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Old 01-08-2009, 08:58 PM   #1
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Bio Balls or LR RUUBLE?

hey guys just wondering what will be better in the wet dry refugium
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I`m getting ready to find out. My 125 has had bioballs in the fuge in it for the last couple yrs and I`m soon going to change over to LR rubble. I`l let you know in a few months.
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I am fan of LR rubble a the way. However, unlike bioballs, LR rubble should be kept submerged in the water as oppossed to having the water "trickle" over it.
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Unless you plan a large predator tank (usually messy fish) then live rock is preferred as lando mentioned.
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Old 01-08-2009, 09:23 PM   #5
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if i have the water falling over it how am i supposed to not have it "trickle over it" ?? what can i do?
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Back when I had a filter system with bio-balls, I was able to raise the water level in the filter and add the Live Rock Rubble. This made a big difference in lowering my Nitrates.
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if i have the water falling over it how am i supposed to not have it "trickle over it" ?? what can i do?
Raise the water level so that it covers the rubble and keeps it submerged.
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how can i raise the water level if i post a photo of my tank and the wet/dry can u explain lol?
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A photo may help, but simply adding more water to the sump would increase the water level.
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i will take a picture to make shure i can do that lol i dont wantto mess anything up... i am planning on taking everything out of my tank lol and restarting everything.. i just got the wet dry and the pumps today.. prolly get a skimmer tomorow and throw the lr i got in the tank crush them up a little and throw them in the wet dry i will upload pics in 1 min

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