I do understand why bioballs are beneficial, but have seen through various threads that for saltwater setups they seem to keep nitrates from returning to zero.
I've seen that people recommend removing them from saltwater setups completely if u are using live rock for your filtration. However, in a FO
setup, am I setting myself up for high nitrates levels on my first cycle and for problems later down the road.
I guess what I'm asking is there a negative to removing bioballs in a FO
setup? Will I still be able to cycle without them?