Marineland's Patented BIO-Wheel
A Wet/Dry Revolution
closed aquatic life system must include a culture of
beneficial bacteria to biologically eliminate toxic
ammonia from aquarium water.
In nature, natural biological
activity does the job, but in a closed aquarium environment,
the nitrogen cycle - the biochemical conversion of ammonia
and nitrite into harmless nitrate - must be effectively
Keeps It Simple.
Nature's solution is simple. So is ours. Water flow
drives the BIO-Wheel. As the BIO-Wheel rotates, beneficial
bacteria grow and thrive on its surface. Nourished by
oxygen, the bacteria eliminate more ammonia and nitrite
with every turn. The result is healthy, crystal clear
BIO-Wheel Is Reliable.
Trapped waste restricts water flow through submerged
biological filters such as foams, sponges, UGFs and
fluidized bed filters. Ultimately they clog, deteriorate
and require service or replacement. What's more, trickle
and undergravel filters tend to inefficiently channel
water, bypassing filtration media entirely.
BIO-Wheel never clogs, never
needs replacing, and requires virtually no maintenance.It
utilizes its entire surface area for biological filtration.
That means superior, reliable performance for the life
of your system - freshwater or marine.
When submerged filters clog, oxygen levels drop dramatically...fish
and water quality suffer. That's because frames, foams,
fluidized beds, UGFs and other submerged biomedia expose
ammonia fighting bacteria only to the small amounts
of oxygen in the water. They consume oxygen that would
otherwise be available to your fish.
BIO-Wheel never competes
with your fish for oxygen. It exposes beneficial bacteria
to both water and air, which means far more oxygen...as
much as 30,000 times more. More oxygen means more bacteria
working many times harder (and many times faster) to
keep your tank ammonia-free and sparkling. No breakdowns,
no filtration bypass...no other biological filter can
BIO-Wheel Does It Better.
Revolutionary BIO-Wheel technology is the core component
in virtually everything we do. It's superior biological
filtration...a prime example of the innovative expertise
that continues to be the trademark of Marineland.