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Old 01-26-2004, 08:53 PM   #1
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BIOWHEELS

Does anyone know or use MARINELAND BIOWHEELS?

Are they any good?

I have two of them but I'm not sure wether to use them or not, Do they work or not?

Are there any downfalls to them?

Thanks.
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Old 01-26-2004, 10:08 PM   #2
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I have heard that they can be nitrate generators. I had them on for over a year on my FOLR tank and never had any nitrate issues. Most links that talk about them do not recommend them.
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Mine is really noisy, I do not like to listen to the water running all the time. Does anyone else have this problem?[center:1ebd60521d][/center:1ebd60521d]
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I find mine very effective/efficient. My tank is a 29 gal. reef with no sump or fuge. I have LR and LS so the bio-wheel, etc. have been removed. Between the 280 gals. an hour circulated by the filter and the water circulated by the maxi-jet 1200 pump running my skimmer, I don't use any thing else for circulation. Also when I do choose to use GAC or mechanical filtration I just slide it in the HOB filter, easy! There also is minimal noise, just keep the water level correct. (to prevent salinity changes water levels must be monitored anyways)
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Old 01-27-2004, 11:48 PM   #5
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I know so many are so reluctant to try these, surprising though considering that the aquaculture uses them all over the place, but can I recommend a fludized bed filter like the Rainbow Lifegard FB300, these are really excellent, very simple, almost silent very flexible in terms of bio-load, and down right cheap.

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Old 01-27-2004, 11:54 PM   #6
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Right on.

Thanks for your help, I think I'm gonna ditch the BIOWHEEL idea and go BED FILTER

Thanks for the info
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Old 01-28-2004, 02:40 PM   #7
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Most people don't use them because the majority in the hobby have turned to natural filtration like live sand and/or live rock. With such there is no need for external filtration and you get a ton of biological diversity along with it.
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