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Old 02-12-2012, 10:42 AM   #1
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Eco bio stones

Not having much luck with advice on the Eco bio stones!
Hasn't anyone used one before. Hope I'm looking in the right place - if not, will someone let me know please. ( I'm still a bit of a newby!)
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Old 02-13-2012, 02:51 PM   #2
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Here is the best I can do for you. Sorry, anything else just ask me and I can prob help much better.

Amazon.com: EcoBio-Block EcoBio-Stone Medium: Pet Supplies
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Old 02-13-2012, 04:47 PM   #3
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Thanks. Nobody in the UK has much info on the stones. I have read up on them but would have liked some first hand advice - they are quite expensive!
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Old 02-13-2012, 06:23 PM   #4
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Wow, they are so expensive! I would think if your tank is properly cycled, these are a waste of money. Are you having problems with your water?
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Old 02-13-2012, 06:40 PM   #5
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EcoBio-Stones

Not really, I suppose, although I do have to do weekly water changes, but my present tank is just 35 litre and it's not that I have much in it.
I was thinking the stone may be useful when I upgrade to a 60 litre tank. Maybe it would quicken the cycle and make it better for the fish when I introduce them to the new one.
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Old 02-13-2012, 06:43 PM   #6
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Can you use your existing filter material to seed your new filter? That would be your best bet. BTW, we pretty much all have to do weekly water changes no matter what.
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Yes, I expect so, but how do I do that. I'll need it my existing tank won't I. The fish will suffer if I take it out, or do I just squeeze the filter sponge on the new one. Excuse my ignorance, and don't worry, I won't do anything until I'm sure it's right.
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What kind of filter is your established one? Is there room to stuff another cartridge in it, or extra floss?
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It's a Classical powerbio 200 internal filter that came with the tank, an Arcadia Arc 35 litre. It has a carbon cartridge and filter media, but is very compact and a small unit.
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Can you take some of the media out of it and put it in the new? Not all, just enough to get the bacteria going.
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