phosphate vs. GFO and other systems that look to absorb it. Orca’s Phospha-Guard BIO-Cubes are a passive method that does not require a fluidized media reactor, just use a mesh filter bag and put in a filter or sump chamber and can easily replace GFO or other methods.

 

Orca mentions they use “…Redfield’s Ratio to remove phosphate naturally.” Simply put, Redfield’s Ratio is about mimicking the ratio of carbon, nitrogen and phosphate in phytoplankton. You’ll see this as C:N:P and numerically is 106:16:1. There are plenty of arguments about this vs. other methods, so we won’t get into that here, and we aren’t sure how the ratio itself removes phosphates, rather maybe the bacteria biomass is designed to keep phosphate low in appropriate numbers.

 

One point of differentiation they mention, that unlike the other carbon biopellets, Orca states Phospha-Guard BIO-Cubes is a point source treatment which prevents system crashes occurring. The biomass is also non-toxic and created by the heterotrophic bacteria that can also provide a source of nutrition for corals and other filter feeders.

 

However, if you’re interested in using these, they also note you should use their Nitra-Guard BIO-Cubes. Not sure if this is because it requires this source to create the bacteria first, or if its because it gets the nitrogen levels down to the required point first.

 

Orca Phospha-Guard BIO-Cubes are available in 250ml, 500ml and 1 liter containers. For low Phosphate levels (below 0.75ppm) add 0.5ml per liter and above 0.75ppm add 1ml per liter of aquarium water.