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Old 03-16-2004, 03:02 PM   #1
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Bioballs in Wet Dry

I bought a refuge and connected it to my wetdry and i was talking to my LFS and he said that i should put my bio balls back in my wetdry cause the setup im running is considered a Berlin Method and that they dont do well. What is your recommendation on should i put back the bioballs in my wetdry.

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45 Gallon tank
2 x 96 W PC bulbs
50lbs of Live Rock
20lbs of Live Sand
refuge
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Old 03-16-2004, 03:07 PM   #2
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are you running a FOWLR or a reef? Personally, i dont think tat you need bio balls in either as long as you have enough LR, but some think it is ok to have bio balls in a FO tank. i would stay away from them if you are running a reef setup. natural filtration imho is the best form of filtration with the most benefits. what you can and should do is put more rock in your sump and/or fuge. base rock will work fine in either of these if you cant afford LR. HTH
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Old 03-16-2004, 03:30 PM   #3
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I have a Reef setup with Fish, Would it be harmful if i put the LR in the wet/dry.


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take off the tower if their is one and put the rock in fully submerged.
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I meant to say would it be harmful if i put in my Bio balls back in the Wet Dry and have my Refuge going as well.

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Old 03-16-2004, 04:32 PM   #6
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well the bio balls are known to store nitrates, which can be harmful to reef invertabrates. i would advise not to put them back in.
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