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What is Springflo ?
Springflo (UK patent 2248231) is a unique and highly versatile biofilter medium. It now has a brand new surface texture, designed to increase the surface available for settling friendly microbes and suspended solids. Springflo provides a surface on which purifying bacteria will readily grow. These nitrifying bacteria detoxify the water by converting the harmful ammonia produced by fish into relatively harmless nitrate.
Springflo is a thin plastic ribbon made from a special blend of polypropylene and calcium carbonate. Our trials show that bacteria grow on this media very quickly (unlike some PVC materials). This shortens the time for the system or pond to become “mature”.
|Springflo is approximately 7mm wide||Under the microscope, the ridges + rough texture|
|can be seen – part of the secret of its success|| At high magnification, particles of mineral |
(calcium carbonate) are evident
To maximise the surface area available for bacteria to grow on, the surface is embossed with a fine, wavy groove pattern. This nearly doubles the surface area for bacteria to grow on. More bacteria = greater purification capacity. The surface texture causes drag as water flows over it, helping bacteria and fine particles to settle on it.
Because this surface is all ‘external’ (rather than part of an internal structure) Springflo is easy to keep clean.