What is miracle mud used for?

Miracle Mud continuously replenishes the mineral and trace element concentration of the aquarium water, creating the ideal environment for fish, corals and other invertebrates. Miracle Mud ensures an environment so healthy that it dramatically reverses the effects of head and lateral line erosion (HLLE).

How long does miracle mud last?

I believe Eco system aquarium recommends changing 50% every 1.5 years, I change 50% every 2 with no detrimental effects. The key to running a system with miracle mud IMO, is to follow Ecosystems recommended refugium capacity per display tanks capacity.

How do you apply miracle mud?

Place the appropriate amount of MIRACLE MUD® into Chamber #2 of the EcoSystem Aquarium® Filter. Level it to create an evenly distributed, 1-inch thick mud bed when packed down (at least 1 to 1.5 inches of dry Miracle Mud), to ensure adequate denitrification takes place.

How do you set up an aquarium for an EcoSystem?

Fill the bottom two to three inches of your ecosystem fish tank with your selected substrate. Gravel and sand are common choices. Add several large rocks to provide shelter for the fish you choose. Fill the aquarium with tap water and treat with a water conditioner to remove chlorine.

Do freshwater tanks need refugium?

To preserve and provide a robust food chain of invertebrates, the freshwater refugium is highly recommended. For a 5-gallon aquarium with 6 average tetras, for example, the invertebrate population within the aquarium would not likely produce enough food to keep the fish well fed.

Can you use a refugium in fresh water?

The concept of “refugium” is relatively foreign to most freshwater fishkeepers. But they can have an important role in your tank! Today I’m here to talk about the advantages of having a refugium – even a small one – on your freshwater setup.

What is refugium mud?

Miracle Mud Refugium Media EcoSystem Aquarium’s Miracle Mud is a special mixture of oceanic mud, harvested from deep waters, combined with minerals and trace elements to provide an ideal refugium substrate that will support a healthy ecosystem within your aquarium.

What is coral mud?

Coral mud is a form of calcareous ooze composed of fine-grained coral debris distributed as interlayers due to particle sorting during the formation of reclamation reefs in the South China Sea.

Why do you have to change aquarium water?

Changing your fish’s water regularly is important because even if your tank water looks clear, particles of food and waste are still present. Not only does this cause a physical buildup, but waste converts into chemicals such as nitrate and phosphate.

What is a freshwater refugium?

In fishkeeping, a refugium is an appendage to a marine, brackish, or freshwater fish tank that shares the same water supply. It is a separate sump, connected to the main show tank.

What is Miracle mud?

Miracle Mud is the most ECONOMICAL refugium filter substrate to use if the goal is to remove nitrate from the system water! Unlike other refugium substrates on the market that will need at least 6 inches (15 cm) of deep sand bed (DSB) to achieve denitrification, Miracle Mud only requires a 1-inch (2.5 cm) deep layer. DO YOUR HOMEWORK!

Is Miracle mud a good substrate for aquariums?

b. Unlike other refugium substrates on the market, Miracle Mud will NOT lead to any potentially serious problems, such as “old tank syndrome” or a “nutrient sink,” as happens with most DSBs. These problems can lead to an imbalance in the aquatic environment (i. e., persistent high levels of phosphate and nitrate, as well as nuisance algal growth).

Is the refugium part of the ecosystem Miracle mud method?

However, the refugium is just one component of the entire EcoSystem Miracle Mud Method, in which Miracle Mud substrate is a key element that makes the EcoSystem Method extremely unique, simple and user-friendly. The EcoSystem Miracle Mud Method is the only comprehensive, stand-alone filtration system unit in the world!

Is Miracle mud a good denitrifier?

Miracle Mud makes an ideal and highly efficient denitrifying refugium filter, leading to a pristine environment for fish, corals and other invertebrates. The fine consistency of Miracle Mud produces distinct aerobic and anaerobic layers that enable it to be both an excellent nitrifier, as well as a denitrifier.