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Old 10-12-2003, 12:29 AM   #1
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when i bought my tank used it was a fowlr and now it is a reef tank. i was told that the bioballs should be removed gradually from the wet/dry filter. is this true? i took about 1/3rd of them out just now and then i thought i'd better check with you guys. what do i do with them once i remove them? should i save them?
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i was told that the bioballs should be removed gradually from the wet/dry filter. is this true?
If you have enough surface area in the LR and sandbed for nitrification, then yes I would remove the bioballs, wet/dry trickle filters are nitrate sinks. Depending on your bioload, if you remove them it should be done slowly over the course of 2-3 weeks.

Here is an article about the basic principle...>>The Berlin Method of Filtration<<.
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