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Mini Bio Balls - 1 gallon

 
Bio-Balls 225 ct 1-gallon box by Coralife. Bio-Balls biological filter media provides more biological filtration for fresh or saltwater aquariums


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I do not recommend this product

Comments Bacterial filtration is all about surface area, the making of mini bio balls, seems to defeat that purpose. While I understand this means they can fit into a smaller space, allowing nano tanks to have wet/dry trickle filtration, I am skeptical that they would have enough surface area.

Normal sized bio balls have a tendency to clog up and need periodic cleaning. Bio balls used in a higher flow can sometimes avoid this, but how do mini bio balls not clog up?

Because I was curious about the above questions I purchased a box of these and used them in my 5.5 gallon nano tank. I noticed no difference after six months in the water parameters before and after. As suspected they did require frequent rinsing to remove detritus.

There is a debate among aquarist about bio balls in general with some for and some against. What I have determined with this experience and over the years, is (good or bad aside) that in a reef tank, they simply aren't necessary. Save your money.


Liked about it 1. Fit into a very small space
2. Looked cool. I know that sounds silly but people couldn't believe I had a tiny web/dry trickle filter



Didn't like 1. Clogged up too easily
2. Made no difference in the water clarity or parameters
3. Just not necessary so why spend the money?


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By tcamos
Jun 21, 2010
 
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Comments Bioballs as most people will say are not the greatest choice of filtration. Especially in a nano tank. They work decently for a few weeks but if left untouched after that without cleaning they become a nitrate factory.


Liked about it They work well when maintained and trap any floating particles well and they are also a great way to oxygenate the water.


Didn't like if left uncleaned they become a nitrate factory and it gets to the point you have to take them out. They're high maintenance and i would suggest to steer clear of bioballs.


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By Rapidfire143
Aug 01, 2009
 
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