How Does Circulation Affect Stratification?
What is stratification, and why must we circulate water?
Beds of aquatic vegetation, rock, cobble, deadheads and other structures are natural forms of surface area. BioHaven Floating Island matrix is a “concentrated” form of engineered surface area. All types of surface area are important for providing a structure on which biofilm can grow. Biofilm—which is essential for cleaning water—is composed of microorganisms that need nutrients and oxygen for their survival and growth. Circulation is how oxygen and nutrients are delivered to the microorganisms.