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Old 04-26-2005, 11:01 PM   #11
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okay....but incase i decide on bio ball where did you get yours??
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Old 04-27-2005, 12:14 AM   #12
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If you do decide to use lr rubble (highly recommended) then make sure it is always fully submerged.
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Old 04-27-2005, 01:04 AM   #13
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Mine came with the system. I threw them out though..I just mainly wanted the sump part for the equipment and reef rubble. You can order it at any online location, or maybe your lfs. As Morticus mentioned, make sure the reef rubble is completely submerged. This method works differently than the bio balls.

Also keep in mind that if you decide to use the bio balls and change your mind later to reef rock, you will need to remove them slowly.

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Old 04-27-2005, 03:57 PM   #14
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okay....why slowly?
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mag drive 7 pump
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Old 04-27-2005, 05:42 PM   #15
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Because over time, the bio balls accumulate necessary bacterial colonies for the survival of marine life. If these colonies are removed quickly, then it could jeapordize your tank. If you don't have fish in there now, it's not a big deal. If you leave the bio balls in and decide later to remove them, then you need to do it slowly so the bacterial colonies can catch up.

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Old 04-27-2005, 07:21 PM   #16
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Ohh okay so do you suggest one bio ball a day??
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You can probably do more like 3-5 a day to be on the safe side.

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Old 04-27-2005, 08:04 PM   #18
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okay thanks for your help
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