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Old 10-29-2012, 07:38 PM   #1
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Cheap DIY Bio-Media?

I would like to use homemade Bio Media. I'd like to house the media in my HOB Filter. I read an idea for media .... Toy Army Men! What do you guys think?
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It works, but honestly most things will work, but it wouldn't harm anything to do it for novelty's sake.


Considering that a HOB doesn't have much biomedia space compared to a sump, I'd just get something that is very porous like ceramic media or even old filter carbon.
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Old 10-29-2012, 07:48 PM   #3
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Old filter carbon would work?
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Yes, it serves as a good biomedia because of its surface area.
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I would like to use homemade Bio Media. I'd like to house the media in my HOB Filter. I read an idea for media .... Toy Army Men! What do you guys think?
Lava rock too I believe
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Old 10-29-2012, 08:11 PM   #6
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Interesting hmmm. Anymore ideas?
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Okay. I presently own a Penguin Bio-Wheel 350 HOB Filter. How much would I need?
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Okay. I presently own a Penguin Bio-Wheel 350 HOB Filter. How much would I need?
Toy soldiers? Or lava rock?
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What is wrong with using the bio wheel?
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Old 10-30-2012, 07:47 PM   #10
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bio wheels work pretty well , also carbon breaks down and releases toxins after awhile , I know a lot of people use plastic pot scrubbers as bio media
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