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Old 02-27-2011, 08:55 PM   #11
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well, it could be. you would have to evaluate your nutrient export and if it's as much as, or more than what you are putting in, then it very well could be the bio balls. in other words, if you have a killer protein skimmer, do weekly water changes, feed reasonably, and have a reasonable bio load, and are still having algae issues, then yes, i would nix the bio balls.
i'm assuming you have live rock in the tank. if so, you won't need the bio balls.
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IMO micro bubbles make the tank look cloudy or dirty. like theres stuff floating around in your water. my bubbles annoy me and i cant figure out where they are from
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Would a filter-sock be able to replace the blue filter pad? I have the same wet/dry filter and if that media pad isn't needed, it could be turned a decent sump.
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the micro bubbles in that sump are not coming from the drain to. they are coming from the skimmer. a filter sock isn't going to help.
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the micro bubbles in that sump are not coming from the drain to. they are coming from the skimmer. a filter sock isn't going to help.
I meant if he were to get rid of the bio-balls and put the skimmer in that area, he's going to have to cut that top part out (basically sock replaces filter pad. This way he can have a skimmer partition, bubble trap/refugium, and then the 3rd partition for his return pump.
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