Dr. Tim Hovanec

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This man discovered the correct two species of nitrifying bacteria used in aquariums to break down ammonia in nitrite and then nitrite into nitrate and the invention of the BIOWheel® filter device.

He is the inventor of BioSpira (now called SafeStart) and the BIOWheel®, when employed by the Aquaria Group of companies, including Marineland Labs, and later went on to develop One and Only, a bacteria seeding bottle.

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