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Old 08-02-2016, 11:44 AM   #1
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Bio balls and bio max

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I have heard about how canister filters and sponge filters become nitrate factories.

What about bio max and bio balls in a sump? Will these become nitrate factories? On that same topic, what would be better? Bio max or bio balls?


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Yes they can but also because of low flow and low oxygen areas in the bio balls it can house anerobic bacteria that will consume nitrates. To me it is a trade off. One thing you could do is to put small pieces of LR in your sump instead.
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If you dunk your bioballs in your water change water during weekly water changes there shouldn't be any build up.


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Have a look at a product called bio home it's a sintered glass media I run it in my sump

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Have a look at a product called bio home it's a sintered glass media I run it in my sump


Very nice. Where did you purchase this glass media?


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It is available on eBay have a Google on the product it is only sold by one person
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