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Old 01-27-2010, 03:19 PM   #11
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You guys are cracking me up. Serious LOL going on here!

LR anywhere as long is it's submerged is good. Can you ever have too much filtration? Doubt it.

Bioballs, even when submerged, don't have anoxic zones so they don't help as much. Some of the newer products do seem to have crevices in them so they may be able to take the place of LR.

I think I've heard that even with bioballs some folks have zero or near zero nitrates. A good fuge with lots of macro would help in that regard as would some other methods of nitrate reduction (denitrator).
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There's not a lot of anaerobic activity going on in live rock either. Some though not much. If there is some study showing it does somewhere I'd like to read it. I certainly don't see a lot of bubbles (presumable nitrogen) releasing out of my rock. The lack of crevices means it doesn't have all those crevices for nitrate producing food/fish waste to land and get caught either.

In a submerged environment I'd never rip em out just to change them w/ rubble when I already have enough LR elsewhere.
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For the short term would it be better if I put the bio balls in the bottom container. There is currently sintered glass in there. I has someone suggest that I should remove the sintered glass. Would you advise the same?
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Old 01-28-2010, 04:32 PM   #15
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Is it SIPORAX?
"Made of sintered porous glass. It is small porous cylinders that provide a very high surface area per cubic foot. It is a manmade lava rock type of product that is fairly expensive, but resists clogging. It can perform the denitrification function, as does lava rock"
Never used it, but it sounds good. Maybe too good.
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I don't know if that's the exact brand, buy yeah, that's the stuff. I was told to remove it since my LR was doing the exact same thing. It came with my wet/dry filter. I can't find much information on it though.

*Upon looking into the SIPORAX more I don't think it's the same thing. Mine are just sintered glass cylalnders and are in a mesh bag. It sounds like the SIPORAX is a little different. I don't know. Maybe they are they same thing. They look the same.
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I would leave the bioballs unless you are trying to solve some kind of a problem. If it aint broke, dont break it.
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