Equipment & Supplies • Bio Balls

For discussion regarding filters, lights, heaters, pumps, etc.

Moderators: Deeda, Kanorin

Bio Balls

Postby Ralph493 » Tue Nov 17, 2020 9:45 am

I have bio balls that are a bit too large to fit in my hob's. If I float them in their bags in my tanks will they still collect bacteria?
Ralph493
 
Joined: Sat Dec 01, 2018 2:38 pm
Location: Western New York

Share On:

Share on Facebook Facebook Share on Twitter Twitter

Re: Bio Balls

Postby ken31cay » Tue Nov 17, 2020 6:16 pm

If they have water continually flowing through them, etc from the hob, then yes. If not then they're basically the same as any decor you have in the tank; they'll collect some beneficial bacteria but not enough to be an effective bio filter.
450gal Frontosa (blue Zaire Moba) & haps
180gal school of Red Rainbowfish
ken31cay
 
Joined: Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:19 pm
Location: Cayman Islands

Re: Bio Balls

Postby Ralph493 » Wed Nov 18, 2020 8:55 am

ken31cay wrote:If they have water continually flowing through them, etc from the hob, then yes. If not then they're basically the same as any decor you have in the tank; they'll collect some beneficial bacteria but not enough to be an effective bio filter.

Thought so . Thanks.
Ralph493
 
Joined: Sat Dec 01, 2018 2:38 pm
Location: Western New York

Re: Bio Balls

Postby Cichlidude » Mon Nov 23, 2020 11:32 am

Just fill your HOB with as many plastic pot scrubbers as the can or 10/20 ppi foam for bio-media.
Cichlidude
 
Joined: Sun Feb 07, 2010 3:00 pm


Return to Equipment & Supplies

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 7 guests