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Old 07-30-2004, 01:09 AM   #1
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Biowheel....do I need it?

I have a newly aquired magnum 350 canister filter I'm going to be running on a 40 gal tank. I'm contemplating getting the biowheel attachment to run on the outlet. One reason is for the added bio-filtration and the other is so I can easily locate the inlet and outlet at opposite sides of the tank.

So...do i really need the additional filtration of the bio-wheel? I know this filter is overkill as is, but I really like the bio-wheel system. If I were to get the attachment, should I go with the double wheel or single wheel attachment? Right now I'm leaning towards the double just for the added surface area.

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IMO your filter is not overkill. And a 10x turnover rate is what I use for all of my tanks. The bio-wheel will help you considerably in grow nitrifying bacteria. Since your going with the expensive filter, you might as well push it to its limits with the bio-wheel. And get the double wheel if you can.

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I put a mini bio wheel on my 20gal along with the filter that is already on it. It made a difference overnight with the clarity and has also started my long awaited cycle after 12 weeks of none. I think the biowheel just does so much more in a different way than the power filter itself.
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