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Old 12-07-2007, 12:20 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by ReefRaff
I would have thought bio balls would have more surface area. with all the little posts and all.
You would be surprised. Ceramic is porous. Under a microscope you can see a large network of "tunnels" that go throughout the ceramic ring. Each of these tunnels provides additional resting surface for bacteria. The bio-balls provide a geometric surface but do not even come close to the amount of surface area as those tunnels.

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I wish I'd never bought any bio balls.

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