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Old 10-31-2003, 12:59 AM   #1
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shot gun wading as biomedia

Hi everyone,
I recently read on the Internet that you could use shot gun wadding in your wet/dry towers as bio media. I was wondering what other people thought of this claim. For those that don't know shot gun wading is a plastic piece that has three flaps and some holes in it....hard to explain.

thanks for your time,
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Old 10-31-2003, 01:01 AM   #2
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ive heard you can use practice plastic golf balls for bio balls. duno about shotgun wadding tho.
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Anything non-toxic that has a lot of surface area, holes and crevacies, should work great.
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Old 10-31-2003, 05:49 AM   #4
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LOL, make sure the wadding is unused
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I would think that unless you happen to have some shotgun waddings laying around somewhere that it would be alot cheaper to just use bioballs JMO
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LOL, that is what I was thinking, possum...

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Old 10-31-2003, 02:55 PM   #7
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How much do bioballs cost? Im not too sure how much either coscts, but I know you could go to a gun store and buy a whole bag full of wads....I can't imagine that they would be that expensive, but then again, I could be wrong!
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A box of bioballs big enough to fill a standard crate only costs $15-20. Plus they are designed for surface area, it is amazing how much each has.
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My LFS sells bioballs for $0.10/ea. On ebay I see good deals on them all the time.
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My LFS sells shotgun wads but they are marked up 400%
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