Deniballs

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  1. Nemeziz_za

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    Hi,

    Where can I find Deniballs locally, in Cape Town or alternately available to ship this week to arrive by Thursday?
     
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    Sams should have, shelf in the back, closest to parking area.
     
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    How many do you want? I have a whole bunch (really), all you need to do is pay for shipping! Can send a pic if need be
     
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    Deniballs are bio balls right? Was thinking off adding some to my tank but was two minded about it.
     
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    But it's still the same thing right? I have some bio balls from my old setup big & small ones.
     
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    no not the same thing. They might look alike but they are different.

    Denni balls are bio-degradable. Basically they were the very first NP-Pellets or Orca Cubes... (in a way). The bacteria feeds on it.
     
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    Ok, my bad, I have bio balls, don't think they are the same thing @Nemeziz_za? Look identically except for the colour, and I am sure they are a carbon based polymer to feed the nitrobacter bacteria.
     
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    Ok cool thanks for the info.:thumbup:
     
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    Ok going to Pass on that thanks for the offer though.

    RiaanP is right in his explanation of the Deniball
     
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    @carlosdeandrade
    keep your bio-balls for your quarantine system. Use it in there.
     
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    The deniballs are just a carbon source to feed the denitrifying bacteria. AM use the Deniballs as a slow carbon feed. I used them for many years with success, However the issue i had with them was the reactor used to clog with mucus.

    Deltec came out with the Dialysis bag that released carbon into the reactor but has to be change every 6 weeks or so.

    Both of the above are a way of dosing a denitrator. Both give the aquarist very little control as to the NO3 output and easily block the denitrator with mulm if they become too anaerobic.

    I would recommend that your reactor is 2/3 filled with bio-balls and that you dose a vodka solution into the reactor. In fact the AM denitrator also has a feeding port for Vodka.

    IMO possibly one of the biggest causes of denitrators getting a iffie name was the lack of understanding how a denitrator works and the overloading of Deniballs that caused them to clog.
     
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    Do you still have any deniballs. Or do you know where I can get any??
     
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