2. Preservation of waste
In the ocean, organic waste sinks to the sea bed to form sediment. There, it contributes to natural decomposition processes which result in the recycling of nutrients. In traditional purification systems, organic matter is removed from the water. This is detrimental to the natural water quality. DyMiCo allows organic waste to sink naturally to the bottom. The sediment is trapped in designated compartments in the system. The recycling processes that are found in the ocean, can therefore take their natural course.
3. Preservation of substrate activity
In the ocean, the seafloor is full of life. A wide range of microbes take care of the decomposition of waste products such as nitrite and nitrate. This keeps the sea water clean, creating a healthy environment for flora and fauna.
Traditional aquaria and aquaculture systems are normally unable to maintain natural fauna in the sediment. In contrast, the DyMiCo system is specially designed to do this. Designated compartments with sediment accommodate natural microbial communities. By controlling the water flow in the bottom, the optimal nutrient decomposition needed for healthy water quality can be obtained. A special control unit allows the natural decomposition processes to occur.
A reactor regulates the level of oxygen in the bottom. This activates specific bacteria to break down the dominant nutrient at that time. With its balanced operating principle, DyMiCo uniquely enhances the chemical buffering of the water without the use of filters, ozone or protein skimmers. It is an excellent choice for keeping and culturing vulnerable marine organisms such as corals and sponges.