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Old 07-20-2006, 12:48 AM   #1
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I have a wet-dry filter system. The box holding my bio-balls came unlodged from where it was sitting. It was below 2 filter pads and above the water in my sump. Now it is sitting in the water. The balls are about 50% submerged. Is this a problem or should I try to fix it? And believe me it will be a pain to fix.
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Bioballs will remain functional under water, although they get better performance in a wet/dry situation. Keep a close eye on your ammonia/nitrite levels for a couple weeks.

Would you consider your tank understocked, fully stocked, or overstocked?
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give us some info on the tank... Lr? how much
you may not need the BB if you have enough natural filtration wiht LR
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Bioballs will remain functional under water, although they get better performance in a wet/dry situation. Keep a close eye on your ammonia/nitrite levels for a couple weeks.

Would you consider your tank understocked, fully stocked, or overstocked?
ITS A LONG STORY BUT UNDERSTOCKED RIGHT NOW
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Bioballs will remain functional under water, although they get better performance in a wet/dry situation. Keep a close eye on your ammonia/nitrite levels for a couple weeks.

Would you consider your tank understocked, fully stocked, or overstocked?
ITS A LONG STORY BUT UNDERSTOCKED RIGHT NOW
I wouldn't worry too much then.

As Seaham pointed out, you might not need the bioballs at all if you have enough live rock, but I wouldn't want to just yank them all at once either. They're undergone a shock, I'd give the tank a chance to recover before starting to gradually remove bioballs.
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