NP-Active Pearls are made specifically for use in aquariums and are the result of a unique partnership between Telles, Aquaculture Systems Technology and DrTims Aquatics.
How are NP-Active Pearls different than other brands of bio-pellets?
NP-Active Pearls are PHA based and 100% pure. Other bio-pellets are made from such polymers as hydroxybutyric acid (PHB), polylactic acid (PLA) and polybutyleneadipate-co-butyleneterepthalate (PBAT). In addition, other bio-pellets may not be as pure as NP-Active Pearls. The main use of all biodegradable polymers is to make biodegradable products such as forks, knifes, plates, etc. In order to do this, however, the polymer must be combined with binders, fillers and other materials.
NP-Active Pearls are free of all these impurities to make them suitable for worry-free aquarium use. Other bio-pellet companies do not disclose the source or purity of their pellets.
How to use NP-Active Pearls
NP-Active Pearls need to be placed in a reactor of some type that keeps the pearls moving and brings oxygenated water to the Pearls. They should NOT be mixed with activated carbon or GFO, nor should they be placed in a bag and laid in a sump.