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bio media

bio balls
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71%
the sponge ment for bio
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bio media

Postby jd lover » Wed May 02, 2012 5:07 pm

which is better?
no medicine works better than clean water.
no such thing as too much clean water, so go do a water change now.
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Postby 13razorbackfan » Wed May 02, 2012 5:31 pm

I like the ceramic rings and think they do a good job. Just received 4 boxes of fluval biomax yesterday for my new canister filter. I have only used bio balls in wet dry environment. I am not sure how well they work completely submerged. Some say they work fine submerged while others say that other bio media work better submerged.

On my AC110 while I do have th3e ceramic rings I am willing to bet that the two sponges hold more bacteria than the rings as there is just more surface area simply because of the two sponges versus the small bag of rings.
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Postby JAyliffe » Wed May 02, 2012 5:45 pm

+1 for tubes/rings. I have 4 boxes BioMax in my FX5 and it does the business very well. Never used balls or sponges. My only wet/dry filter was an old Eheim in tank one from back in England which was part of my original 50 gallon setup and that used Efisubstrat.
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Postby zquattrucci » Wed May 02, 2012 5:47 pm

both are benifical
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Postby jd lover » Wed May 02, 2012 6:34 pm

thats weird i had the ring as an option but it didnt show lol. well thanks for the reply guess im going with rings. any more input?
no medicine works better than clean water.
no such thing as too much clean water, so go do a water change now.
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Postby phister » Thu May 03, 2012 12:37 am

I use the ceramic rings/tubes as my bio.
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Postby quentin8 » Thu May 03, 2012 1:29 am

I use both balls and rings in my canister and sponges in my fry tanks.
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Postby Anthraxx8500 » Thu May 03, 2012 7:58 pm

why is there no both option? i do sponges in my canister filters dbled up at the bottom. middle is all bio media wether pond matrix, bio balls, or ceramic products. and water polishing foam inserts on top. this is all paired with additional water movement from koralia powerheads and sponge filters as well.
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