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Old 06-08-2007, 10:34 PM   #1
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bio balls.

Bioballs in the sump.

Yay or nay?

opinions optional and appreciated
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Old 06-08-2007, 11:23 PM   #4
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Actually, bioballs do work okay and have for seveal years. However, there are much better options out there that have a greater benefit on the tank and do not require near the maintanance as bioballs. I recommend using LR rubble. It is a far superior filter media.

I have a couple pics in my gallery of my sump with LR rubble if you are interested.
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more info is needed about your tank.. Do you have LR in it and how much, tank size..
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I have bio balls in one of the compartments of my fuge but I am getting ready to replace them with LR rubble. According to his info it says 30 gallon tank and 45 lbs of LR
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Why do you want them? Should not need them with LR>
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IMO replace them with Chaetomorpha Algae or calurpa and a light.
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I have bioballs, they came with the sump/fuge I got (for free) for my 150 tank Im setting up.

I had heard bioballs can be nitrate factories so I was just lookin for opinions.

So as I understand it, they serve the same purpose as LR?
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So as I understand it, they serve the same purpose as LR?
Yes and no. LR is just much more efficent and requires much less maintanance.
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