Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Reef Aquaria
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 01-31-2004, 07:44 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: San Diego
Posts: 215
Need Biomedia

I forgot to add this to my last post. I would like to add some biomedia to the sump and overflow chambers. What would you guys recommend for the best biomedia. Bioballs, ceramics, plastic floss? Thanks!! 8O
__________________

__________________
johnkristie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2004, 08:19 PM   #2
AA Team Emeritus
 
reefrunner69's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Cedar Key, FL
Posts: 1,663
Live rock

Any particular reason you want to add biomedia? Please tell me more about your set up.
__________________

__________________
Kevin

Visit Nature Coast Photography
reefrunner69 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2004, 08:27 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: San Diego
Posts: 215
I'm just starting up a 225 gal SW tank. It has two overflow chambers, one on either end. I was planning on having the two chambers flow down into a 15gal sump. Right now there are no biomedia in the side overflow chambers or sump.
__________________
johnkristie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2004, 08:53 PM   #4
AA Team Emeritus
 
reefrunner69's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Cedar Key, FL
Posts: 1,663
Are you planning on adding Live Rock to the tank?
__________________
Kevin

Visit Nature Coast Photography
reefrunner69 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2004, 09:18 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: San Diego
Posts: 215
I wasn't. I was thinking that if I had enough biomedia in the sump and overflow chambers thaqt I wouldn't need any.
__________________
johnkristie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2004, 08:09 PM   #6
AA Team Emeritus
 
reefrunner69's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Cedar Key, FL
Posts: 1,663
You should look into a manufactured wet/dry filter for your tank rated for the capacity of your tank or larger. It is liable to hold more water than your proposed sump and will be set up for efficient nitrification. If you wanted you could add bioballs to your overflows, it won't be the most efficient for nitrification....but it will keep them quiet. I, as a preferance, find it unsightly and difficult to service. Eventually the bioballs will be coated with brown bacterial slime that may clog the overflows.
__________________

__________________
Kevin

Visit Nature Coast Photography
reefrunner69 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
bio

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Biomedia: Bioballs vs. Dimpled ceramic Kinetix Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 4 06-29-2006 10:06 PM
shot gun wading as biomedia JohnnyOneBeat Saltwater Reef Aquaria 9 11-01-2003 02:46 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:32 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.