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Old 04-26-2005, 09:08 PM   #1
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Bio Balls

Do bio balls still act as a nitrate factory even if they are fully submerged?
Can I use ceramic cyilders in their place?
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The best method IMO is to replace the bio balls with reef rubble. Biob balls over time will wreak havok on your system. Some lfs will sell the reef rubble for cheap, or even give it away. HTH

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