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Miracle Mud – Freshwater


Miracle Mud® is the original refugium mud substrate developed by Leng Sy in late 1989.

“The EcoSystem refugium filter, with Miracle Mud is by far the easiest filtration system I’ve ever had to care for in my life. I do a minimal water change every month, and the tank always looks lush and clear. It’s been set up for over three years now and still looks beautiful!”

Robyn Bright, The Fish Nook Pet Center

Freshwater Miracle Mud

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Miracle Mud® is a product of EcoSystem Aquarium®.  Miracle Mud is comprised of up to 80% oceanic mud, harvested from deep waters, and is then dried on land. The remaining 20% is a formulation of minerals and trace elements that make Miracle Mud a true “MIRACLE.” The mineral and trace element composition is as follows:

Aluminum, antimony, barium, beryllium, bismuth, boron, bromine, cadmium, calcium, cerium, cesium, chromium, chloride, cobalt, dysprosium, erbium, europium, fluorine, gadolinium, gallium, germanium, gold, hafnium, holmium, indium, iodine, iridium, iron, lanthanum, lithium, lutetium, magnesium, manganese, molybdenum, neodymium, nickel, niobium, osmium, palladium, phosphorus, platinum, potassium, praseodymium, rhodium, rubidium, ruthenium, rhenium, samarium, selenium, silicon, silver, sodium, strontium, sulfur, tantalum, tellurium, terbium, thallium, thorium, thulium, tin, titanium, tungsten, vanadium, ytterbium, yttrium, zinc, zirconium.


  1. Miracle Mud continuously replenishes the mineral and trace element concentration in the aquarium water, creating the ideal environment for fish and plants.
  2. Miracle Mud ensures an environment so healthy that it dramatically reverses the effects of head and lateral line erosion (HLLE).“Shown here is a tropical marine angel fish”
  3. Miracle Mud creates an environment so healthy that even a novice aquarist can have his or her own aquarium showpiece, such as the aquariums pictured below!
    IMG_0504EcoSystem Filter / Freshwater

    This is the EcoSystem del 3612 fresh water filter that is set up by Brian Taimuty at his successful retail shop, Wet Pet in Pennsylvania. Brian is also a discus fish breeder. Needless to say he is an expert in discus! He uses this EcoSystem filter to run his 120 gallons discus display tank in his retail shop. How much water change Brian is doing for his discus display tank? NONE – almost! He has done only one time (30%) during the past two years or so. Take a look at the following photo shots and judge yourself!

    IMG_0533EcoSystem Tank / Freshwater

    Let’s count the fish! There are 13 large adult discus in here plus another 100 or so small fish! No water change at all! Unheard of. Time is money!.

    IMG_0527Brian’s Discus
    How healthy they are? Well, according to Brian they are very healthy. Would Brian set up a discus tank with other filtration method after he knows all of the benefits the EcoSystem Method could offer him? Not a chance.
    IMG_0529Brian’s Discus
    Aren’t they beautiful? If you are interested to know more of this tank set up please call Brian at Wet Pet 724 942 4442 or visit our site
  4. Miracle Mud makes an ideal and highly efficient denitrifying refugium filter, leading to a pristine environment for the fish in the aquarium. The fine consistency of Miracle Mud produces distinct aerobic and anaerobic layers that enable it to be both an excellent nitrifier, as well as a denitrifier.a. Miracle Mud is the most ECONOMICAL refugium filter substrate to use if the goal is to remove nitrate from the system water!



b.  Miracle Mud will continuously replenish the minerals and trace element concentration in the aquarium, so that ANYONE can set up and maintain an aquarium with ease.