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Panta Sorb 1
Binds phosphates and silicates, inhibits algae growth.
Suitable for freshwater and marine aquariums. Panta Sorb 1 is a granulate of iron oxide and iron hydroxide with a very large surface area. Panta Sorb 1 effectively and safely adsorbs phosphorus compounds and silica. Ideal for marine aquariums and all aquariums with unwanted algae growth.
Application: Place Panta Sorb 1 in a well-flowed place of the aquarium e.g. in the external filter. The granulate is placed in a filter bag for this purpose. Replace exhausted granules at certain intervals, using the phosphate content of the water as an indicator. 100 g Panta Sorb 1 keeps normally stocked aquariums with 100 l content low in phosphate for at least 3 months.
Dosage: The binding capacity of Panta Sorb 1 is approx. 15 mg phosphate per 1 g granules. Dosage recommendation: 100 g Panta Sorb 1 per 100 l aquarium water. In case of heavy fish stocking and in saltwater aquariums double the quantity. Check the effect with commercially available phosphate tests.
Instructions for use: In saltwater aquariums, the requirement for low phosphate is higher, so use a double dosage with increased flow. The same applies to heavily loaded fish aquariums. Panta Sorb 1 may become less effective after a longer period of time in the aquarium, therefore it is better to use a smaller quantity and to change it more frequently, e.g. after 3 months. In pure plant aquariums, e.g. aquascaping, Panta Sorb 1 can lead to a lack of phosphate. Optimal in combination with Panta Sorb 2.
Panta Sorb 2
Binds colorants and toxins
Suitable for freshwater and marine aquariums. Panta Sorb 2 is a high performance activated carbon with excellent adsorption properties and optimized pore structure. Reliably removes unwanted macromolecules from aquarium and tap water. Panta Sorb 2 does not alter pH or conductivity.
Application: Place Panta Sorb 2 at a point of the aquarium with good flow, e.g. in the external filter. The granulate is placed in a filter bag for this purpose. Replace exhausted granules after 4 to 6 weeks if the dosage is correct. Better to use a small amount of Panta Sorb 2 and replace more frequently.
Dosage: 100 g Panta Sorb 2 is sufficient for the treatment of 2,000 l tap water. For short-term removal of color stains or medication residues use 60 g Panta Sorb 2 per 100 l aquarium water. For permanent treatment use 100 g Panta Sorb 2 per 100 l aquarium water. Depending on loads, dosage recommendations may vary.
Instructions for use: Tap water may contain substances harmful to animals such as pesticides, herbicides, plasticizers and heavy metal compounds. These substances are reliably retained by Panta Sorb 2. The aquaristic relevant water parameters are hardly influenced. In marine aquariums, Panta Sorb 2 also retains desirable substances such as iodine. In this case, regular shock treatment with Panta Sorb 2 and sufficient dosing of the retained substances is recommended. Optimal in combination with Panta Sorb 1. Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)
Reduces pollutants in aquarium water
Immediately suitable for fresh and salt water aquariums. Panta Lith is a water conditioner made of various high performance zeolites. Panta Lith binds dyes, chlorine, heavy metals, nitrogen and phosphorus compounds. Ideal for quickly eliminating signs of poisoning, filter failure or fresh water treatment.
Application: Shake Panta Lith vigorously before use, this distributes the highly effective fine solids evenly in the liquid. Then immediately measure the appropriate amount according to the dosage instructions with the enclosed measuring cup and add to the aquarium water. Ensure good and even distribution!
Dosage: Add 20 ml of Panta Lith per 100 l of fresh water at each water change. Between water changes, the optimal dosage per week is 10 ml for low stocking, 20 ml for normal stocking and 40 ml for high stocking per 100 l of aquarium water.
Instructions for use: Panta Lith is a suspension. If left to stand for a long time, the highly effective fine zeolites will settle to the bottom of the bottle. Shake vigorously to ensure good distribution in the bottle. After adding to the aquarium, a slight gray turbidity appears. This is intentional and indicates an even distribution of the active ingredients in the water body. An overdose is not to be expected if used properly.