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Old 01-04-2016, 06:39 AM   #11
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Do you have a reef tank?


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As a matter of fact I do



I also done away with the bio balls and added live rock rubble seems to help keeping things stable , I was told it would never work by friends but I fooled them
it also has a built in skimmer , I just like to see what I can create but this time it was something that actually worked



Nice tank man! So you put some live rock in the spot were your bio balls went?


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What makes them work is generous surface area and good flow containing oxygen and dissolved nitrogenous waste. A biofilm will develop on their surfaces. This is different from physical waste.
You want to trap and remove the physical waste before it can get trapped in the biomedia. If gunk gets trapped in the biomedia, then it can lead to an increase in nitrates.


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So my bio balls will work just need to wash them weekly right


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The bio balls will work once they grow BB.
They need to rinsed in salt water to keep BB alive .
They will eventually become a nitrate factory...
With LR in main tank you really don't need anything in the tower portion of your wetdry...
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Nice tank man! So you put some live rock in the spot were your bio balls went?


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I replaced bio balls with live rock rubble
when I do water changes I just pull the baskets and splash them around getting and crud off the rocks than replacing the media on the top ,
the way I set it up its cake to clean when needed
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