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Old 06-01-2011, 03:01 PM   #1
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Bio ball live rock replacement

Hi again!

So in my 65g tank I have 110lbs of lr. I just purchased a canister filter and would like to fill it with bio balls.

If I do this, can I take out some of the live rock? Anyone know the ratio?

100 1.25" bioballs
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Old 06-03-2011, 07:11 PM   #2
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Why would you want to do that. The live rock is a much better bio media than the bio balls, and less likely to build up a concentration of nitrates. What other filtration do you have on the tank?
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No point in bioballs with that much live rock. I don't see why you'd get rid of any of it to be honest.
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With that much lr, you prob dont need any other form of filtration, hob, canister or otherwise.. That lr at that amt should be all the filtration u need. And the best kind too
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With this much life rock, and the dimensions of my tank, it is hugely cluttered. I want to open it up some, while keeping good filtration.



I have an hob, canister, and the live rock currently. The canister is new, so I am cycling it in a different tank.
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Try changing ur scaping, and even removing the hob may relieve some space
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Old 06-04-2011, 12:16 AM   #7
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Tbh, it looks good, but another option is that you could break up ur lr which would open up newer and more conservative aquascaping designs!
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