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Old 03-17-2010, 10:29 PM   #1
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iwas wondering what all i could use in a sump for media have thought about something like lava rock. i know that bio balls will work but i am looking for something different and cheaper. this is on a fresh water setup. so please let me know what you are using i need a little help
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Old 03-22-2010, 05:57 PM   #2
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I think lava rock will alter your PH i would just get some bio balls talk to your LFS and see how much they would charge.
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Nothing in the sump... no need for it, all your biological filtration will take place in the rock in the tank
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I think lava rock will alter your PH i would just get some bio balls talk to your LFS and see how much they would charge.
Bio balls are a bad idea. They can pollute your water.
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