Originally Posted by joy13
Personally I don't like bioballs in my saltwater tanks. I have my skimmer in the first chamber then macro algae and then the pump. I do it that way because that is the way the lady I got my setup from said it works best.
I'm not a fan of them either, but thats just because I dont like the way they look. This is my first salt tank and I am exploring options and taking ideas at this point. What are you using as macro algae?
Originally Posted by Terrance
You're not going to get the full benefit from the bioballs in that setup. They're suppose to be in a trickle formation.
I like some kind of filter sock at the inflow. Are all the red line eggcrate? You get a bubble trap in there.
I was thinking about a sock too, but wasnt sure if it would interfere with the other filtering. All the red is supposed to be eggcrate and my theory was that it would keep all the water in the sump at the same level. That removes the guesswork from the level needed for the skimmer?
What if I replaced the bioballs with live rock rubble? better? Worse?
I thought trapping bubbles was good? Would the material not stop them?
Or am I totally off base here and this is a stupid idea? If so, tell me. I wont be offended, I just want to do this right.