I bought a spyglass to run biopellets. I'm completely new to biopellets and as such, emailed/called Avast to help me figure it out. They were very on top of customer service! Never felt like I was neglected. I've only had the spyglass for about a week, so time will tell. But I went with the sicce 1.0 on their recommendation, I'm wondering if I should've gone with the 0.5. The bigger pump is really throwing the biopellets around, but I only started with 3/4 cup. after reading about their use I'm going slow. So far the spyglass is great, and I would very much recommend it.
This is my first time using it. I was using all in one before, that stuff is way too effective. Kept nutrients too low thus a lot cyano outbreaks. This new stuff is in there now and I like seeing how light it is and it dances in the container. I have a 125g tank. New frag tank. No fish. Still setting up. Fish will go in Wednesday. So I am confident this is the more natural and effective middle path to go.
Exactly as expected… shipping was fast...
I’ve been using biopellets since the beginning of my setup - about 4 years - and I’ve tried quite a few different brands. These are by far one of the best! Prior to buying these, I was planning on ridding my system of them to see if they were necessary, and therefore allowed about 90% of my pellets to deplete without re-filling. However, my nitrates climbed to almost 50 ppm so I quickly turned to try Avast as I’ve been really happy with their other products, had been wanting to try their biopellets. Within 2 weeks of running these, my nitrates have reduced to 30 ppm. In my experience, it usually takes between 4-8 weeks to start seeing results, but these biopellets have already started to improve my system. I would recommend for anyone to at least give these a try. I’m completely satisfied with them so far.