Brightwell bioblock vs marinepure blocks

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Does any one use these? What is you experience with both brands? I currently have the Brightwell in my frag tank and seems like it does a good job. I’m looking to add one to my 90g tank but am cautious of doing it now as I’ve read aluminum has been introduced to a few peoples tanks.
 
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I am running four Brightwell bricks in my sump on a 250 gallon tank. I had the Marinepure
Ceramic Biomedia 1 1⁄2” Spheres in my quarantine tanks but I replaced them with Seachem Matrix because the Marinepure just falling apart and is very fragile.
 
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I am running four Brightwell bricks in my sump on a 250 gallon tank. I had the Marinepure
Ceramic Biomedia 1 1⁄2” Spheres in my quarantine tanks but I replaced them with Seachem Matrix because the Marinepure just falling apart and is very fragile.
Can you add it to an already established tank? What are the risks and issues that might come of it? Which Brightwell ones are you using?
 

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I am using these:
Brightwell Aquatics XPORT-NO3 BIOLOGICAL FILTRATION DIMPLED BRICK from BRS.

I see no problem with adding these to a running system. I have read a number of stories where these bricks were added to running systems without any issues.

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I am using these:
Brightwell Aquatics XPORT-NO3 BIOLOGICAL FILTRATION DIMPLED BRICK from BRS.

I see no problem with adding these to a running system. I have read a number of stories where these bricks were added to running systems without any issues.

43C41A87-75AC-4D3A-AAF2-E97929C30C3D.jpeg
Would you do the regular Brightwell ones or the xport? Did you see your levels go down one product vs another?
 

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Would you do the regular Brightwell ones or the xport? Did you see your levels go down one product vs another?
I have only used the xport bricks. With this being a new build, the system cycled normally.

I will be adding my first batch of fish next week since they were done with quarantine.
 
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