Innovative filter materials: MarinePure by CerMedia at the Interzoo 2022
CerMedia is a company from Buffalo, New York, and they came to the Interzoo to present a new innovative filtering material: MarinePure.
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We didn’t know CerMedia before that, even though we heard good things about them from our great friend Francois of Aquarium Partners. So we were really glad to meet for the first time Leyda Vazquez, sales manager, and Paul Pustulka, general manager of CerMedia, and hear about their new filter material.
MarinePure, this is the name, is a ceramic-based filter material, an ultra-high performance biofilter as they presented with enthusiasm. The feature that should interest us the most is the high porousness, obtain through open cells. This suits perfectly the needs of marine and freshwater aquarium, but also of ponds and any other situation in which you need filter material.
The first thing we have to say is that MarinePure, being ceramic based, is totally inactive in aquarium, so there isn’t any possibility of contamination of the environment. We thought it was important to emphasize. I still often have the fear to insert new things in my aquarium when there isn’t specifically written that they’re non-toxic or inert.
The good thing of this material is that it can be shaped as you like. In the picture above there are the classic brick and the spheres. Because of the high porousness of the material it doesn’t require great quantity to obtain the filter volume that we need.
Obviously it can be used inside a filter, inside an external filter, in sump, in tank. In short, everywhere you find it more useful.
The combination of a wide surface and open cell pores leads to the growth of a thin biofilm. This film allows the bacteria to prosperate because the nutrients are immediately available. Thanks to the open pores, the old dead biofilm is easily removed by the support and it won’t create obstruction. The water flows easily through the filter, as you can see in the picture below, and not on the sides as for other denser substrates. In this way it will use the main part of the surface for the growth of bacteria.
We are very curious since this material promises to remove ammonia and nitrite and to control the nitrate, both in marine and freshwater. So, incited by our friend Francois, who is satisfied with the use, we bought some packages. So expect soon a dedicated article!
Surprisingly, you can find the material for sale on Amazon even in Italy!
For further informations about CerMedia and its products we leave you their official website. We also invite you to read our Editorial on the exhibition, also to check out the articles of the booths we visited that we’re releasing day by day, or to watch our videodocumentary about this edition of the Interzoo 2022.
We only have to thank Leyda and Paul for the time they spent with us and their splendid courtesy.
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