Bio-rock or Biorock

Discussion in 'Biological/Natural Filtration and Deep Sand Beds' started by Nemos Janitor, 9 Sep 2010.

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    What is Biorock as is loosely used in our hobby? Many LFS sell a ceramic, cement or plastic based creation reportedly the best thing since bubblegum. They call it Bio -rock or Biorock, chose which ever blows your hair back. In reality one may as well use ceramic rings or :) "bio balls". They will perform the same job wont they?

    The term Biorock IMO was cottoned onto by some marketing guys that used the term which is very convincing to the uninformed. Unfortunately it is the newbie.

    Here is a wiki of Biorock. Hmmm... interesting.....


    [ame="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biorock"]Biorock - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia[/ame]
     
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    Very interesting find NJ
     
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    Thank you Frans. Did you follow the reference links?
     
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    I dont have any of this biorock, but you cant enhance your tanks looks and plant corals on a pile of ceramic rings, i think its just another product ( use it or dont use it kind of thing ), and the " bio rock" name - supose its just marketing.
     
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    Thanks Nemos. I posted a thread some months ago wrt the fact that you can use electricity to enhance coral growth.

    I see on one of the links on your postings they are also using electricity to enhance Coral Growth.

    Very interesting to know:

    Check out this PDF File:

    http://www.globalcoral.org/coral%20goddess%20sponsor%20document.pdf
     
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    Yup Sean. It was that post and the Aiptasia Zapper one that got me to investigate. I then came across the wiki.:thumbup:
     
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    @Sean if my memory serves me correct you posted on the tank grounding probe thread.
     
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    Will try and find it now:)
     
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    Thanks for the bump Sean. I now remember skim reading that thread. Did not really take much notice of it then. Will take another read this evening.
     
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    That's some pretty interesting stuff guys, thx for the read. As simple and electroplating but attracting living organisms & enhanced growth. This would be an awesome trick in home aquarium. Can you imagine the overtime the kalk & Ca reactor would be in for.
     
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