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Old 03-29-2012, 09:46 AM   #1
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Changing sump styles: What to do with bio balls?

Hello everyone! I am changing my sump from the drip tray with blue balls without baffles to a filter sock and baffles to save room and be able to keep my skimmer in a sustained volume of water. I'm also adding an external refugium. What do I need to do with the blue balls? I've heard I need to take them out of the system slowly.

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IMO, you should remove them slowy to give time to your new filter to build bacteria.
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