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Old 06-13-2003, 10:52 PM   #1
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Kent Marine BioRocker

Hi all,

I did a search of all forums on this, but did not get a hit. My LFS is telling me that the Kent Marie BioRocker (http://www.kentmarine.com/br.html) is the best thing since sliced bread. (Ever wonder what was before sliced bread?) I'm just wondering if anyone has had any experience with it.
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I dont want to sound like I am cynical or anything but I have to wonder how much of a markup or kickback the guy at the LFS has on these things.

From the kent site the filter appears to be nothing more than a glorified wet/dry filter. For a fish only tank wet/drys are great. For a reef there is some debate as to how desirable they are since they usually harbor nitrates.
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Basically, that's all that it is. It just provides a ton more surface area than the more common "blue balls" wet/dry. In addition to the rocker you see at the website, there is a mechanical filter that the water flows into first, then there is another big block of the same "Cell-Pore" material beneath what the site shows actually lying on the bottom of the sump. As per the information on the website:

"When the filter is properly sized to the aquarium, the biofiltration media in the rocking filter element creates a starved biofilm condition as opposed to overcrowded biofilm. As a result, systems using the BioRocker have been shown to be free of toxic ammonia and nitrite, and also show a reduced level of organics and algae; a denitrator slab may be added to decrease the concentration of nitrate in the system. "

I am quite sure that there is a substanial markup, just as there is anything marked "tropical fish". It reminds me of the time I purchased a "photographic lens brush" for $10 in a photo supply store. A few days later I saw the exact same brush, made by the exact same maufacturer and it was $2.49. The only difference? It was at Eckerd's Drug Store and it was called a "make-up" brush. They see us coming a mile away!
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