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Old 04-03-2013, 01:55 PM   #1
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bio-balls vs. bio-rings

I'm filling my new canister filter and I'm just curious if one is better than the other
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Old 04-03-2013, 01:58 PM   #2
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Not imo ive tryed both and couldnt tell a difference between the two. The rings are easier t clean them some bio balls. It just depens on what your looking at.
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Old 04-03-2013, 09:46 PM   #3
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Bioballs are meant to be used in a trickle-down-system, not submerged. Knowing this, I'd picks the rings.
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Bioballs are meant to be used in a trickle-down-system, not submerged. Knowing this, I'd picks the rings.
The marineland canister filters come with bio-balls
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The marineland bio-balls look different than the normal bioballs, but they also look harder to clean. Its not for me.
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I was mostly worried about the ceramic breaking down over time, especially since fluval recommends changing them every 6 months, which I wouldn't do, but I figure they say that so you keep buying them
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I was mostly worried about the ceramic breaking down over time, especially since fluval recommends changing them every 6 months, which I wouldn't do, but I figure they say that so you keep buying them
Sounds like a marketing ploy because I have been using the same ceramic rings for a few years and aside from a slight color change, there has been no cracking or crumbling.
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