ICP Approved Salt Mix
- Ultra-pure, pharmaceutical-grade ingredients
- Extremely quick solubility
- Consistent quality thanks to the special mixing method
- Near-natural levels
- Improves color, growth, and polyp expansion of corals
- Transparency due to continual ICP batch controls: Check the exact values of your bucket with QR Code on the lid!
Nyos® PURE® contains the purest, pharmaceutical-grade ingredients
- Nyos® PURE® contains sodium chloride that is cleaned in a multi-step process. As a result, it is purer than salts which are acquired through the evaporation of seawater
- Some of the ingredients are also used in the area of medical technology (dialysis)
- Contrary to popular opinion, the most expensive ingredients in salt mixes are not trace elements, but calcium and magnesium compounds. Pharmaceutical-grade ingredients are used with Nyos® PURE®.
- Through the use of these ultra-pure ingredients, Nyos® PURE® has a very low concentration of unwanted substances such as manganese, copper, aluminum, or other heavy metals. This has a very positive influence on the development of coral, fish, and invertebrates.
Nyos® PURE® dissolves into a crystal clear solution
- The water doesn't develop a yellow tinge due to organic contaminants.
- Nyos® PURE® contains virtually no insoluble white or black particles when dissolved.
- The mixing container stays clean for a very long time. This eliminates the need for frequent cleaning of the mixing container due to the build-up of deposits and dirt
- Dissolves quickly and can be used directly
Due to the purity of the ingredients and the small particle size, Nyos® PURE® dissolves in around 5 minutes at room temperature.
For immediate use:
Salt water freshly enriched with Nyos® PURE® can be used in a few minutes. The widespread "salt water maturation" merely means that contaminants must still be precipitated into insoluble compounds. With Nyos® PURE®, this is not necessary due to the purity of the ingredients.
Due to the high quality and purity of the freshly prepared salt water, large water changes of 50% can also be performed in the event of problems in the aquarium.
Special mixing process:
A special mixing process that is also used in the food and pharmaceutical sectors creates consistent batch quality with Nyos® PURE® as well as a highly homogenous mixture.
Attuned particle size:
The attuned particle size of the ingredients prevents the separation of the mixture in the bucket. As a result, the levels of salt at the top and bottom of the bucket are virtually identical. For instance, the levels don't change while a bucket is being used up.
Natural seawater as a model
With the Nyos® PURE® salt mix, we have set the goal of replicating as closely as possible the composition of natural seawater. Based on our experience, this is also the best guarantee for a successful salt water aquarium.
Nyos® PURE® has the following target main levels with respect to a salinity of 35% :
Carbonate hardness/alkalinity: 8.5 dHK
Magnesium: 1,350 mg/l
Sulphur: 900 mg/l
Calcium: 435 mg/l
Bromium: 62 mg/l
Strontium: 8 mg/l
Boron: 4.5 mg/l
No need for excessively elevated levels:
Nyos® PURE® does not contain any excessively elevated levels of calcium, magnesium and carbonate hardness levels. Even in the event of larger water changes, the main levels in the aquarium do not increase.
In the event of salt mixes with excessively elevated levels, calcium, carbonate hardness and magnesium may precipitate as insoluble compounds when the freshly prepared salt water is stored. This results in an unwanted white precipitate.
Since the values of Nyos® PURE® are in the normal range, this effect does not occur, so that the salt water can be stored for a longer period of time.
No promotion of algae growth and cyano bacteria
Organic additives in the salt can, when changing large amounts of water or with new installations, result in unwanted algae growth and the growth of cyano bacteria. Therefore, Nyos® PURE® does not contain any organic additives.
One salt for everything
In terms of its composition, Nyos® PURE® is configured so that it can be used when changing small and large quantities of water. It is just as suitable for a new installation and for regular water changes.
- Optimized for corals:
Long-term tests in coral farms have shown that the high purity and the near-natural levels of Nyos® PURE® have a positive effect on coral growth:
Improved polyp expansion
The polyp expansion of SPS, LPS and soft corals improves both during the day and at night.
Enhanced color development
Corals show improved colors and delineate colors more sharply.
Using Nyos® PURE® results in the increased formation of growth tips. Overall, it has a positive effect on growth. Acropora stony coral forms basal discs in a very short time.
- Transparency and honesty
ICP batch control
Every batch of Nyos® PURE® is controlled and documented on the basis of a ICP analysis. The most important values of the respective salt bucket can be found on the lid of each bucket. The full ICP-analysis can be accessed online by scanning the QR Code.
Honesty: What's inside is what's printed on the outside
With Nyos® PURE®, what's inside is what's printed on the outside: In order to achieve a salinity of 34 %o (35%o), 39 grams (40 grams) of Nyos® PURE® are required per liter. No less and also no more.
Self-testing and comparing
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Arrive Alive Guarantee Policy:
We have close to a 99% success rate on our livestock shipping due to our picking and packing techniques.
However, the unfortunate event that an item is dead on arrival you must follow the below procedure to prevent your claim from being declined.
- You must make contact with us via email within 2 hours of receiving your order. You do not need to call us as we are not always able to answer the phone immediately due to the nature of our work with our hands in water majority of the day.
- The email must contain a clear photo of the livestock in the original bag still sealed. The photo must be clear and show the entire bag.
This allows us to review your claim and refund accordingly. Due to the nature of your purchase, should you not make contact within 2 hours, refund claims will not be considered.
Once your claim has been processed a refund will be honoured for the cost of the item EXCLUDING the cost of postage within 72 hours.
Please note that the acclimatisation process and how the livestock settle into your aquarium is your responsibility as this is out of our hands. There are a number of factors out of our control such as
- Existing fish becoming aggressive towards your new additions
- Incorrect water parameters - PH / Ammonia / Nitrite Levels.
- Incorrect acclimatisation process carried out, introduced livestock too soon which will cause too much stress to the livestock.
Therefore we are unable to cover the livestock once they have been delivered and introduced into your aquarium.
Claims will NOT be considered if you miss delivery and your order is taken to the sorting office. Returns are not accepted on livestock.
DX offer a 'Change Your Delivery Date' HOWEVER, YOU MUST NOT CHANGE THE DELIVERY DATE OF YOUR LIVESTOCK ORDER. IF YOU DO YOU WILL VOID YOUR ARRIVE ALIVE GUARANTEE COMPLETELY AND NO CLAIM WILL BE CONSIDERED.
We strongly recommend that you quarantine any new additions before introducing to your main tank. As with any livestock, we cannot be 100% sure of their condition once they leave us, therefore you should always carry out your own quarantine process and monitor the livestock closely before you make the decision to introduce the livestock to your main aquarium.
As of the 1st May 2021, we will be issuing a credit code rather than a monetary refund, should a livestock item not arrive alive. You must still follow the procedure as normal which is stated in our policy, for your claim to be considered.
The credit code will be issued via email to the email address given on your order.
The credit code will be for the value of the livestock only (excluding postage costs)
This only applies if your item is covered by our Arrive Alive Guarantee policy.
The reason we have made this change is because our livestock prices are one of the cheapest across the industry and we want it to stay this way. We do not have any cover or insurance if an animal does not survive the journey to you, so in order for us to maintain our low prices we will now be offering credit notes instead of cash refunds.
If an item is out of stock at the item of packaging your order, we will issue a refund as we were unable to fulfil the item prior to dispatching.
Tank mate compatibility is crucial to a successful and healthy home aquarium. Incompatible species will increase stress in the tank which could result in disease and considerable loss. Use our compatibility charts as a guideline when selecting fish.
Remember, no guarantees can be made about the compatibility or incompatibility of any particular species of fish. Also, particular species within a group of fish vary in temperament and may not correspond with the guidelines below.
Proper acclimation is the key to successful introduction of new aquarium arrivals. The Floating Method is undoubtedly the most widely practiced method among hobbyists. However, a more exact method of acclimation provided by the Drip Method is required for fish, corals or invertebrates sensitive to sudden changes in water chemistry.
The reason why acclimation is necessary is simple: the chemical makeup of the water in which the aquatic life is packaged is different from your aquarium water chemistry (i.e. water temperature, pH, and salinity). Aquatic life such as fish, and especially invertebrates (including corals), are very sensitive to even minor changes in water chemistry. The goal of acclimation is to gradually introduce your new aquatic life to the water chemistry found in your aquarium at a controlled rate to avoid distress.
The acclimation process is complete when equilibrium is reached, where the temporary container housing new arrivals shares the same water chemistry as your aquarium, and your new arrival appears adjusted to these conditions. Since different species have varying levels of tolerance, different methodologies are required to control the rate of change experienced during the acclimation process.
We recommends employing the Floating Method or the Drift Method of acclimation. The Floating Method of acclimation, where aquarium water is added to the floating bag in 1/2 cup increments, is a great choice when acclimating most types of aquarium fish. However, for more sensitive fish, invertebrates, and corals, it is recommended to employ the Drip Method of acclimation. Keep in mind, no matter which acclimation method you choose, be sure to take your time and never rush the process.
The Drip Method is considered more advanced. It is geared toward sensitive aquatic life such as snails, corals, shrimp, sea stars and wrasses. You'll need a drip acclimation kit (sold separately) and must be willing to monitor the entire process. Gather a clean, 3- or 5-gallon bucket designated for aquarium use only. If acclimating both fish and invertebrates, use a separate bucket for each.
- Be patient – never rush the acclimation procedure. The total acclimation time for your new arrival should take no longer than two hours.
- Always follow the acclimation procedure even if your new arrival appears to be dead. Some fish and invertebrates can appear dead when they arrive and will usually revive when the acclimation procedure is followed correctly.
- Never place an airstone into the shipping bag or bucket when acclimating your new arrival. This will increase the pH of the shipping water too quickly and expose your new arrival to lethal ammonia.
- Keep aquarium lights off for at least four hours after the new arrival is introduced into the aquarium.
- Most invertebrates and marine plants are more sensitive than fish to changes in specific gravity. Please acclimate invertebrates to a specific gravity of 1.023-1.025 or severe stress or trauma may result.
- Some live corals produce excess slime when shipped. After the acclimation procedure is followed, hold the coral by the rock or skeletal base and gently shake the coral in the shipping bag before placing into the aquarium. To avoid damage, please remember never to touch the "fleshy" part of a live coral. Many species of coral will not open for several days after introduction into their new home.
In some instances, a new tank mate will be chased and harassed by one or all of your existing tank mates.
Solution 1: A clean plastic spaghetti strainer (found at a local store) can be used to contain a tank bully within the aquarium for several hours until the new arrival adjusts to its surroundings. Just float the perforated plastic basket in the aquarium. Net the tank bully and place in the floating basket for approximately four hours while the new arrival adjusts to your aquarium. Never place the new arrival in this basket; the new specimen must get familiar with your aquarium. By placing the tank bully in a perforated basket, you’ll reduce the stress on the new arrival.
Solution 2: A perforated plastic lighting grid can be purchased at the local hardware store to cut down the width of your aquarium. This grid may be used to section off a small portion of the aquarium to separate territorial or aggressive fish from the newest tank mate.
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