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Old 03-22-2014, 05:08 PM   #1
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Wet/Dry Filter on a reef tank

Are they really that bad? If I remove the Bio balls, what can I put in it's place? I won this filter from Eshopps so I do want to use it. How can it become a nitrate factory if I keep it clean?
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They are old school using bio balls, but they work. I prefer using rock rubble rather that the plastic balls. They can become nitrate factories when they get old, but that's when you dump them out and add new rubble with a bit of the old rubble mixed in.
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They are old school using bio balls, but they work. I prefer using rock rubble rather that the plastic balls. They can become nitrate factories when they get old, but that's when you dump them out and add new rubble with a bit of the old rubble mixed in.
So just get some live rock rubble or dry rock rubble instead?
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That's my recommendation.
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That's my recommendation.
Ok thanks
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